CLCV, Mealy Bug incidences rise in Lower Sindh and Punjab Region: Cotton Update

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According to the Pakistan Central Cotton Committee data, heavy rains in Thatta, Badin, Tharparkar, Umerkot, Mirpur Khas and Sanghar Districts have damaged the quality of Cotton, lowering the seed cotton prices in the respective districts.

Many incidences have been reported from Lower Sindh, and Punjab areas. Pink boll worm incidence being reported in Sindh, whereas various insect pests and diseases such as white fly, thrips, Mealy Bug, Army worm and clcuv have been reported in numerous regions of Punjab.

Prices of seed cotton remained between 2800-3200.

Targets for Area and Production of Cotton Crop (2017-18)

S. No

Province

Area (million hectares)

Production (million bales)

1

Punjab

2.42

10.00

2

Sindh

0.65

4.00

3

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

0.001

0.002

4

Baluchistan

0.038

0.038

Total of Pakistan

3.11

14.04

 

Sowing Position of Cotton Crop as on 10th July, 2017 Area (million hectares)

Province

Target

2017-18

Area Sown

% Change

2017-18

2016-17

Target

Last Year

Punjab

2.42

2.145

1.780

88.6%

+20.5

Sindh

0.65

0.608

0.636

94%

-4.4

Pakistan

3.11

2.753

2.416

88.52%

+13.95

 

First Estimate of Cotton Crop 2017-18

Province

Expected Population (million bales)

Punjab

8.80

Sindh

3.70

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa & Baluchistan

0.10

Pakistan

12.60

 

Data provided by Pakistan Central Cotton Committee

Posted on: 2017-09-27T12:33:00+05:00

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