Crop Detail

Cotton is a major crop of Pakistan after wheat and it occupies the largest area in Pakistan compared to other crops. Cotton crop earns the country largest export revenues and in addition to the lint, the seed of cotton for oil and meal accounts for 80 percent of the national production of oilseed. Cotton and cotton related products contribute 10 percent to gross domestic product (GDP) and 55 percent to the foreign exchange earnings of the country. The area under the cultivation of cotton crop increased significantly in the last 30 years, around 7.86 million acres in 2015-016. Cotton is an important cash crop grown in Pakistan and it contributes substantially to the national economy of Pakistan and is a key source of livelihood for the rural people (Pakistan, 2012-13). It is widely grown in hot and humid areas where there are high pest hazards as some insects are especially deleterious to cotton yield and its quality.

Major/Minor Major
Temporary/Permanent Temporary
Category Agriculture Extension
Type Crops
Crop Climate Title Sub Tropical
Crop Water Method Title Irrigated
Crop Duration Perennial
Crop Economic Title Cash Crop
Crop Growing Season Kharif / Rainy / Monsoon Crops

Pests, Weeds, Diseases and Disorders

Sucking Pests
White Fly Thrips Spider Mite Caterpillar Mealybug Wild Boar American Bollworm Pink Bollworm Jassids Caterpillar armyworm
Fungal Diseases
Anthracnose Root Rot Boll Rot Fusarim wilt Alternaria leaf |Spot Cercospora leaf spot Cotton Leaf Curl virus
Bacterial Diseases
Angular Leaf Spot Bacterial Leaf Spot
Viral Diseases
Tobacco Streak Virus
Narrow leaves weeds Perennial and annual weeds Broad spectrum weed control Grasses Deela, Itsit, Madhana, Swanki Pre-emergence herbicide
Stunted, yellow, defoliation and smaller bolls Affected leaves become dry and get fall off. it may causes cankers on stem. Infection is spread to boll, then rotting of boll occurred afterward they get fall off. Circular red lesions on leaves which enlarge and turn white or grey Small, reddish or light colored diseased spots are observed on plant leaves. It attack boll at any stage and infection spread to lint and seed. the bolls affected by the disease have small, water-soaked, circular, slightly depressed, reddish brown spots. sudden and complete wilting of plants. upward and downward curling of leaves accompanied by small as well as main vein thickenings. Bolls remained small in size and failed to open. all parts of badly hit plants are very brittle and ready broken.

Cotton Crop Seed Varieties

Name Seed Rate
CIM496 8-10 kg per acre
Nayab-IN 8-10 kg per acre
CIM505 8-10 kg per acre
FH-160 8-10 kg per acre
FH-1000 8-10 kg per acre
Bt CIM-598 8-10 kg per acre
Ali Akbar-802 8-10 kg per acre
NN-3 8-10 kg per acre
CIM 499 .
CIM 506 .
CIM 707 .
CIM 446 .
FH 901 .
BH 160 .
NAYAB 111 .
FH-492 .
FH-Anmol .
FH-Super Cotton-1 .

Cotton Districts Wise Calendar

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