Greener Journal of Agronomy, Forestry and Horticulture Vol. 1 (1), pp. 012-020, September 2013.
ISSN: 2354-2306 © 2013 Greener Journals
Manuscript Number: 082013797
Worldwide Impact of BT Cotton: Implications for Agricultural Research in Pakistan
*1Saleem Ashraf, 1Muhammad Iftikhar,
1Ghazanfar Ali Khan and 2Hassan M.Z.Y.
1Institute of Agricultural Extension & Rural Development, University of Agriculture,
2Agriculture Officer Muzaffargarh-Pakistan.
*Corresponding Author’s Email: saleem1828 @ gmail.com
Since 2010 many BT varieties have been approved in Pakistan and also have been adopted by the farmers commercially as well. Not only is the adoption and production lower than the other BT adopter countries of the world but also development plans are slower. Pakistan needs more resistant varieties that should be susceptible to agronomic conditions of the country and safer for the environment. Effort has been made in this publication to explain the BT cotton trends in other countries of the world and also originated the need of modifications in Pakistan. More importantly, this manuscript explores the need on how BT can be effectively utilized in Pakistan. Audiences for this manuscript involve research department, extension agents along with public and private sectors and the end users (cotton growers). All researchers, policy formulators, donor agencies, authoritative groups and farmers have a responsibility to fully consider the diversity of BT.
Keywords: BT cotton, Pakistan, Genetically Modified Crop.
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