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Govt lowers price of Bt cotton seeds
The Centre has marginally lowered the maximum sale price of Bt cotton seeds (BG-II) for a 450-gram packet to Rs 730 for the 2019-20 season.
Hyderabad firm buys Monsanto’s cotton seed biz
Hyderabad-based Tierra Agrotech Pvt Ltd has acquired the branded cotton seeds business of Monsanto Holdings as the US-based seed giant battles a bitter dispute with former Indian licensee Nuziveedu Seeds in the Delhi High Court.
Farmers switch to cotton from soya
Encouraged by showers under monsoons, the farmers in the Kamareddy district in Telengana in India have pinned hopes on cotton crop with soya cultivated last year leaving them high and dry.
PAU develops reusable BT cotton seeds
Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has developed two varieties of BT cotton whose plant's seed can be used in the next season and has become the first agriculture institute to develop reusable seeds.
India’s first Bt cotton developed
Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana has announced that it has developed country's first genetically-modified (Bt) varieties of cotton — the seeds of which could be reused by farmers, resulting in saving the repeated cost they have to bear every season.
US cotton output to rise
Cotton industry in the US has always been an important contributor to the country’s economy. As one of the top three cotton producing countries in the world, the US benefits from its enormous cotton planting area in southern and western states, including Texas, California, Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.
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