Cotton bollworm Current Affairs, GK & News
As per recent study in Punjab, adoption of BT cotton in Punjab has resulted in net economic and environmental benefits. About BT Cotton BT cotton is a genetically modified organism (GMO) or genetically modified pest resistant plant cotton variety. It produces an insecticide to combat bollworm. BT toxins are insecticidal to larvae of moths, butterflies, ..
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2021
Recently, professor Jayashankar from Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU) inked a memorandum with Mumbai based Wadhwani Institute of Artificial Learning to provide an AI-Based Pest Management system to the farmers. Objective of the memorandum Memorandum was signed in a bid to provide information regarding any possible infestation of pink bollworm in cotton field which in ..
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2021
Category: Science & Technology Current Affairs
India is the only Bt cotton-growing country facing the problem of pink bollworm infestation. Even though Bollgard 2, or BG-2, Monsanto’s second generation insecticidal technology for cotton, was supposed to protect crops against the pink bollworm, the pest has grown resistant to the toxins produced by this trait. As a result, farmers now spend more ..