Cotton bollworm Current Affairs, GK & News

Study: Benefits in Punjab due to BT Cotton adoption

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, ..

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AI-based Pest Management

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 ..

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Pink Bollworm Infestation and Bt Cotton

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 ..

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