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American Bollworm Pest May Hit Cotton Output

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Emergence of the dreaded American bollworm pest in large parts of the northern cotton belt of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan has jeopardised prospects of a record cotton harvest this year.

Krishi Bhawan has asked the agriculture departments of these states to keep a close watch on the build-up and further spread of the pest and launch integrated pest management (IPM) measures to check crop damage.

Though the country

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