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Farmers advised to pick neat,clean cotton.

MULTAN -- The agriculture department advised farmers to ensure neat and clean picking of cotton to get handsome return of their produce.

In a press statement issued here on Saturday, Assistant Director Agriculture Information, Naveed Asmat Kohlun said that cotton was the important crop of the country and a major source of earning foreign exchange.

He suggested farmers to manage cotton picking from 10 am to 4 pm. Similarly, there should be 15 to 20 days duration between two consecutive cotton pickings.

He said that Punjab government provided special training to cotton pickers so that the farmers could avail maximum benefits.The farmers should start picking when 50 per cent of cotton flowers should be open and mature, he added.

Similarly, affected cotton must be kept away from clean. He urged upon farmers to offer reasonable wages to cotton pickers women so that they should maintain standards.

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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
Date:Nov 19, 2017
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