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UAF and PARB to launch projects on management of whitefly, pink bollworm.

FAISALABAD -- Punjab Agriculture Research Board (PARB) and the Department of Entomology, University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) on Saturday inked an agreement to kick off projects worth Rs75 million on management of whitefly and pink bollworm that are inflicting loss of billions of rupees on the national economy.

A spokesman for the UAF said here Saturday that the agreement was

signed by UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mohammad Iqbal Zafar and PARB Chief Executive Officer Dr Noorul Islam Khan at the syndicate room.

Chairman Entomology and Project Manager Dr Jalal Arif, Pest Warning

and Quality Assurance Director General Khalid Mehmood, UAF Director Research Dr Zahir A Zahir, Professor Dr Mansoor Sahi, Dr Dildar Gogi and

Dr Ahmad Nawaz attended the ceremony.

Under the PARB projects, UAF, Ayub Research, Cotton Research Institute Multan, Mohammad Nawaz Sharif Agriculture University Multan, Nuclear Institute for Biology, Central Cotton Research Institute and NIBGE will work together to overcome the issue.

The project titled 'Management of whitefly by integrated strategies

and development of resistant cotton germplasm through genetic engineering' will help the country overcome the issue.

Under the project titled 'Comprehensive integrated scientific approach for the development of sustainable management strategies of pink bollworm', the scientists will assess the rearing of PBW, weather variables and relationship.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
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Date:Sep 10, 2017
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