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Farmers Getting High Yields from Hybrid Cotton Seeds

Dimple Gupta
Dimple Gupta
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Platinum BG2, a new type of hybrid cottonseed by Veda Seeds has given the highest cotton yields to the farmers.  

Yesterday, i.e., 19th October 2021, a platinum cotton field event was organized by the representatives of Veda Seed Sciences Pvt. Ltd at the Pulusu Vemareddy farm in Veldurthy village in Macherla constituency of Guntur district in Andhra Pradesh.  

Veda Seeds offers high quality, high yielding hybrid seeds with the confidence that the farmers across the district are living happily with good yields using our company seeds” said Sivaramakrishna, Marketing DGM Veda Seeds at the occasion. He added – “About 1,500 farmers from Macherla, Durgi and Veldurthy zones attended the demonstration event”. 

This hybrid seed is a new type that can be molded at 3 x 1 feet in light soils, van be planted at 3 ½ 2 x 1 feet, etc. All these bending conditions provide highest benefits to the farmers.

Significance 

Cotton crop is grown in tropical and sub-tropical regions in more than 80 countries, and is a major fiber cropIndia is one of the major cotton-producing countries, with USA, China, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Turkey, Greece and Egypt, altogether contributing 85% of the global production. And, India has 9.1 million ha. under cotton cultivation, this is the largest area in the world.

The states of Punjab, Haryana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, A.P., Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu contribute to the area largely under cotton cultivation. However, due to rain fed cultivation in about 66% of the total area and inadequate use of quality inputs, the productivity of cotton is really low. As the old saying goes – necessity is the mother of invention; all these problems evolved the idea of hybrid cotton seeds.  

India, with an idea to eliminate crop destruction, is a pathfinder for commercial cultivation of cotton hybrids, covering more than 50% of the cotton area. Cotton hybrids have wider adaptability, high degree of resistance to biotic and abiotic interventions, have better and uniform fiber quality and thus, are 50% more productive than other variants and they also take less time to develop.

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