Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) Ludhiana said on Friday that farmers in the state should regularly monitor their cotton fields for the incidence of pink bollworm.

“Cotton farmers should regularly monitor their fields for the incidence of pink bollworm (PBW),” advised Dr. Vijay Kumar, Senior Entomologist, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), during a live broadcast. . It was important to study PBW resources to deal with this, he said, while urging farmers to contact PAU
experts to notice the attack and follow best practices for handling it.

Microbiology expert Dr. Pratiba Vyas said that biofertilizers are inexpensive, environmentally friendly and non-polluting microbial inoculants that help maintain soil fertility and improve crop productivity.

The university recommended biofertilizers for rice, wheat, corn, sugarcane, onion, potato, turmeric, bersim, alfalfa, pigeon pea, soybean, moong, field pea, urdbean, etc. she informed, adding that the adoption of this technology has surged in Punjab over the past few years.

Sandeep Sofat, Managing Director of Markfed, provided marketing advice for the moong crop.