Bathinda cotton farmers adopting bed plantation technique to reap benefits -Vishal Joshi

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published Published on Jun 14, 2020   modified Modified on Jun 16, 2020

-Hindustan Times

The unconventional system of cultivation is considered useful in controlling weed, saving water and reducing crop lodging

Chandigarh: Progressive cotton farmers in Bathinda district have taken to unconventional narrow raised bed technique. According to information, about 3,500 hectares in the district is under this system of cotton cultivation that is considered useful in weed control, saving water and reducing crop lodging.

The state agriculture department has recognised the novel initiative taken by the farmers. Officials are following it minutely with a plan to promote the cost-efficient technique from the next year in the cotton-sowing area the already semi-arid districts of south Malwa.

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Hindustan Times, 14 June, 2020,

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