Cotton picking accelerates in Punjab; picking in Southern Sindh terminated

According to the Pakistan Central Cotton Committee data, cotton picking has significantly increased in Punjab. The report highlights that due to decent production, better yields are being harvested from the region.

Pest infestation is being managed through various chemistries and overall no significant losses have been reported.

However, in southern districts of Sindh i.e. Umerkot, Mirpur Khas, Tando Muhammad khan, Badin, Tando Allah Yar and Hyderabad, the crop is being terminated after fifth and sixth picking. The quality of crop in the region was heavily affected by incidents of pink boll worm and heavy rains.

Prices of seed cotton remained between 2700-3300 per 40 kilograms.

Targets for Area and Production of Cotton Crop (2017-18)

S. No

Province

Area (million hectares)

Production (million bales)

1

Punjab

2.42

10.00

2

Sindh

0.65

4.00

3

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

0.001

0.002

4

Baluchistan

0.038

0.038

Total of Pakistan

3.11

14.04

 

Sowing Position of Cotton Crop as on 10th July, 2017 Area (million hectares)

Province

Target

2017-18

Area Sown

% Change

2017-18

2016-17

Target

Last Year

Punjab

2.42

2.145

1.780

88.6%

+20.5

Sindh

0.65

0.608

0.636

94%

-4.4

Pakistan

3.11

2.753

2.416

88.52%

+13.95

 

 

First Estimate of Cotton Crop 2017-18

Province

Expected Production (million bales)

First Cotton Crop Assessment (10-8-2017)

Second Cotton Crop Assessment (2-11-2017)

Punjab

8.80

8.80

Sindh

3.70

3.70

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa & Baluchistan

0.10

0.10

Pakistan

12.60

12.60

Posted on: 2017-11-07T12:08:00+05:00