February 9, 1999
The following points are my reply to the Monsantos reaction to "Farmers go on Barricades", FR of 11.01.1999.
The pink bollworm (Pectinophora gossypiella) is gaining importance as a serious pest in Semi Arid Tropics i.e. dryland cotton. No information is available on the reaction of Bollgard to this pest.
The cotton crop in India is affected by about 130 species of insects and few species of mites are responsible to a greater extent for low yields in India. How will the Bollgard variety give protection to these insect species?. A scientist from Agricultural Research Station (ARS), Warangal opined (personal communication) that the Bollgard cotton crop is susceptible to sucking pest complex.
M.S.CHARI, IFAD-ICRISAT Project
Centre for World Solidarity (CWS), Hyderabad, India
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