FAISALABAD: Agriculture department has advised growers to start cultivation of

cotton crop after mid April to save their crops from severe pests’ attacks. A spokesman of department said here Monday the farmers should start cultivation of cotton after April 15 and use approved hybrid varieties if they want to get maximum yield and

financial benefits. The approved varieties are: CIM-496, CIM-506, CIM-554, CIM-573, MNH-786, CRSM-38, PH-167, FH-942, NIAB-852, NIAB-777, NIAB-846, SLH-317, etc. More information in this regard can be obtained from agri free helpline 0800-15000 and 0800-29000 from 8:00am to 8:00 pm, he added.–APP