THE National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC) says the North-East comprising Adamawa, Yobe, Borno, Gombe, Bauchi and Taraba are fertile states making them a big hub for cotton production.
Mr Idris Aliyu, the Director of Seed Industry Development, Technical Support and Commercial Services, NASC, said the North-East had always been fertile ground, and the culture of cotton production had been there since colonial times. The director, who spoke on the new hybrid cotton varieties BG 571 and BG 567, recently approved and introduced to farmers last December, said these varieties were high-yielding…
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