Stories in the
Thursday, 13 October 2016
VISIT OF MR. NEIL FORRESTER, ENTOMOLOGIST AND B.T COTTON EXPERT, FORMER DIRECTOR, COTTON RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, AUSTRALIA, TO THE KCA ON 19.05.2016:
Mr. Neil Forrester, Entomologist and B.T Cotton Expert, visited the KCA on
19-05-2016, held a meeting with the Executive Committee and senior members of the Cotton
Trade and discussed and shared his experiences relating to Pakistan Cotton.
In his welcoming remarks, Khawaja Tahir Mahmood, Chairman, The KCA thanked
Mr. Neil Forrester for visiting the KCA despite his pre-occupied engagements and shared the
cotton marketing and crop situation in Pakistan.
Chairman apprised that Mr. Neil Forrester is a B.T Cotton Expert. Trained as an
entomologist, and had a vast experience of resistance management for synthetic insecticides
and Bt cotton. He had worked with various public and private sector research organizations
and had also served at the Board of Cotton Research and Development Corporation,
Chairman further said that it was a unique occasion at the KCA that an Entomologist
and eminent B.T Cotton Scientist was present in the KCA to share his achievements and
experience with Executive Committee and prominent members of the Karachi Cotton
Mr. Neil Forrester made a comprehensive presentation on the issues of (i) Pakistan
Cotton Market, (ii) Pakistan Textile Sector, (iii) Direct Benefit of better cotton, (iv) in
adequate seed provisions system its problem & solution, (v) Insect pest problems and
solution, (vi) Government Cess on spinners/ginners, (vii) Pink Bollworm, (viii) strike force,
(ix) weeds and (x) water problem etc. to the members of the Executive Committee & Senior
members of the Cotton Trade.