Steamy nights hit Pakistan cotton crop

10 September 1998

  • Steamy nights hit Pakistan cotton crop

    UNUSUALLY hot night temperatures in August have hit Pakistans cotton crop.

    Temperatures are reported to have been 2°C higher in August, compared with last year.

    Scientists at the countrys research institute suggest that Pakistan is going through some environmental change caused by large-scale deforestation, especially in the mountainous areas of northern Pakistan.

    The higher temperatures have prompted demands for fresh research into cotton varieties that can stand the heat.

    • Financial Times 10/09/98 page 42

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