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Sikh News Pest infestation destroys over 2000 acres of cotton crop in Punjab (ANI via Yahoo! In

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    Ludhiana, July 10 (ANI): Pest infestation has led to major crop destruction in Punjab, causing immense loss to the farmers. Infestation by Mealy bug, a white fuzzy insect that sucks plant juice, has led to major damage of cotton crop in Punjab's Muktsar District. Farmers have tried various insecticides and pesticides but to no avail. "We sowed cotton in eight bigha (nearly 13 acres) of ...

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