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Title: The Ugandan Cotton Industry: Can it take advantage of the ongoing Global Science and Biotechnology Development?

Date Published: 2003
Author/s: NARO
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Crop losses due to cotton pests (est. 40% loss in 2003/4 due to
bollworms alone (NARO)
Weeds — losses estimated at 30% of potential by late weeding
Rainfall pattern changes — must maximize water use
Pesticide cost Commercial subsidies are costing $1.8 million
annually. This reflects farmer price and enthusiasm
Potential Environmental impact of pesticides
Human health issues with increased pesticide application
Soil fertility — few resources available for fertilizers