2 Varieties of Bt. Cotton released in Nigeria


Two varieties of Bt Cotton: MRC7377 BGII and MRC7361 BGII  have just been released and the officially registered by the National Committee on Naming, Registration & Release of Crop Materials at its 26th meeting held in Ibadan today.

The Chairman of the committee, Chief Awoyemi remarked that the release and registration of GM cotton is revolutionary to the agricultural development of the country as it would lead to the future adoption of the GM technology in  Nigeria of food crops.

According to the OFAB Country Coordinator,  Dr. Rose Gidado, this is a very big and important milestone in the history of Modern Biotechnology practice in Nigeria. This will help revamp the textile industry by overcoming the most devastating pest(Bollworm) in cotton production