• Survey of Cotton diseases with special reference to leaf curl virus, boll rot disease and reddening of cotton in Sindh.
    • Isolation & Identification of cotton disease organisms through different pathological techniques.
    • Control of measures for cotton diseases through cultural, biological and chemical controls.
    • Collection of preservation of disease specimens and host plants.
    • Testing of CLCV resistant varieties at hot places known in Sindh.
    • Studies on Cotton Leaf Reddening problems in Sindh.



  • Acid delimited cotton seed is treated with PCNB compound fungicide which gives enhanced seed cotton yield and show low incidence of seedling rot diseases as compared to fuzzy seed.
  • Boll rot disease is caused by fungi like Asprgillus sp. Rhizopus sp. Fusarium sp. and Bacteria after the attack of spotted of bollworm.
  • Spray fungicide along with compatible insecticide at the time of bollworm can be minimized boll rot disease.
  • Mixing of different organic amendment, reduce or check the incidence of root rot disease of cotton.
  • Excessive irrigation causes suffocation, but not the root rot disease.
  • It has been observed that, Rhizoctonia sp., Fusarium sp. are associated organisms with root rot disease of cotton.
  • Cotton leaf curl virus disease can be minimized by controlling whitefly, sowing resistant varieties and cultural control practices.