Cotton

Cotton Research Institute, Multan

Cotton is the most important cash crop of Pakistan. It is a major source of foreign exchange earnings and also provides livelihood to millions of people in Pakistan. Southern Punjab (Multan, Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan and D.G. Khan Divisions) having cotton–wheat-cotton cropping pattern is a major belt of cotton production in Punjab. Research work on cotton was started under Cotton Research Station Lyallpur (now Faisalabad), established in 1902. There has been continuous expansion in cotton research system in Punjab to cater the needs of farmers and other stakeholders. During 1935, one research sub-station was established in Multan for testing the performance of varieties in relatively hotter Southern zone. Cotton Research Institute Multan is the first and the oldest cotton research center established in Southern Punjab with the main objective of developing cotton varieties particularly for this cotton belt. Office of the Director was shifted from Faisalabad to Multan in 2016 and Cotton Research Station Multan was upgraded to Cotton Research Institute Multan in 2017. At present six stations are working under the umbrella of Director Cotton in Multan, Bahawalpur, Vehari, Sahiwal, Faisalabad and Khanpur. 

Sr. No.
Varieties
Year of Release
Sowing Time
Yield Potential (Maunds/Acre)
Recommended Areas
Salient Features
G.O.T (%)
SL (mm)
Mike (μg/inch)
Strength (tppsi)

1

4-F

1914

1st May-15th June

15 to 20

All Areas of Punjab

32.0

21.5

5.0

85.0

2

LSS

1933

1st May-15th June

15 to 20

All Areas of Punjab

32.0

23.0

5.0

85.0

3

289 F/43

1934

1st May-15th June

15 to 20

All Areas of Punjab

30.0

24.0

4.5

93.5

4

124-F

1945

1st May-15th June

15 to 20

All Areas of Punjab

33.0

25.0

4.7

95.0

5

199-F

1946

1st May-15th June

15 to 20

All Areas of Punjab

35.0

25.0

4.5

90.0

6

AC-134

1959

1st May-10th June

15 to 20

All Areas of Punjab

34.5

26.5

4.5

92.5

7

L-11

1959

1st May-10th June

15 to 20

All Areas of Punjab

33.7

27.7

4.0

90.0

8

BS-1

1962

1st May-10th June

15 to 20

All Areas of Punjab

34.5

25.0

4.5

91.5

9

MS-39

1970

1st May-10th June

15 to 20

All Areas of Punjab

33.6

31.5

3.8

87.5

10

MS-40

1970

1st May-10th June

15 to 20

All Areas of Punjab

32.7

31.3

3.8

88.0

11

149-F

1971

1st May-10th June

20 to 25

All Areas of Punjab

34.5

28.0

4.1

94.3

12

B-557

1975

1st May-10th June

20 to 25

All Areas of Punjab

34.5

27.5

4.5

92.5

13

MNH-93

1980

1st May-31st May

30 to 35

All Areas of Punjab

37.5

28.4

4.5

94.0

14

MS-84

1983

1st May-31st May

20 to 25

All Areas of Punjab

34.5

33.0

3.9

91.4

15

MNS-79

1983

1st May-31st May

20 to 25

All Areas of Punjab

36.5

27.5

4.4

99.3

16

MNH129

1985

1st May-31st May

30 to 35

All Areas of Punjab

38.6

28.7

4.4

95.4

17

SLH-41

1985

1st May-31st May

25 to 30

All Areas of Punjab

36.5

27.7

4.4

89.0

18

S-12

1988

1st May-31st May

35 to 40

All Areas of Punjab

41.2

28.2

4.4

93.0

19

FH-87

1988

1st May-31st May

30 to 35

All Areas of Punjab

33.8

28.5

4.3

95.0

20

Gohar-87

1990

1st May-31st May

30 to 35

All Areas of Punjab

34.5

27.2

4.4

92.6

21

RH-1

1990

1st May-31st May

30 to 35

All Areas of Punjab

31.5

29.0

3.9

103.7

22

MNH147

1992

1st May-31st May

30 to 35

All Areas of Punjab

42.5

27.3

4.0

96.6

23

BH-36

1992

1st May-31st May

30 to 35

All Areas of Punjab

35.0

28.3

4.0

87.0

24

S-14

1995

1st May-31st May

35 to 40

All Areas of Punjab

43.9

29.5

4.2

93.6

25

SLS-1

1995

1st May-31st May

30 to 35

All Areas of Punjab

36.8

27.4

4.6

95.3

26

MNH329

1996

1st May-31st May

30 to 35

All Areas of Punjab

41.8

28.5

4.2

96.6

27

FH-634

1996

1st May-31st May

30 to 35

All Areas of Punjab

36.3

28.5

4.1

95.1

28

RH-112

1996

1st May-31st May

30 to 35

All Areas of Punjab

34.3

27.6

4.6

95.1

29

FVH-53

1998

1st May-31st May

35 to 40

All Areas of Punjab

35.8

27.5

4.8

101.2

30

BH-118

1999

1st May-31st May

30 to 35

All Areas of Punjab

37.5

28.5

4.7

96.9

31

FH900

2000

15th April-31st May

30 to 35

All Areas of Punjab

37.5

28.5

4.5

94.0

32

FH901

2000

15th April-31st May

30 to 35

All Areas of Punjab

38.2

26.7

5.1

92.0

33

MNH554

2000

15th April-31st May

30 to 35

All Areas of Punjab

43.0

28.5

4.3

98.9

34

MNH552

2000

15th April-31st May

30 to 35

All Areas of Punjab

40.0

27.5

5.2

96.3

35

FH-1000

2003

15th April-31st May

30 to 35

All Areas of Punjab

38.8

27.5

4.9

96.9

36

BH-160

2004

15th April-31st May

30 to 35

All Areas of Punjab

35.3

29.5

4.6

101.9

37

MNH-786

2006

15th April-31st May

35 to 40

All Areas of Punjab

39.5

27.5

4.7

101.0

38

CRSM-38

2009

15th April-31st May

35 to 40

All Areas of Punjab

39.5

29.0

4.5

95.0

39

FH-113

2010

15th April-31st May

35 to 40

All Areas of Punjab

40.0

28.0

4.7

98.0

40

FH-114

2012

15th April-31st May

35 to 40

All Areas of Punjab

39.6

28.1

4.9

95.5

41

MNH-886

2012

15th April-31st May

35 to 40

All Areas of Punjab

41.0

28.2

4.9

99.5

42

FH-942

2012

15th April-31st May

35 to 40

All Areas of Punjab

38.0

29.6

4.2

95.1

43

B H-167

2012

15th April-31st May

35 to 40

All Areas of Punjab

41.2

29.1

4.8

92.7

44

SLH-317

2012

15th April-31st May

35 to 40

All Areas of Punjab

38.0

29.8

4.4

96.7

45

FH-118

2013

15th April-31st May

35 to 40

All Areas of Punjab

39.2

28.0

4.2

100.8

46

FH-142

2013

15th April-31st May

35 to 40

All Areas of Punjab

40.0

29.0

4.7

99.6

47

BH-178

2013

15th April-31st May

35 to 40

All Areas of Punjab

41.5

29.5

4.9

98.6

48

VH-259

2013

15th April-31st May

35 to 40

All Areas of Punjab

39.5

27.5

4.9

93.0

49

FH-Lalazar

2016

1st April-31st May

35 to 40

All Areas of Punjab

42.0

28.9

4.8

98.6

50

MNH-988

2016

1st April-31st May

35 to 40

All Areas of Punjab

42.0

28.5

4.8

96.1

51

VH-305

2016

1st April-31st May

35 to 40

All Areas of Punjab

39.8

28.1

4.8

96.0

52

BH-184

2016

1st April-31st May

35 to 40

All Areas of Punjab

40.0

28.7

4.9

95.5

53

RH-647

2016

1st April-31st May

35 to 40

All Areas of Punjab

40.2

28.3

4.2

99.2

54

VH-327

2016

1st April-31st May

35 to 40

DG Khan & Bahawalpur Divisions

37.7

30.2

3.9

101.0

55

FH-326

2017

1st April-31st May

35 to 40

Faisalabad, DG Khan & Bahawalpur Divisions

38.8

29.2

4.3

95.3

56

FH-152

2018

1st April-31st May

35 to 40

All Areas of Punjab

40.3

28.9

4.2

115.5

57

RH-662

2018

1st April-31st May

35 to 40

DG Khan & Bahawalpur Divisions

39.9

29.1

4.3

105.3

58

RH-668

2018

1st April-31st May

35 to 40

DG Khan & Bahawalpur Divisions

39.4

28.8

4.5

103.2

59

SLH-8

2018

1st April-31st May

35 to 40

All Areas of Punjab

41.0

30.1

4.3

96.3