Collector Darez Ahmed has urged farmers of the district to go in for long staple cotton which would fetch them excellent profits.
At a conference on the cultivation of long staple cotton and maize at Veppanthattai Cotton Research Centre on Saturday, he pointed out that the country needed 15 lakh bales of long staple cotton whereas our production is only five lakh bales.
“As there is quite a high demand, raising this would fetch you considerable profits,” he told the farmers.
According to an official release, he said that farmers in Perambalur are able to harvest 10-12 quintals of long staple cotton per acre.
Similarly, he said, maize formed an important component of agriculture in the district.
Most of the farmers in the region raise either cotton or maize.
He urged them to utilise the technical advice provided by the experts from Tamil Nadu Agriculture University at the conference and go in for high-yielding new varieties.