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Punjab Agricultural University releases 9 new crop varieties

Updated on Thu, 23 April 2015 at 20:38 IST
Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana

Punjab Agricultural University has been an active in finding new varieties and new method of farming in order to increase the produce and reduce the effect of insects/bacteria on them crops.

Here is the list of latest new 9 varieties from Punjab Agricultural University.

Rice PR 124

Variety PR 124 posseses long slender and translucent grains with good cooking quality. It gives an average paddy yield of 30.4 q/acre and showed superiority of 7.5 and 2.31 % over checks PR 116 and PR 121, respectively. It is lodging tolerant and resistant to all the ten pathotypes of bacterial blight pathogen. It matures in 135 days which is 5-7 days earlier than PR 116 (140 days) and PR 121 (142 days).

Cotton F 2383

This variety of American cotton recorded 7.9 q/acre seed cotton yield at 67.5 x 10.0 cm spacing against 7.0 q/acre of LH 2108 at 67.5 x 60.0 cm spacing, showing 12.6 % superiority. F2383 was shorter in height (121.8 cm) as compared to LH 2108 (147.9 cm) and is suitable for mechanical picking of bolls.

Cotton F 2228

This variety of American cotton, yielded 7.4 q/acre which is 7.2 and 12.61 per cent more than the check varieties LH 2108 and RCH 650 BG II, respectively.

Sesame LT 8

It recorded an average yield of 2.8 q/acre with a superiority of 9.0 % over check RT 346. It is resistant to cercospora leaf spot. Application of nitrogen at 52.5 kg/ha (110 kg/ha of urea) resulted in 14.2, 27.2 and 46.5 per cent higher seed yield of sesame over 35 kg/ha of N, 25 t/ha of FYM and without fertilizer application, respectively.

Sugarcane Co 118

It is an early maturing variety which yielded 322 q/acre which was 21.8 and 6.8 per cent higher than CoJ 64 and CoJ 85, respectively. It matures in 250-260 days after planting having 16.2 - 17.2 per cent sucrose in juice during November/December. It is moderately resistant to red rot.

Sugarca ne Co 238

It is mid-maturing variety yielding 365 q/acre which is 21.4 per cent higher than CoJ 88, but yields 2.8 per cent less than Co Pb 91. It matures at 300 days after planting and has over 17 per cent sucrose in juice during January. It is moderately resistant to red rot disease.

Sorghum PSC 4

It is a multi-cut hybrid having green fodder yield of 340 q/acre which was 15.7 % higher than PSC 1. It is resistant to shoot fly.

Spring Maize PMH 10

This hybrid gives an average yield of 31.6 q/acre during spring season which was 12.1 and 10.2 per cent higher than the checks PMH 7 and PMH 1, respectively. It has attractive orange flint grains and is tolerant to charcoal rot and fusarium stalk rot diseases.

Spring Maize DKC 9108

This hybrid (Mosanto India Ltd.), gives an average yield of 33.24 q/acre which is 16.2–14.5 per cent higher than the checks PMH 7 and PMH 1, respectively. It has yellow semi dent grains with capping. It is tolerant to charcoal rot and fusarium stalk rot diseases.

 
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