Pakistan Seed Board Approves New Seed Varieties
Punjab Seed Council (PSC) approved 13 new seed varieties of various crops for general cultivation including five wheat varieties Dhara-B-2011, Punjab-2011, Millet-2011, NARC-2011, Aas-2011 and one sugarcane variety CPF-247.
The approved varieties of other crops include two varieties of pulses Bhakkar-2011 and NIAB Moong-2011, two varieties of Olive BARI Zetoon-1 and BARI Zetoon-2, two oilseeds varieties TS-5 and Faisal canola, and one fodder variety Oat-2011. The varieties have higher yield potential and resistance to insect pests and diseases.
The Agriculture Department said that the release of 17 new cotton varieties including 8 Bt and 9 non-Bt varieties was pending for further consideration including research trials for the current year.
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