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Two new varieties of gram developed, suitable for six states
New Delhi. The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has developed two new varieties of gram. According to ICAR, these varieties are suitable for cultivation in six states.
The ICAR and the Agricultural Sciences University in Raichur, Karnataka, together with the International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, have produced Pusa chickpea-10216 and Super Ennigeri-1 gram seeds. They can be sown in Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, MP, Maharashtra and UP.
A senior ICAR official said that Pusa Chikpi-10216 can give good yield even in dry areas. Its average yield is 1,447 kg per hectare. The crop is ready in 110 days. It has moderate resistance to fusarium wilt, dry root rot and stunt diseases. It is considered suitable for the Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh.
The second new variety of gram, Super Ennigeri-1, has been found suitable for Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat. Its average yield is 1,898 kg / Hectare. This variety ripens in 95 to 110 days.
Source - Outlook Agriculture, 20 September 2019
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