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Haryana Agricultural University develops high-yielding mustard varieties

Haryana Agricultural University develops high-yielding mustard varieties

Chief Secretary Sanjeev Kaushal chairs a meeting in Chandigarh.



Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 9

Chief Secretary (CS) Sanjeev Kaushal said here today that Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University (HAU, Hisar) has developed two new mustard varieties, RH-1424 and 1706. A new variety of wheat, WH-1402, has also been developed, which would gives higher yield with two irrigations and moderate fertilisation, the CS added.

After participating in the 275th meeting of the Board of Management of the University here today, Kaushal said these varieties would be high-yielding and rich in oil content. They would also help increase oilseed productivity in mustard-producing states of the country. HAU scientists have also developed another improved mustard variety, RH-1975, for timely sowing in irrigated areas of Punjab, Delhi, Jammu, North Rajasthan and Haryana.

Kaushal said WH-1402 would give a higher yield of wheat. The variety has been identified for the northwestern plains of India, including Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Jammu and Kashmir. The average yield of this variety can be 50 quintals per hectare and the maximum yield can be 68 quintals per hectare.

The CS urged scientists to focus on millet and biodegradation while exploring urban farming and incubation centres for greater benefits. He added that a new Krishi Vigyan Kendra would be opened in Chhapeda village of Nuh district. University VC BR Kamboj said the millet section of the university had been awarded best research centre in 2022-23 for excellent research in millet crops.

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