New variety of hybrid wheat seeds successfully developed

Agriculture scientists of the Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture (MNSUA) in alliance with Australian and the United Kingdom scientists managed to develop hybrid wheat seeds successfully and these seeds would be put on display in March-2019. Director Office of Research, Innovation, and Commercialization (ORIC)-MNSUA, Dr. Zulfiqar told to APP.
The joint venture programme was funded by the Department of International Development (DFID) the UK which was five years project, Dr. Zulfiqar informed that the new hybrid variety would facilitate farmers which would diminish input cost. Because now farmer will be used to sow only 30kg seeds per acre because the hybrid variety had good potential for germination. Similarly, the new variety would be climate resilient as well as disease and drought resistant. The director ORIC termed hybrid wheat seed as a great success. Usually, a new variety was developed after 10 years but MNSUA scientists prepared new variety within three years, he added.
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