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IMPROVED CROP VARIETIES RECOMMENDED FOR PUNJAB
Crop variety
Distinguishing characters
Av. yield (q/acre)
Where recommended
Average Yield
Production
Wheat
Irrigated conditions -Timely sown
HD 2967
It is double dwarf variety with an average plant height of 101 cm.It has profuse tillering. The ears are medium dense and tapering in shape with whtie glumes. Its grains are amber, medium bold, hard and lustrous. It is resistant to yellow and brown rusts but susceptible to karnal bunt and loose smut diseases. It takes about 157 days to matures.
21.4
Whole of Punjab
PBW 621
It is a double dwarf variety with an average plant height of 100 cm. 21.1 It has profuse tillering. The ears are medium dense and tapering in shape with white smooth glumes. Its grains are amber, hard, medium, bold and lustrous. It is resistant to yellow and brown rusts and susceptible to karnal bunt and loose smut diseases. It takes about 158 days to matures.
Whole of Punjab
PBW 550
Double dwarf variety with plant height of 86 cm. The ears are medium dense, tapering in shape and fully bearded with white smooth glumes. Its grains are bold, amber, hard and lustrous, it is resistant to yellow and brown rusts. It matures in about 146 days. For securing good yield, seed rate of 45 Kg per acre for this variety is recommended. Sowing of this starts from 2nd week of November.
20.8
Whole of Punjab
DBW17
Profuse tilling variety with plant height of 87 cm. Its ears are medium dense and tapering with white smooth glumes. Grains are amber hard, medium bold and lustrous. It is susceptible to new races of yellow rust and moderately resistant to brown rust. It matures in 155 days.
20.0
Whole of Punjab