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High-Yielding Wheat Variety - HD 3386

May 15 , 2024 65 days 403 0
  • The Indian Agricultural Research Institute has introduced a new high yielding variety of wheat seed variety.
  • The new seed variant – HD 3386 was recently approved by the central seed committee.
  • It is resistant to yellow, and leaf rust diseases mostly reported in the key wheat growing region of northwest region – Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.
  • It is aimed at replacing the currently used seed HD2967 also developed by IARI in 2010.
  • In terms of yield, the existing variety has productivity of around 22 quintal/acre while the new variant has productivity of 25 quintal/acre.

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