A high-yield and nutritious wheat selection developed by Pune-based Agharkar Analysis Institute (ARI) has obtained an award from the Maharashtra authorities’s Agriculture Division.
The MACS 6478, developed by ARI and cultivated by Changdev Yadav, a farmer from Solshi village in Koregaon taluka of Satara district, obtained good yield within the rabi season final yr. Yadav bagged the second place within the district-level competitors (crop) organsied by the division.
ARI has been concerned in creating grape, wheat and soybean varieties, that are each excessive yielding, nutritious and in addition appropriate for cultivation in soil circumstances in Maharashtra and within the southern peninsular India.
Farmers who took up cultivation of this award-winning wheat variant reaped 45 to 60 quintal per hectare whereas regular yield wouldn’t be greater than 25 to 30 quintals per hectare for wheat variants like Lokvan, HD 2189 and others.
This ARI-developed variant can also be extremely proof against wheat rust and related ailments and matures in 110 days, which is shorter than the traditional time length required for wheat.
ARI scientists enlisted excessive nutritive values, together with protein (14 per cent), zinc (44.1ppm), iron (42.8ppm) and the chapatis and breads made utilizing the flour of this wheat have been softer.
Like Yadav, ten farmers of Karanjkhop village of the identical tehsil had cultivated this ARI-developed wheat. The Maharashtra State Seed company, too, has been selling this variant amongst farmers.