Experts of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) have called upon the farmers to use improved seed to earn maximum profit. Divulging details, Dr TS Dhillon, Associate Director (Seeds), PAU, said the improved and good quality seed can be purchased from PAU’s Seed Farms, Krishi Vigyan Kendras, Regional Research Stations and Farm Advisory Service Centers in various districts of Punjab.
The seed of newly developed water saving rice varieties PR 127, which after transplanting matures in 107 days and PR 126, which takes 93 days to mature, is available at these centers of the University, he added. Both the varieties are resistant to leaf blight and give an average yield of 30-31 quintal per acre, he said. In addition, seeds of other varieties, namely PR 124, PR 123, PR 122, PR 121, PR 114 and Pusa Basmati 1121 can also be purchased at these centres, he informed. Dr Dhillon further said that 8 kg seed of PR 127 and Pusa Basmati 1,121 is being sold for Rs400/- each while of other varieties PR 126, PR 124, PR 123, PR 122, PR 121, PR 114, 8/24 kg seed is being sold for Rs300/900.
Source : tribuneindia.com
Published on: May 2, 2018