Hisar: Farmers will get an improved variety of sesame (Til) developed by Haryana Agricultural University (HAU) here.
   
"Oilseeds scientists of the university have developed an improved variety of sesame. Named HT 9713 (HT 2), the new variety possesses high yield potential and is resistant against diseases, HAU Vice-Chancellor K S Khokhar said here on Monday.
   
Besides Haryana, the variety will benefit the farmers of neighbouring states of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir as well, he said.
   
Khokhar said that HT 9713 (HT 2) variety has recorded 15-25 percent more seed yield.
   
Enumerating another characteristic of the variety, R P Narwal, Director of Research, HAU, said this variety possesses 48.2 percent oil content and is resistant against leaf curl virus.

(Agencies)

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