Chandigarh: Hisar-based Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University has developed a new mustard variety with high yield.

The oilseeds section of Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding of the university developed a new mustard variety RH 0749, said an official release.

The Varietal Identification Committee chaired by Swapan Kumar Dutta, Deputy Director General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, approved the new variety RH 0749 for cultivation, the release said.

 The new variety can be grown in Haryana, Punjab, Jammu, Delhi and northern Rajasthan, it said.

Research Director of university R P Narwal said this variety will definitely play a pivotal role in improving the livelihood and economic well being of the farming community and will definitely carve up in the acerage among existing varieties of the same group under timely sown
irrigated conditions.

The Head of the Department said this variety possesses 15 percent yield advantage over the existing high yielding varieties owing to long and thick siliquae having more number of seeds per siliqua.

This variety gave average yield of 26-28 quintals per hectare in about 146-148 days. The seeds of this variety are bold, having 39-40 percent oil content.

(Agencies)

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