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11 new crop varieties approved for sowing

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FAISALABAD: Eleven high-yield varieties of Ayub Agriculture Research Institute (AARI) Faisalabad were approved for cultivation on commercial basis.

According to a spokesman of the AARI, a high level meeting of agriculture experts held in which 13 new varieties were approved including five varieties of wheat, two of olive and 1/1 variety of sesame, canola, fodder, gram, sugarcane and helianthus (Mong). Out of total, 11 varieties were developed by AARI and its sub institutes.

The spokesman further said that Oil-seed Research Institute AARI developed sesame variety TS-5 and Faisal Canola which give high quality yield as compared to other varieties.

Similarly Nuclear Institute for Agriculture and Biology (NIAB) developed a new helianthus variety NIAB Mong-2011 that was also approved in the meeting in which Director General AARI Faisalabad Dr. Noor-ul-Islam was present, the spokesman added.

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Saleem Shaikhhttp://saleemshaikh.blogspot.com/
The writer is a development journalist. He writes on water, sanitation, environment, climate change, agriculture, women development, human rights, education, health, development budgets and economy.
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