Central Sub-Committee on Crop Standards notifies 05 SKUAST-K released varieties

SRINAGAR: The 88 th meeting of the Central Sub-Committee on Crop Standards, Notification and Release of Varieties for Agricultural Crops was held on 17th June, 2022 in which the notification proposals of different varieties released at National and State Level were discussed. In this meeting five varieties in different crops like Maize (3), Rice (1) and
Moong (1) developed by SKUAST-K were notified thus enabling their inclusion under the ambit of seed act. The name of the varieties notified along with the concerned Principal breeders is given as follows: Shalimar MaizeComposite-8 & Shalimar Fodder Maize-1 (Dr. Zahoor A. Dar), Shalimar Maize Hybrid-4 (Dr. Farooq A. Sheikh),
Shalimar Sugandh-1 (Dr. Najeeb R. Sofi) and Shalimar Moong-3 (Dr. Sher A. Dar). The varieties have been released by virtue of carrying unique features which include high grain yield, aroma, high forage biomass, drought resilience, cold tolerance and higher protein content. Notification of the varieties is expected to pave way for large
scale seed multiplication in participatory or PPP Mode. The notified varieties shall usher in a new paradigm in farming sector in UT of JK and may go a long way in enhancing the economic upliftment of the farmers and other stake holders. Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nazir Ahmed Ganai and Director Research, Prof. Sarfaraz A. Wani
congratulated all the breeders for getting these varieties notified at National level.

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