Wheat

Indian Agriculture Research Institute (IARI) has made significant contributions in the development of improved cultivars and their relevant production, protection and processing technologies in fourteen mandated crops, covering cereals, coarse millets, pulses, oilseeds, fodder, fibre  and horticultural crops. These crop varieties have been widely adopted in their recommended areas / agro-climatic zones.

 

HD 2985 (Pusa Basant)

 

Locations:East UP, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal (excluding hills), Orissa, Assam & Plains of NE States

Performance Results:

  • Suitable for late sown irrigated conditions
  • Average seed yield is 37.74 q/ha
  • Highly resistant to brown rust and foot rot

Cost(per unit of weight):

  • Rs. 30/ Kg.
  • Suitable for late sown irrigated conditions
  • High productivity/ area under the specified agri ecological situation in the designated zone
  • Disease resistant 

 

HD 2987 (Pusa Bahar)

Locations:Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Goa and plains of Tamil Nadu

Performance Results:

  • Suitable for timely sown restricted irrigated and rainfed conditions
  • Average seed yield is 17.5  q/ha in rainfed & 31.5 in restricted irrigated conditions
  • Highly resistant to brown rust and black rust

Cost(per unit of weight):

  • Rs. 30/ Kg.
  • Suitable for timely sown restricted irrigated and rainfed conditions
  • High productivity/ area under the specified Agri ecological situation in the designated zone
  • Disease resistant 

 

HD 3043 (Pusa Chaitanya)

  

Locations:Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan (Except Kota and Udaipur Divisions), Western Uttar Pradesh (Except Jhansi Division), Parts of Jammu & Kashmir (Kathua District), Parts of Himachal Pradesh (Una and Paonta Valley), Uttrakhand (Tarai Region)

Performance Results:

  • Suitable for timely sown restricted irrigated conditions
  • Average seed yield is 42.8 q/ha
  • Highly resistant to yellow and brown rust and foot rot and tolerant to black rust

Cost(per unit of weight):

  • Rs. 30/ Kg.
  • Suitable for timely sown restricted irrigated conditions
  • High productivity/ area under the specified agri ecological situation in the designated zone
  • Disease resistant 

 

HD 3086 (Pusa Gautami)

 

Locations:Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan (Except Kota and Udaipur Divisions), Western Uttar Pradesh (Except Jhansi Division), Parts of Jammu & Kashmir (Kathua District), Parts of Himachal Pradesh (Una and Paonta Valley), Uttrakhand (Tarai Region)

Performance Results:

  • Suitable for timely sown irrigated conditions
  • Average seed yield is 54.56 q/ha
  • Highly resistant to yellow and brown rust and foot rot and tolerant to black rust

Cost(per unit of weight):

  • Rs. 30/ Kg.
  • Suitable for timely sown irrigated conditions
  • High productivity/ area under the specified Agri ecological situation in the designated zone
  • Disease resistant 

 

HD 2967

  • The HD 2967 is a high yielding wheat variety yielding 5.0 t/ha in North West Plain Zones (NWPZ) and 4.4 t/ha in North East Plain Zones (NEPZ) and also has potential for wide scale adoption. It is suitable for timely sown irrigated conditions. It possesses very high adult plant resistance against most prevalent leaf rust disease as well as of 78S84 and 46S119 two most virulent races of yellow rust disease. It has also better degree of resistance against leaf blight and matures in about 143 days (NWPZ) and 129 days (NEPZ).

  • The technology has been commercialized to 41 companies and important among these are: M/s Kurukshetra Seeds Pvt Ltd, Haryana, M/s Parbhat seed Traders, M/s Kamboj Export, M/s Model Agritech India Ltd., Karnal, M/s Bhawani Seeds & Biotech and M/s Haryana Seeds Co.

  • The farmers and the companies who have adopted/licensed this variety have reaped good returns and are very much satisfied with the performance of the variety.