Pakistan Agriculture Council (PARC) setting new gauge for testing of rice varieties in Pakistan. New hybrid rice varieties will be available to farmers for cultivation of next Kharif crop season starting in July.
Twelve hybrid varieties are chosen after reviewing twenty-six proposals and can be imported from china. Research on these varieties was carried out at the rice research laboratory of National Agriculture Research Centre.
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Parc chairman explained the committee about the forthcoming projects on rice under the Prime Minister’s ‘National Agriculture Emergency Programme’.
Member Plant Sciences Division of PARC, Dr Abdul Ghafoor emphasized the significance of quality seed for productivity and profitability of farmers. Farmers can keep seeds of pollinated rice variety, and the hybrid has to be changed after every crop.