Super-wheat: New varieties may increase production by 50%

By PPI
Published: February 22, 2012
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The hybrid wheat had been identified as internationally competitive several years ago, but had not yet got a chance to be put into commercial use until recently.

The hybrid wheat had been identified as internationally competitive several years ago, but had not yet got a chance to be put into commercial use until recently.

BEIJING: 

Two hybrid wheat varieties, that may help increase production by up to 50 per cent, have been successfully grown in pilot areas in Pakistan. Beijing Wheat No6 and No7 have been developed by the Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences.

According to an intergovernmental agreement, Pakistan may start importing and growing the two varieties on a large scale from next month, according to China’s People’s Daily. The hybrid wheat had been identified as internationally competitive several years ago, but had not yet got a chance to be put into commercial use until recently. The Beijing National Modern Agricultural Science and Technology City conducted the seed research.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 22nd, 2012.

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  • Persian
    Feb 22, 2012 - 6:27PM

    “The hybrid wheat had been identified as internationally competitive several years ago, but had not yet got a chance to be put into commercial use until recently.”
    So even China is not planting this variety of wheat but giving it to Pakistan just like JF-17, Great.

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  • KH
    Feb 22, 2012 - 7:14PM

    @Persian: Are you ever satisfied?

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  • Feb 23, 2012 - 7:38AM

    Soon we will b the largest wheat producer in the world…jiye Pakistan…jiye Zaid Hamid

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