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NARC-2019; A High Yielding Medium Duration Groundnut Variety Suitable for Commercial Cultivation in Pakistan

NARC-2019; A High Yielding Medium Duration Groundnut Variety Suitable for Commercial Cultivation in Pakistan

Nazakat Nawaz1, Nasir Mahmood Cheema2*, Malik Muhammad Yousaf3, Muhammad Jahanzaib1, Mubashir Ahmad Khan1 and Muhammad Munir4

1Oilseeds Research Program, National Agricultural Research Centre, Islamabad, Pakistan; 2Crop Sciences Division, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan; 3Arid Zone Research Institute, Bahawalpur, Pakistan; 4Wheat Research Program, National Agricultural Research Centre, Islamabad, Pakistan.

 
*Correspondence | Nasir Mahmood Cheema, Crop Sciences Division, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan; Email: cheemanm_786@yahoo.com 

ABSTRACT

A high yielding medium duration Virginia semi spreading decumbent-2 groundnut line PG-1090 (BARD-479xICGV-87387) was developed at Oilseed Research Program, National Agricultural Research Center (NARC), Islamabad. The line was evaluated along with six other promising lines and checked across the country. Selection following pedigree method was continued up to F5 generation. The generations, F2 to F5 were raised for consecutive selection as single plant progeny rows along with parents. PG-1090 being medium duration showed overall higher mean yield (4912 kg ha-1) in preliminary, advance, national uniform yield and on-farms trials compared to other lines and check cultivars BARD-479 and Golden. Its attributes include 70% shelling, 100-kernel weight 66g, 20-pods length 58 cm, oil content 53% and protein content 28%. It was also evaluated under natural field condition to check its potential and tolerance against fungal disease and insects. The subject line is rated as moderately resistant to fungal attack. At the same time, it is 10 to 15 days earlier than check varieties i.e. BARD-479 and Golden. PG-1090 has been approved by concerned authorities as a new variety with the name NARC-2019 for cultivation in rain-fed as well as irrigated areas of Pakistan.

 

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Pakistan Journal of Zoology

August

Vol. 54, Iss. 4, Pages 1501-2001

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