20 October 2022, New Delhi: The central government is promoting bio-fortified wheat varieties which are high yielding and suitable for cultivation across various agri climate zone in India. These varieties are fortified with Iron (Fe) and Zinc (Zn).
The below table shows the name of the variety, the name of the zone it is suitable for and the sowing condition is it suitable for.
|S.No.||Name of the released variety (>40 ppm Fe and Zn) 2022-23||Zone and condition|
|1||WB 02 and HPBW 01||ITS, NWPZ|
|2||DBW 303||HYPT- NWPZ|
|3||HD 3226||ITS, NWPZ|
|4||PBW 752||ILS, NWPZ|
|5||HD 3086||ITS, NWPZ|
|6||K 0307||ITS, NEPZ|
|7||DBW 187||ITS, NEPZ and NWPZ|
|9||WR 544||NEPZ, VLS|
|10||DDW 47 (Durum)||CZ, RITS|
|11||HI 8737 (Durum)||CZ, ITS|
|12||HI8627 (Durum)||CZ, RITS|
In addition to cultivation of varieties, agronomic management will help enhance micronutrient content. For improving Zn content specially in deficient soils, application of ZnSO4 (@4 kg per hectare with 0.05% solution in water) must be used.
Zone & Sowing Condition
NWPZ (North Western Plain Zone) – Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan (except Kota and Udaipur divisions) and Western UP (except Jhansi division), parts of J&K (Jammu and Kathua distt.) and parts of Himachal Pradesh (Una distt. and Paonta valley) and Uttarakhand (Tarai region).
NEPZ (North Eastern Plain Zone) – Eastern UP, Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, West Bengal, Assam and plains of NE States.
CZ (Central Zone) – Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Kota and Udaipur divisions of Rajasthan and Jhansi division of Uttar Pradesh
RITS – Restricted Irrigated Timely Sown
ILS – Irrigated Late Sown
ITS – Irrigated Timely Sown
VLS – Very Late Sown
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