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High yielding wheat variety WH1270

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19 October 2022, New Delhi: High yielding wheat variety WH1270 has been released for cultivation in North Western Plain Zone of India consisting of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan (except Kota & Udaipur divisions) and Western UP (except Jhansi division), parts of J&K (Jammu & Kathua distt.) and parts of HP (Una distt. and Paonta valley) and Uttarakhand (Tarai region)

It is recommended for early sowing i.e. last week of October. If sown early, its yield can be increased from 4 to 8 quintals per acre. If proper sowing along with use of fertilizer and regular watering is done as per the recommendations made by the university, then the average yield of the variety (WH1270) is 75.8 quintal per hectare (q/ha) and the maximum yield can be up to 91.5 quintal per hectare (q/ha).

It has a good degree of resistance to yellow and brown rusts, flag smut, leaf blight and powdery mildew diseases prevalent in the area. This variety matures in 156 days and its average height is also up to 100 cm, due to which it does not fall in the field. Protein in this variety is also higher than other varieties.

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