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Newly released climate resilient wheat varieties for Rabi 2022

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15 October 2022, New Delhi: The Department of Agriculture under Ministry of Farming & Agriculture, New Delhi has shared a list of climate resilient wheat varieties which can be sown in Rabi 2022. The agriculture department also mentioned that sufficient quantity is available for distribution.

These varieties can tolerate temperature fluctuation, draught and heat. The below list also mentions the potential and average yields

Newly released climate resilient wheat varieties for Rabi 2022

VarietyZone-Prod. cond.Potential Yield (Q/ha)Average Yield (Q/ha)Special features
JKW 261NWPZ-LS-IR66.651.7Drought & heat tolerant
DBW 296NWPZ-TS-RI83.356.1CR, multiple products
DBW 327NWPZ-IR-ES-HF87.779.4Heat & drought
DBW 332NWPZ-IR-ES-HF83.078.3High protein (12.2%)
HUW 838NWPZ- TS, RI77.751.3Resistant to wheat blast
HI 1636CZ-TS, IR78.856.6Zinc (44.4ppm)
GW 513CZ-TS, IR77.458.5Chapati score (8.36)
MP(JW)1358CZ-TS, RI43.630.9Heat & drought
HI 8823(d)PZ-TS, RI65.638.5Durum products
DBW 222(AE)NEPZ-TS-IR62.048.9Chapati (7.5) & bread (8.24)
DBW 187(AE)CZ-IR-ES-HF75.460.3Variety for NW/NE and CZ
*NWPZ-North Western Plains Zone, NEPZ – North East Plain Zone, PZ – Plain Zone, CZ – Central Zone, TS-Timely sown, LS-Late sown, ES-Early sown, IR-Irrigated, RF-Rainfed, RI-Restricted irrigation

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