Pusa 1612 paddy variety
22 June 2022, New Delhi: Description: This variety is recomended for Basmati growing areas Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Western UP, Uttarakhand and Jammu & Kashmir. It was released in 2013 by CVRC
Salient Feature: This variety is an near isogenic line (NIL) of Pusa Sugandh 5 for blast resistance. This was developed through marker assisted backcross breeding wherein genes Piz5 and Pi54 were pyramided in the background of Pusa Sugandh 5. It matures in 115-120 days with an average yield of 5.5-6 tons/ ha .
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