HAU scientists develop three maize varieties

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Hisar, Apr 23 (UNI) Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University scientists, working on maize research, have developed three single cross improved hybrids, HM-8, HM-10 and HQPM-7.

The varieties were displayed at the 51st Annual Maize Workshop held at Chaudhary Sarvan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya (CHPKVV), Palampur recently.

After tests the varieties have now been recommended for cultivation all over the country.

According to the University's Director of Research, Dr B S Chhillar, the maize hybrids HM-8 and HM-10 have been recommended for cultivation in Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttrakhand, Chhatisgarh, Gujarat, Orissa, Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

The adoption area for quality protein maize hybrid, HQPM-7 is Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra, Dr Chhillar added.


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