WHEAT VARIETY: Akbar

WHEAT VARIETY: Akbar

Main Features of the Variety

 

Developed by Bangladesh Agriculture Research Institute (BARI), Gazipur, Bangladesh
Method of development/origin Crossing between robin and tobari ,CIMMYT, Mexico.
Year of release 1983
Main characteristics Plant height 85-90 cm., tiller/plant 6-7, leaf inclined,  flag leaf broad and elongated. Panicle initiation requires 50-55 days, grain/ spike 50-55, white, medium size, 1 000 grain weight 37-42 g. White auricle present at base of leaf. Crop duration 103-108 days. Yield of this variety comparatively larger in higher Mymeningh, Jesseore, Kustia and Kulna of Bangladesh. It also cultivated and suitable in another parts of Bangladesh.
Planting season and time Rabi: November 15-30
Yield Yield 3.5-4.5 t/ha
Resistance/tolerance Leaf spot disease tolerant
Quality of the product The variety is not cultivated due to poor yield

 

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