Name of Variety: Akbar
Scientific name: Triticum aestivum cv. Akbar
Main Features of the Variety
|Developed by||Wheat Research Centre, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI), Gazipur, Bangladesh|
|Method of development||Cross between Robin and Tobari in International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (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 in color, medium size, 1000 grain weight 37-42 g, and white auricle present at the base of leaf. Crop duration 103-108 days.
Yield of this variety comparatively higher in greater Mymensingh, Jessore, Kustia and Khulna of Bangladesh. It is also cultivated and suitable in other places 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 cultivate due to is poor yield|