Agricultural Research Directorate Khajura starts production of hybrid paddy seed
The Agricultural Research Directorate at Khajura of Banke district has started out hybrid paddy seed production. It is stated the manufacturing of hybrid paddy seeds has been begun within the US of an in the context of Nepali farmers being cheated as they have been established on India for hybrid paddy seeds before this.
The Directorate has developed and began producing seeds of the Hardinath Hybrid-1 ‘F 1’ and the Hardinath Hybrid-3 ‘F 3’ variety of paddy, Directorate’s Province 5 Khajuras director Janamejaya Tripathi said. According to Tripathi, if this trial manufacturing is successful then Nepali farmers will have get entry to nice hybrid paddy seed and their dependency on imported seed of paddy would be radically reduced.
Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC)’s National Rice Crop Research Programme had developed the hybrid variety of paddy for the first time in the United States of America some time back. The Hardinath Hybrid-1 ‘F 1’ and the Hardinath Hybrid-3 ‘F 3’ sorts have been accredited with the aid of the National Seed Board.
Directorate’s crop scientist Ramdas Chaudhary said these two hybrid types have been cultivated on two hectares of land in Khajura with the objective of producing two tonnes seed. The new hybrid varieties are stated to have more manufacturing potential and are exclusive from the beforehand Hardinath varieties. Both these sorts have been advocated for cultivation in the Terai-Madhes as properly as in land at an altitude of seven hundred to 900 metres above sea level.
The Hardinath Hybrid -1 ‘F 1’ range has productiveness of 7.5 tonnes per hectare. It ripens in 122 days. The Hardinath-3 ‘F 3’ variety has productivity of eight tonnes per hectares and it ripens in one hundred fifteen days.