Obaidi, M.Q.

A new high yielding, disease resistant winter wheat variety for Afghanistan - 2013

Afghanistan depends on irrigated wheat for 70 to 90% of its wheat harvest. Winter wheat has traditionally been an important contributor to Afghan wheat production; however share of winter wheat varieties in national wheat certified seed production has come down from about 20% to 10% mainly because of lack of suitable resistant varieties. Bamyan 013 was introduced in Afghanistan through winter wheat observation nursery in 2006-07 and was later tested in yield evaluation trials for four years at three winter wheat locations. The variety was found suitable for Afghan conditions as it out-yielded the popular winter wheat checks like Bezostaya, Solh 02 by a margin ranging from 8% to 31% during four years testing and was therefore released for cultivation in August 2013.


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