Vice Chancellor and Director of Research with the team developing new varieties of moong.
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University Vice Chancellor Professor Samar Singh has congratulated agricultural scientists on this achievement. He informed that earlier also scientists of the university have developed Asha, Muskaan, Satya, Basanti, MH 421 and MH 318 varieties of moong.
For north india
The MH 1142 variety of moong, which is sown in the Kharif season, has been approved for cultivation in the northwest and north-east plains of India. These regions include the states of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Assam.
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These diseases will have preventive capacity
The special feature of this variety is that it is resistant to fungal diseases like yellow mosaic, leaf jhuri, leaf torsion and white fungus. Apart from this, the effect of white fly and thrips like rasam suckers and other pod borer pests in this variety of moong will also be much less than the earlier varieties. Head of Department of Plant and Plant Breeding Department Dr. AK Chhabra said that seeds of this variety recommended for the Kharif season will be made available to farmers next year.
The hard work of these scientists brought color
The MH-1142 variety of moong is the result of nearly 13 years of hard work of Dr. Rajesh Yadav, Dr. Ravika, Dr. Naresh Kumar, Dr. PK Verma and AK Chhabra of the pulses section of the Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding of the University. Dr. SK Sharma, Dr. AS Rathi, Dr. Tarun Verma and Dr. Roshan Lal also contributed in achieving this achievement.