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Hybrid Seeds News : New High Yielding Potato Variety

A new high yielding potato variety MS/5-1543 was recommended for cultivation in Indo-gangetic plains (Northern and eastern plains) during the 33rd Annual Group Meeting of AICRP on Potato held at G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand.

This variety is medium matures within 75-90 days with yield potential of 40 t/ha. It possesses moderate level of late blight resistance, good keeping and culinary quality.

Kufri Bahar and Kufri Jyoti are the two most predominant varieties in the country. It produces attractive white-cream ovoid uniform tubers with shallow to medium eyes and cream flesh colour.

The new potato variety will improve the productivity by 10-15% and profitability of the farmers, thus improving their socio-economic conditions.