Achievements

Maize & Millets OPVs Developed:
The Institute has released following OPVs of maize, sorghum and pearl millet crops since its establishment i.e. 1958-59.

Name of Variety

Year of Release

Yield Potential (Kg/ha)

Average Yield (Kg/ha)

Remarks

Maize

Neelam
1970
6775
6175
Not under Cultivation
Agaiti-72
1972
4888
4261
Akbar
1973
7000
6022
Sadaf
1975
6800
5887
Sultan
1986
7454
6172
Golden
1994
7800
6286
Agaiti-85
1994
5498
4940
Sahiwal-2002
2002
7175
6360
Agaiti-2002
2002
5884
5496
MMRI-Yellow
2011
8500
6600
Under Cultivation
Pearl
2011
7500
6000
Malka 2016
2016
8,877
7,263

Sorghum

PAK-SS-II
1976
3168
1651
Not under Cultivation
YSS-98
1999
5039
2688
Under Cultivation
YS-16
2016
6,220
3,722

Pearl Millet

18-BY
1976
2817
1631
Under Cultivation
YBS-98
2016
4,033
3,600
 

Maize Hybrids Developed:

The Institute has released following maize hybrids for general cultivation.

Type of Hybrid

Name

Year of Release

Yield Potential (Kg/ha)

Average Yield (Kg/ha)

Remarks

Double Cross

DC-59
1966
7598
4726
Not under Cultivation
DC-697
1969
9284
6764
YHD-401
1988
8367
7413
YHD-444
2000
8903
7104
YHD-555
2000
9569
7529
Three Way Cross
YHS-301
1989
8455
7445
Single Cross
YHS-201
1987
8797
7537
YHS-202
1987
9119
7657
FH-421
2006
11675
8965
FH-810
2011
12000
9750
Yusafwala Hybrid
2011
12637
9500
YH-1898
2016
12,400
10,300

Under Cultivation

FH-949
2016
13,000
10,500
FH-1046
2016
13,500
11,000

 

Following are the achievements of the Institute:

  • Introduction of Spring Maize in Pakistan

This Institute has introduced spring season maize crop in Punjab during 1960’s after conducting successful research trials. Now the share of spring maize in Punjab with respect to area and production is 33% and 40% respectively.

  • Adoption of Maize Hybrids

The Institute is pioneer in maize hybrids development in Pakistan and 1st maize hybrid DC-59 was released during 1966. Recently, two maize hybrids i.e. YH-1898 and FH-949 with yield potential of 12,700 & 13,000 Kg/ha, respectively, have been approved by the Punjab Seed Council in 2016 for general cultivation.

  • Introduction of Modern Production Technology

The Institute is actively working for standardization of sowing methods, fertilizers doses, weedicides, fungicides and insecticides for maize, sorghum & pearl millet to obtain maximum and economical yields.