Rapeseed & Mustard

In Pakistan after cotton, rapeseed-mustard is the second most important source of oil in Pakistan. It is cultivated over an area of 307,000 hectares with annual production of 233,000 tonnes and contribute about 17% to the domestic production of edible oil.
Rapeseed and mustard seed is a rich source of oil and protein. The seed has oil as high as 46-48 percent, Whole seed meal has 43.6 percent protein. Rapeseed meal is an excellent feed for animals.

Oilseed Research Institute, AARI, Faisalabad

Name of Varieties Evolved

Salient Characteristics

DGL Light green, leaf Rabi season variety, high yielder. Delicious in chewing and eater as vegetable.
Toria-A Short duration, better yielder with high pollinator activities, tolerant to insect pests and diseases. Heat tolerant and palatable
Raya L-18 Rabi season long duration variety, tolerant to insect pests and diseases, comparatively moisture and salt tolerant.
Poorbi Raya Short, duration, ZaidKharif season variety, better yielder, tolerant to insect pests/diseases.
Peela Raya Rabi season long duration, yellow seeded high yielding variety, comparatively drought tolerant and disease resistant.
Raya Anmol ZaidKharif short duration variety, high yielder, tolerant to heat stress, insect pests & diseases.
Khanpur Raya Medium tall, semi erect, green in colour with broader and sparsely hairy leaves. Its branches ranged from   7-13 and plant is compact type. Pods are cylindrical with 44 mm length.
Punjab Canola Medium tall, semi erect, dark green in colour with broader leaves. Its Erucic acid range is 0.76-0.86 and Glucosinolates 27-28 µ moles/g oil free meal. Oil percentage ranges from 41-43.
Faisal Canola Medium tall, dark green in colour, semi erect with broader leaves. Its Erucic acid range is 1-1.28% and Glucosinolates27-28 µ m/g oil free meal. Oil percentage ranges from 42-45.

Barani Agricultural Research Institute, Chakwal

Name of Varieties Evolved

Salient Characteristics

Chakwal Sarsoon  High yielding potential, wider adaptability and better tolerance to stresses
Chakwal Raya Drought and cold tolerance, resistant to shattering, insect pests and diseases.