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Improved wheat growing in Pakistan

About Crop Trust - Wheat field in Pakistan - A. Yaqub/CIMMYT

An improved wheat variety grows in the field in Islamabad, Pakistan. The variety, known as NARC-2009, is based on a wheat line developed by CIMMYT and shared with partners as part of an international nursery distributed by CIMMYT’s International Wheat Improvement Network (IWIN). Following testing and evaluation, it was released as a commercial variety in 2009 by Pakistan’s National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC), Islamabad, under its wheat program for rainfed areas. As well as giving high yields, NARC-2009 is drought tolerant, resistant to the diseases stripe and leaf rust, and has good grain quality.

Photo credit: A. Yaqub/CIMMYT.

For the latest on CIMMYT in Pakistan, see: http://blog.cimmyt.org/?s=Pakistan.

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