BARI-2016, A high yielding, disease and drought tolerant peanut variety approved for commercial cultivation in Rainfed areas of Pakistan

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BARI-2016, A high yielding, disease and drought tolerant peanut variety approved for commercial cultivation in Rainfed areas of Pakistan

Muhammad Fida Hassan Shah, Ahsan Javed, Muhammad Azeem Tariq, Muhammad Aslam, Ghulam Rabbani, Atif Akram
Int. J. Biosci.16( 2), 500-506, February 2020.
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BARI-2016 is the peanut variety developed by hybridizing two peanut genotypes No. 334 and Pw. during 1995 at Barani Agricultural Research Institute (BARI), Chakwal. F1 to F7 generations were raised following the pedigree selection method was used for focusing high yield, maximum number of seeds pod-1, shelling percentage and vigorous plant type. On the basis of better yield performance of BARI-2016 at different locations in yield trials Punjab Seed Council approved it for general cultivation based on its better yield performance and is having cultivated. The potential and average yield of BARI-2016 is 4100 and 2900kg ha-1, respectively and it is tolerant to drought and Cercospora leaf spot with 60-70% recovery after shelling. More than 40% pods of BARI-2016 have 3-4 seeds pods-1 which is a distinguished character of BARI-2016 and differentiate it from earlier approved varieties of peanut.


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