Int. J. Biosci.14(6), 323-329, June 2019
AZRI Mung-2018 (12TM03) was developed through cross between Line No.1 (PRI line Vigna cross, small seeded, tall statured, heat tolerant and susceptible to Mungbean Yellow Mosac Virus (MYMV) and NM-96, bold seeded, high yielder and short statured line of NIAB Faisalabad. AZRI Mung-2018 was tested in a series of experiments for production technology and yield performance at Arid Zone Research Institute, Bhakkar and farmers’ field in Thal area. Seed rate of30kg ha-1 coupled with N:P2O5 dose @ 22:57kg ha-1 gave maximum yield when planted in 30cm apart row. AZRI Mung-2018 out yielded among all candidate lines included in National Uniform Yield Trial (NUYT)-2015 and 2016 with an average yield of 1025kg ha-1 at 10 locations across the country, with highest grain yield of 2166kg ha-1 at NIFA Peshawar during 2015, AZRI Mung-2018 outclassed among 16 candidate lines across the country and stood on top on victory stand. Punjab Seed Council approved 12TM03 as “AZRI Mung-2018” for general cultivation in Punjab. AZRI Mung-2018 has 13 to 21% higher grain yield potential compared to the standard variety AZRI Mung-2006 and NIAB Mung-2011showed resistance to Bacterial leaf spot, Cercospora leaf spot, MYMV and heat stress tolerant with profused hairiness on plant parts.
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