Haryan Agri University developed new Sorghum variety CSV 44F mainly for southern states
Jag Mohan Thaken
Chandigarh , November 12:
Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar has developed a new improved variety of sorghum CSV 44F.
This newly developed variety is recommended for the southern states mainly Karnataka, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Samar Singh congratulated the scientists for this achievement and called for continuous efforts in future as well. Director of Research, Dr. S.K. Sehrawat highlighted that the CSV 44F variety has 10 percent higher protein content, delicious and also high digestibility than other varieties, due to which it is helpful in increasing the milk production of the animal.
The variety has no lodging problems and most suitable in moderately to high rainfall areas. Naturally poisonous dhurin content is also very less in this variety and is moderate tolerant to stem borer and shoot fly. The average green fodder yield of this variety is 407 q/ha, which is 7.5 percent and 5.8 percent higher than other improved varieties of sorghum CSV 21F and CSV 30F, respectively.
This variety has been developed by the Forage section, the Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding of the university. This variety notified and released by the ‘Crop Standards, Notification and Approval Central Sub-Committee’ of the Department of Agriculture and Co-operation, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India. According to Dr. A.K. Chabra, HOD, Genetics and Plant Breeding that this variety is developed by the team of scientists namely Dr. Pammi Kumari, Dr. Satyawan Arya, Dr. S.K. Pahuja, Dr. N.K. Thakral and Dr. D.S. Phogat, Dr. Satpal, Dr. Jayanthi Tokas, Dr. Harish Kumar, Dr. Vinod Malik and Dr. Sarita Devi.