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A NEW SOYBEAN VARIETY DEVELOPED

A NEW SOYBEAN VARIETY DEVELOPED

Context

Recently, Scientists have developed a high-yielding and pest-resistant variety of soybean, called MACS 1407.

Details

  • It is developed by Scientists from MACS- Agharkar Research Institute, Pune, in collaboration with Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi.
  • MACS 1407 : Its seeds have 19.81% oil content, 41% protein content and show good germinability.
    • It is a high yielding variety that provides 39 quintals per hectare.
    • It will be made available to farmers in the 2022 Kharif season.
    • It is suitable for rain-fed conditions of north- east India.

About Kharif season

  • Sown from June to July.
  • Harvesting between September-October
  • Crops :  Rice, maize, jowar, bajra, tur, moong, urad, cotton, jute, groundnut, soyabean etc.

About Indian Council of Agricultural Research

  • Established : On 16 July 1929 as a registered society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860.
  • It is an autonomous organisation under the Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE), Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India.
  • Headquarter : New Delhi.

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