MACS 4028- Wheat Variety

News:Scientists from Agharkar Research Institute (ARI),Pune, an autonomous institute under the Department of Science & Technology have developed a wheat variety named MACS 4028.

Facts:

MACS-4028:

  • It is a biofortified durum wheat variety.
  • Benefits: High protein content , better zinc and iron content, superior and stable yielding ability and good milling quality.
  • Resistance to: stem rust, leaf rust, foliar aphids, root aphids and brown wheat mite.

Additional Facts:

  • Biofortification:It is the process by which the nutritional quality of food crops is improved through agronomic practices, conventional plant breeding or modern biotechnology.

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