The new variety of maize ‘Pratap-6’ developed by Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology (MPUAT), Udaipur city may prove to be very beneficial for the farmers. In fact, this variety of maize is capable of producing up to 70 quintals per hectare.
Farmers do different things to get the best yield from their crops. Besides, he also selects improved seeds of crops. So that they can give maximum yield in a short period of time. In this continuation, today we bring information for the farmer brothers about new and improved varieties of corn seeds, which will produce about 70 quintals per hectare. This variety matures in the field in about 80-85 days. This variety of corn ‘Pratap-6’, developed by Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology (MPUAT), Udaipur city. At present, a proposal has been sent to the central government regarding Pratap-6 variety of maize. We tell you that this variety will be handed over to the farmers as soon as the proposal is approved by the government.
How many benefits are available from Pratap-6 variety of corn?
Maize is said to be the best source of energy for the human body. Because it contains a lot of carbohydrates, proteins and vitamins. It also contains minerals such as phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, zinc, copper, iron etc. which are essential for the body. Due to this, farmers easily get the best price of maize in the market.
Also, the new variety of maize Pratap-6 is very beneficial for farmers as well as animals. We tell you that this new variety of maize remains green even after ripening, which can improve the health of cattle when fed to them. Pratap-6 plant is said to be an excellent green fodder for cattle. It is estimated that apart from the Indian market, the demand for Pratap-6 maize may be high in foreign markets as well. Pratap-6 varieties of maize are resistant to stem rot disease, nematode and borer etc.
How much corn is grown across India?
Indian farmers are earning a lot of income by cultivating maize on about 9 million hectares of land. At the same time, 1.50 lakh hectares of land is under maize cultivation in Udaipur alone. For your information, let us tell you that more than 9 lakh hectares of land is under maize cultivation in the entire state.