New Garlic Variety is suitable for all provinces of Pakistan:
Dr. Amjum Ali Butter, Member (Plant Sciences) PARC
Islamabad (11th July, 2018) …… A Variety Evaluation Committee (VEC) meeting of agricultural research scientist from all over Pakistan was held at PARC Head quarters, Islamabad under the Chairmanship of Dr. Anjum Ali Member Plant Sciences, PARC to determine the potential of newly developed Garlic variety.
Currently, Pakistan is spending huge amount on Garlic import due to higher demand and low yield potential of existing garlic varieties in the country. Pakistan is presently importing Garlic 34375 tons from China, India and Chile of worth about PKR 66.21 billions. To cater the present demand and yield gap, garlic variety developed program was started at vegetable Crop Research Program, HRI, NARC.
The new developed variety NARC-G1 was unanimously approved by all the committee members. All the parameters for yield and yield components were discussed in detail and found outstanding. Main features of the variety were presented by Noor Alam Khan National Coordinator Horticulture PARC and detail data was presented by the principal breeder Humayun Khan.
It was revealed that the new garlic variety named “NARC-G1” is the highest garlic variety among all the existing garlic varieties in Pakistan. The quality was found superior and the variety gives 26 tons per hectare yield. Dr. Anjum Ali Butter, Member, Plant Sciences appreciated the efforts of PARC Scientists for developing agricultural sector in Pakistan.
Director (PR&P) PARC
Edited by: Muhammad Fiaz Joyia
Director (SC&P) NARC