2 new sugarcane varieties introduced

Staff Reporter

Islamabad—Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) Chairman Dr. Nadeem Amjad while chairing a meeting with Senior Scientists at PARC (HQs) congratulated the Dr. Abdul Fatah Soomro, Director National Sugar and Tropical Horticulture Research Institute (NSTHRI) Thatta and his scientists team for introducing and releasing two new sugarcane varieties Thatta-2109 and Thatta-326 for commercial cultivation.
Chairman PARC said that the new sugarcane varieties possess high cane yield and sugar recovery potential and a good addition in existing pool of commercial sugarcane varieties in Sindh as well as in the country. On this occasion, he urged the senior scientists to promote science culture in PARC system and focus their research to address the problems of small farmers and to overcome the issues affecting the agriculture sector in Pakistan.

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