Hybrid wheat expected to bring revolution in Pakistani agriculture, says a report published by Gwadar Pro on Monday. ”We have submitted our hybrid wheat varieties to Pakistan’s government for approval. Once we gain approval, we will start production of hybrid wheat in Pakistan in collaboration with Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences (BAAFS).
We hope that like hybrid rice, hybrid wheat will also bring a revolution in the agriculture sector of Pakistan’, said Mr. Malik Ali, CEO of Guard Group, an agricultural giant in Pakistan. Up to now, five research stations have been established and field work has been carried out on high yielding varieties that are tolerant to heat, drought, and salinity.
“We have finalized four hybrid wheat varieties so far we have achieved about 40 % increase in yield of wheat that we breed”, said Malik Ali. On hybrid agricultural varieties, Guard Group has a successful model of its own to follow after. The company is the largest producer of hybrid rice in Pakistan.
Since 2002, it has been working together with Yuan Longping High-tech Agriculture Co., Ltd., a Chinese seed group named after the renowned pioneer researcher in hybrid rice Yuan Longping, for research, production and commercialization of hybrid rice in Pakistan. Now, the hybrid rice seeds have been able to reach the international market.