Maharana Pratap University of Agricultural Technology in Udaipur has developed a new variety of maize called Pratap-6. This variety is capable of producing 70 quintal per hectare. Farmers do various types of work to get the best production from their crops. Besides, they also select the best seeds of the crop. So that they can produce maximum yield in a short period of time. In this series, today we have brought information about new and improved varieties of maize seeds for the farmers which will give a production of about 70 quintals per hectare.
This variety becomes ripe on the farm in about 80-85 days. This variety of maize is 'Pratap-6', which has been developed by Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology (MPUAT) of Udaipur city. A proposal has been sent to the Central Government regarding Pratap-6 varieties of maize. Let us tell you that as soon as this proposal is approved by the government, this variety will be handed over to the farmers.
Maize is said to be the best source of energy for the human body. That's because it contains abundant amounts of carbohydrates, proteins and vitamins. Apart from this, it contains essential minerals for the body like phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, zinc, copper, iron etc. Due to this, farmers easily get the best price for maize in the market.
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The new variety of maize Pratap-6 is very beneficial for the farmers as well as the animals. Let us tell you that this new variety of maize plant remains green even after ripening, feeding it to cattle can result in improvement in their health. It is being said that Pratap-6 variety plant is an excellent quality green fodder for cattle. It is estimated that except the Indian market, there may be more demand for Pratap-6 variety of maize in the foreign market also. Pratap-6 variety of maize is resistant to stem rot disease, nematode and borer etc.
Indian farmers are earning good income by cultivating maize in approximately 90 lakh hectares. Maize is cultivated in 1.50 lakh hectares in Udaipur alone. For your information, let us tell you that maize is cultivated in more than 9 lakh hectares of land in the entire state.