Promising wheat genotypes introduced for testing in Algeria

November 15, 2011 at 7:41 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Sonoot 10, a promising wheat genotype, in experimental field in Algeria

Ten promising genotypes (2 kg each) were introduced in 2011 to be tested in three stations: El Khroub (moderate rainfall area), Oued Smar (high rainfall area) and Sidi Bel Abbes (low rainfall area). These genotypes enjoy two main features: i) longer spikes than the widely cultivated variety ‘Hidhab’ (HD 1220 or Neelkant); and ii) resistance to yellow rust – a serious constraint, recognized by the Ministry of Agriculture, who is subsidizing up to two sprayings of fungicide trying to combat it. One of these genotypes – Sonoot 10, showed highly promising attributes and will soon be tested in farmers’ fields for promotion and fast release.


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