Basmati Rice Varieties: If you want more yield at less cost, then farmers should cultivate these varieties of Basmati

If you are going to cultivate Basmati paddy, then pay special attention to its varieties. Otherwise, you will not be able to sell for export. You will not get a good price from this. If we sow old varieties, then they will get more diseases. Due to which you will have to use more pesticides. Due to which its market value will deteriorate. European and Gulf countries have become very strict about the amount of chemicals in rice. Therefore, if you sow disease resistant varieties, you will get double benefit. One, you will have to reduce the cost and if there is no pesticide, then its price will be good and the chances of export will be more. basmati rice (Basmati Rice) is called ‘Queen of Rice’. Therefore, the work of saving its credibility has to be done by the farmers first.

There are many diseases in Basmati paddy cultivation. But there are two main ones. Bacterial leaf blight (BLB) and blast, also known as break neck. The insecticides used to prevent these two diseases become a hindrance in rice export. Dr. Ritesh Sharma, Principal Scientist, Basmati Export Development Foundation, says that farmers should sow those varieties which are disease resistant. There is no variety that is free from all diseases, but even if it is free from BLB and blast, there will be little use of pesticides.

These three varieties of Basmati will not get disease

To tackle this problem of farmers, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Pusa has developed three Disease Resistant Basmati Varieties which are free from BLB and blast diseases. Pesticides will not be used in these. Chemical free and high yields can be achieved only by managing less manure and water.

Pusa Basmati – 1885

Its nursery can be put from 10 June to 5 July. The average yield is 50 quintals per hectare. It has been prepared by improving Pusa Basmati-1121. It is BLB and blast resistant variety. It takes 140 to 145 days from sowing to harvesting. It can prove to be a good variety in terms of exports.

Pusa Basmati – 1847

It can be planted from 15th June to 10th July. Pusa Basmati has been prepared in 1847 by improving Pusa Basmati-1509. It takes 115 to 125 days from sowing to harvesting. In this you can get a yield of 60 quintals per hectare. That is, 5 quintals more than 1509. BLB and neck break disease will not be affected in this variety.

Pusa Basmati – 1886

Developed by the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, this variety has been prepared by improving Pusa Basmati-1401. In this also, there will be no bacterial leaf blight (BLB) and blast disease. So it is a good variety from the export point of view. It takes 155 days from sowing to harvesting.

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