NIFA BATHOOR
NIFA WHEAT VARIETY
FOR IRRIGATED AREAS

Breeder’s Name

Mr. Tila Muhammad
Dr. Muhammad Irfaq Khan
Dr. Fazle Subhan
Dr. Sajjad Haider
Mr. Abdul Jabbar Khan

Parentage

URES/JUN//KAUZ

Year of Release

2008

Adaptability

Irrigated area

Grain Yield (Potential / Average)

7-8 tons/ha (70-80 Munds/acre)

5-6 tons/ha (50-60 Munds/acre)

Plant Height (cm)

103

Days to Heading

120 - 125

Days to Maturity

149 - 155

Disease Reaction (Stripe rust / Leaf rust)

5RMR / 10M

Chapati-making Quality

Good

Additional Qualities

Widely adapted
High tillering capacity
Suitable for early & late planting

Sowing Time

25th Oct – 25th Nov

Soil Conditions

All types of soils suitable for crop production in the irrigated areas

Field Preparation

1 ploughing with rotavator and 2 deep ploughings with cultivator followed by planking

Seed Rate

40 - 50 kg/acre

Fertilizers

36 kg N + 24 kg P2O5 + 12 kg K per acre

Sowing Methods

Line sowing with 30 cm row-to-row spacing by a normal tractor drawn wheat seed drill

Irrigation

4-6 irrigations, 1st irrigation18-25 days after sowing depending on water condition of the soil. Irrigations at critical growth stages like tillering, flowering and grain formation are important.