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Agriculture department of Punjab has recommended improved varieties of Sugarcane for better yield

Representative of Punjab Agriculture Department has told that government recommended HS240, CPF213, CP400-77 varieties for Punjab including river areas in order to get bumper sugarcane crop this year. Furthermore, except river areas of Punjab, varieties named CPF246, CPF247, CPF248, CPF249 and HSF 242 can be cultivated efficiently in all over the province. They added that agriculture department has banned CPF235, CPF238, NSG59, Tri Tran S2003, US718, CO1148, BF162, COL54, COL29, COL44, BL4, L116, Fakhr-e-Hind and Aalo Bukhara. Cultivating banned or not certified sugarcane varieties results into diseases and pests which will cost much to control. Also those varieties which are still under examination and passing through their test phase evaluating their yield capacity are also not recommended by the office. These varieties included S2003, US127, US633, FD19, S2008, AUS130, S2008, AUS133, AUS134 and AUS138.

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