DURR-E-NIFA
NIFA CANOLA VARIETY DEVELOPED THROUGH HYBRIDIZATION

Breeders’ Name

Mr. Syed Anwar Shah, Iftikhar Ali and Kifayatur-Rahman

Parentage

Dunkeld/Abasin-95

Species

Brassica napus L.

Year of release

2005

Adaptability
Grain yield potential

Irrigated and rainfed areas of NWFP

3000 kg ha-1

Plant height

160 cm

Physiological maturity

146-160 days

Resistance to Alternaria blight and mildews

Moderately resistant (MR)

Seed Characteristics

Black, bold, rounded seed with 3.2 g/1000 seed wt.

Seed quality

Erucic acid:  2.4 % 
Glucosinolates: 19 micro mole per gram meal

Oil content

39.6 - 42.9%

Irrigation

3 irrigation, esp. at the time of flowering, pod and seed formation stages.

Sowing time

Sep. 25 to October 30

Seed rate

5-6 kg/ha-1

Fertilizer

90 kg N + 60 kg P2 O5 ha-1 (one bag each of DAP and Urea) at the time of sowing

Method of sowing

Line sowing with row-to-row distance of 30 cm 
and plant to plant 5 cm.