FAKHR-E-SARHAD
NIFA WHEAT VARIETY
FOR IRRIGATED AREAS

Breeder’s Name

 

Mr. Tila Muhammad and Mr. Abdul Jabbar Khan

Parentage

 

PFAU “S”/SERI/BOW “S”

Year of Release

 

1998

Adaptability

 

Irrigated area

Grain Yield

Potential / Average

7-8 tons/ha (70-80 Maunds per Acre)

5-6 tons/ha (50-60 Maunds per Acre)

Plant Height (cm)

 

90 – 108

Days to Heading

 

120 – 124

Days to Maturity

 

170

Disease Reaction

Stripe rust Leaf rust

Traces
RMR

Chapati-making Quality

 

Good

Additional Qualities

 

Tolerance to drought
Resistance to lodging
High tillering capacity

Sowing Time

 

25th Oct – 25th Nov

Soil Conditions

 

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

Field Preparation

 

3-4 deep ploughings with planking

Seed Rate

 

Normal sowing (25th Oct- 20th Nov) 35 – 40 kg/acre

Fertilizers

 

One bag DAP + 1 bag of urea at sowing time. One bag of urea with irrigation during later growth stages

Sowing Methods

 

The seed can be sown with a tractor – drawn seed drill having a 25-30 cm distance between rows

Irrigation

1st   Irrigation
2nd  Irrigation
3rd  Irrigation
4th  Irrigation
5th  Irrigation

18-25 days after sowing depending on water condition of the soil
During tillering stage
During spike emergence and anthesis stage
During grain formation & milking stage
During grain maturity stage