NIFA Gold
NIFA CANOLA VARIETY DEVELOPED THROUGH HYBRIDIZATION

Breeders’ Name

Mr. Syed Anwar Shah, Iftikhar Ali and Hafiz Munir Ahmed

Parentage

Abasin-95 x Chiliar

Species

Brassica napus L.

Year of release

2013

Adaptability
Grain yield potential

Irrigated and rainfed areas of KPK

> 3000 kg ha-1

Plant height

175 cm - 180 cm

Physiological maturity

152 days

Resistance to Alternaria blight and mildews

Moderately resistant (MR)

Seed Characteristics

Blackish brown, bold, rounded seed with 4.4 g/1000 seed wt.

Seed quality

Erucic acid:  6 - 8 % 
Glucosinolates: 14 - 16 micro mole per gram meal

Oil content

> 44%

Irrigation

3 irrigation (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.