NIFA-RAYA
FIRST EVER MUSTARD MUTANT VARIETY IN PAKISTAN

Breeders’ Name

Mr. Syed Anwar Shah

Parentage

Canadian genotype DLJ-3, Irradiated with 140 K rads gamma rays

Species

Brassica juncea L; Czern & Coss.

Year of release

2003

Adaptability
Grain yield potential

Irrigated and rainfed areas of NWFP

2500 kg ha-1

Plant height

190-206 cm

Physiological maturity

140-145 days

Resistance to Alternaria blight and mildews

Moderately resistant (MR)

Seed Characteristics

Yellow, bold, rounded seed with 3.0 g/1000 seed wt.

Seed quality

Erucic acid:  <2 % 
Glucosinolates: 22 micro mole per gram meal

Oil content

43-45%

Irrigation

2-3 irrigation, esp. at the time of flowering, pod and seed formation stages.

Sowing time

Sep. 25 to Nov. 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.