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Mustard

 

Mustard is grown as an oilseed crop in Pakistan. After cotton, mustard is the second most important source of oil and contributes on an average, about 21% in the edible oil production. Mustard seed is a rich source of oil and protein. The seed has oil as high as 46-48 percent; Whole seed meal has 43.6 percent protein. Mustard meal is an excellent feed for animals. They are also planted to grow saag (greens) which are stir-fried and eaten as a vegetable preparation, sarson ka saag. In Pakistan, mustard is sown on 0.5 million acres and its production for seed is 0.2 million tons and for oil is 0.05 million tons. After cotton, mustard is a major oilseed crop. It is well adapted in temperate region and requires cool temperature for vegetative and reproductive growth.

 

Hybrids

45S42


 

45S42

Characteristics:

  • High yield potential
  • Healthy and high test weight (Grain Weight)
  • Uniform and early maturity
  • Medium height and resistant to lodging

 

Optimum Sowing Time:

  • Punjab = September - End November
  • Sindh = Mid September - End November
  • KP = September - End October

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Last Modified:October 23, 2019
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