MACS 6768: A new high-yielding, disease-resistant, high-protein grain, and micronutrient-rich wheat variety


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Authors

  • Yashavanthakumar K J Genetics and Plant Breeding Group, Agharkar Research Institute, G G Agarkar Road, Pune 411004, India
  • Sudhir Navathe Genetics and Plant Breeding Group, Agharkar Research Institute, G G Agarkar Road, Pune 411004, India https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8040-5563
  • Vijendra S Baviskar Genetics and Plant Breeding Group, Agharkar Research Institute, G G Agarkar Road, Pune 411004, India

Keywords:

Bread wheat, chapati quality, biofortification, Yield, Rust Resistance

Abstract

A high-yielding bread wheat cultivar MACS 6768 (MACS SAKAS) has been developed and launched by Agharkar Research Institute (ARI), Pune, India. It was released by CVRC after multilocation testing under high fertility irrigated circumstances of the central zone (CZ) of India. The new variety has a maximum yield potential of 92.4 q/ha with a mean yield of 56.6 q/ha. Central Sub-committee on Crop Standards, Notification and Release of Variety, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India, issued notification number S.O. 1056(E) 2023 for cultivation in India's CZ. MACS 6768 (MACS SAKAS) promises to be one of a kind and excellent in yield, chapati-making score, protein, and nutrition (Fe & Zn). Its protein (12.0%), zinc (45.1 ppm), iron (41.2 ppm), and Chapati score are excellent. (8.3). It is a nutritious candidate for "Iron and Zinc bio fortified high yielding bread wheat" for chapati. Our new cultivar will offer nutritional security and better market price, making wheat agriculture more viable and promoting the Kuposhan Mukta Bharat objective.

 

 

Author Biographies

  • Yashavanthakumar K J, Genetics and Plant Breeding Group, Agharkar Research Institute, G G Agarkar Road, Pune 411004, India

     

     

  • Sudhir Navathe, Genetics and Plant Breeding Group, Agharkar Research Institute, G G Agarkar Road, Pune 411004, India

     

     

     

  • Vijendra S Baviskar, Genetics and Plant Breeding Group, Agharkar Research Institute, G G Agarkar Road, Pune 411004, India

     

     

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Submitted

2023-04-24

Published

2024-01-08

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How to Cite

MACS 6768: A new high-yielding, disease-resistant, high-protein grain, and micronutrient-rich wheat variety. (2024). Journal of Cereal Research, 15(2). https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/JWR/article/view/135631

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