VL Soya 89 (VLS 89)
Soybean variety VL Soya 89 has been released by Central Variety Release Committee for timely sown rainfed condition of Northern Hill Zone (Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh). It has been developed from the cross “VLS 47/EC 361364”. VLS 89 showed significant yield superiority of 12.01% over the best check VL Soya 59. Its average yield is 2,324 kg/ha with 115-120 days maturity duration.It has 19.1% oil content as compared to the best check VL Soya 59 (19.0%) with moderate resistance against frog eye leaf spot (<11.1%), pod blight diseases (3), Chauliops (10-30%) and resistance against defoliators.
Normal corn VL Maize Hybrid 57
Vivek Maize Hybrid 57 is a high yielding single-cross normal corn hybrid. It exhibited an average yield of 6,766 kg/ha in Zone I, exhibiting yield superiority of 13.49 per cent over the check PMH 5 (5,962 kg/ha) in All India Coordinated Trials during 2015-17. Maturity of the hybrid is 95-100 days in mid-hills. It has yellow flint and bold grains (test weight 280g) and is moderately resistant to turcicum and maydis leaf blight. It has been released and notified by the Central Sub-committee on Crop Standards, Notification and Release of Varieties for Agricultural Crops (CSC on CSN&RVAC) vide notification number S.O. 1498 (E). dated 1st April 2019 for cultivation in the states of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand (Hills) and NE Hill Region (Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura). On account of its early maturity, higher yield and tolerance to major diseases, VL Maize Hybrid 57 will suitably fit into the prevalent cropping systems of Himalayan Zone and will also add to maize varietal diversity in the North Western and North Eastern hill regions of the country.
Wheat variety VL Gehun 967 notified for rainfed organic conditions of hills of Uttarakhand
A newly developed wheat variety VL Gehun 967 from the institute was notified vide S O 1498 (E) dated 01.04.2019. This variety is recommended for Uttarakhand hills for timely sown organic rainfed conditions. It has to be sown in second fortnight of October. It matures in 160-170 days & yields 18-20 quintals per hectare. The grain is medium sized, round in shape, amber coloured and has excellent chapatti quality. The newly developed wheat variety is resistant to yellow and brown rust diseases.
Wheat variety VL Gehun 2014 notified for plains of Uttarakhand in irrigated conditions
A newly developed wheat variety VL Gehun 2014, recommended for Uttarakhand Plains for timely sown irrigated conditions was notified vide S O 1498 (E) dated 01.04.2019. It has to be sown in first fortnight of November. It matures in 130-135 days & yields 50-52 quintals per hectare under irrigated conditions. The grain is medium sized, round in shape and amber in colour. The newly developed wheat variety is resistant to yellow and brown rust diseases.
Wheat variety VL 3004 notified for plains of Uttarakhand in late sown irrigated conditions.
Wheat variety VL 3004 was notified vide S O 1498 (E) dated 01.04.2019. This variety was suited for Uttarakhand plains for late sown irrigated conditions. It can be sown in first fortnight of December. In irrigated conditions it matures in 120-123 days and yields 40-45 quintals per hectare. The grain is medium sized, round in shape and amber in colour. The newly developed wheat varietyis resistant to yellow and brown rust diseases.
Dual purpose (green fodder cum grain) Barley variety VLB130 notified for rainfed organic conditions of hills of Uttarakhand
Barley variety VLB130 was notified vide S O 1498 (E) dated 01.04.2019 for hills of Uttarakhand in organic rainfed conditions. It is recommended to be sown from 15th October to 10th November, in timely sown conditions. It matures in 150-155 days and yields 18-20 quintals per hectare. It is resistant against yellow rust and stripe diseases. It is dual purpose barley variety in which a green fodder cut can be taken under rainfed conditions. Under All India testing it yielded around 25-27 q/ha green fodder and subsequently 25 q/ha grain yield from the same plot under rainfed conditions
VL Sabji Matar 13 (Gazette Notification No: S.O. 692 (E) February 2019)
It is an early maturing variety notified for cultivation in Uttarakhand state. It has shown 19.26 % mean green pod yield superiority over the best Check VL Ageti Matar 7. VL Sabji Matar 13 takes around 124-125 days for first green pod harvest in the mid hill conditions (November sown crop). The average green pod yield is 115 q/ha. Besides yield potential, this entry being early in maturity escapes incidence of powdery mildew disease. It possesses long pod length with 8-9 seeds/pod and high shelling percent (>46). It is very much suitable alternate variety for off-season cultivation in high hills (August sown).
VL Sabji Matar 15 (Gazette Notification No: S.O. 692 (E) February 2019)
It is a medium maturing variety notified for Uttarakhand state. It has shown 23.50% mean green pod yield superiority over the check Vivek Matar 11. VL Sabji Matar 15 takes around 126-130 days for first green pod harvest in mid hill conditions (November sown crop). The average green pod yield is 128.10 q/ha. Besides the high yield potential, this entry is moderately resistant against powdery mildew disease. The pods are long with high shelling percent (>50). It is very much suitable alternate variety for cultivation during main season (Oct.-Nov. sown).