VEC of Rice recommended nine new hybrids, one long grain variety for commercial cultivation in Pakistan

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Dr. Ghulam Muhammad Ali, Chairman, PARC appreciated the role of private and public sector for taking interest in research and development of rice in the country
Islamabad
Rice Variety Evaluation Committee (VEC) meeting was held at Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) Headquarters in Islamabad on Tuesday the 16th August, 2022. Dr. Muhammad Yousuf, National Coordinator (Rice) presented the working paper for the sixty-two rice hybrids/varieties.
The representatives of national and multinational seed companies including Seed Association of Pakistan, Crop Life Pakistan, Pakistan Hi-tech Hybrid Seed Association and federal and provincial research institutes attended the meeting.
Dr. Ghulam Muhammad Ali, Chairman, PARC while addressing to the participants highlighted the role of private and public sector in research and development of rice in the country.
He emphasized the importance of quality seed for enhancing the productivity and profitability of farmers and asked the seed companies for making efforts to provide high quality of rice to farmers in Pakistan.
Dr. Imtiaz Hussain, Chairman VEC / Member Plant Sciences Division PARC presided over the variety evaluation committee meeting and informed participants that PARC is committed to perform its role in variety evaluation in transparent manner in collaboration with National Agricultural Research System.
The VEC recommended nine rice hybrids and one long grain variety for commercial cultivation in the country. Representatives of seed companies appreciated the role of Pakistan Agricultural Research Council for its role in testing of rice hybrids/varieties in Pakistan for the benefits of farmers as well as rice sector in Pakistan.