Super Raya: A new high yielding mustard variety released for general cultivation in south Punjab (Pakistan)
Muhammad Aslam Nadeem, Hafiz Muhammad Zia Ullah, Abdul Majid Khan, Fida Hussain, Idrees Ahmad, Shahida, Saira Saleem, Imtiaz Ali
This paper reports the release of new variety “Super Raya” which is high yielding with erect growth habits. This variety was released in the year 2016 for arid and irrigated areas of agricultural lands. Super Raya has been evolved from a cross between KJ-148 and Khanpur Raya at Oilseeds Research Station, Khanpur during 2001-02. Progenies F2-F5 were advanced by pedigree selection method. It is tolerant to Alternaria Blight, Powdery mildew, Downy mildew and white rust with yield potential 4271 Kg/hectare. The sowing time of this variety is 1-15 October with seed rate 0.60-0.80 Kg/acre. Plant color is light green with height of 155-166 cm and growth habits is determinate type. Its 1000 seed weight has been observed about 4.8-5.3 g. Leaf color is light green and seed contains 42-44% oil contents in it. Its meal contains 30-35% protein. This variety takes 135-140 days to mature and due to good performance it is recommended for the Southern Punjab and Cholistan areas in meeting of Federal Seed Certifiation and Registration Department held on 12 August 2016. Moreover, Super Raya has got resistance against lodging, tolerant to aphid and best suited for Wheat-----Mung bean----- Mustard-----Bt Cotton, Wheat-----Fodder------Mustard-----Sugarcane crop rotation.