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WHEAT (Triticum aestivum.)


Suitable districts

Plains & adjoining areas near to hills and hills in Theni, Dindigul, Karur, Coimbatore, Erode, Salem, Dharmapuri, Vellore, Thiruvannamalai and Kancheepuram Districts


Ideal sowing time is 15th October to 1st week of November. Sowing must be completed within the first fortnight of November.

Variety : COW(W)1, TNAU Samba Wheat COW 2

2.  Morphological Description of COW(W) 1 and COW(W) 2

Particulars COW (W) 1
Parentage HD2646/HW2002A/CPAN3057
Duration (days) 85-90
Grain yield (Kg /ha) 2364
Stem Erect
Height (cm) 73 – 78
Tillers 5-6
Days to 50% flowering 50 days
Ear size and shape Fusiform ears
Grain colour Amber
1000 grains weight (g) 37
Special features Non lodging, non shattering; tolerance to stem and leaf rust ; suitable for chappathi and bread making.

COW (W)1

Particulars COW (W) 2
Parentage Mutant of NP 200
Duration (days) 110
Grain yield (Kg /ha) 4040
Stem Erect to semi erect
Height (cm) 75-80 cm
Tillers 10-12
Days to 50% flowering 73 days
Ear size and shape Long & slightly tappering
Grain colour Raddish
1000 grains weight (g) 41
Special features Resistant to rust, heat tolerant

TNAU - Samba Wheat COW2

Updated on: Jan 2013


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