Ms Stratton, 58, who has worked at NIAB
for 41 years, said she told the Queen of other crops that NIAB
is working on.
Ten drought tolerant upland cotton lines (NIAB-111, CP-15/2, BH-160, CIM-1100, CRIS-134, CIM-446, FH-900, MNH-93, CIM-707 and CIM-482) and six testers (CIM-506, NIAB
Karishma, MNH-129, FH-1000, S-12 and Acala-1517C) were planted in field conditions during cotton growing season 2014-15.
The cross was made by utilizing NIAB-78 (local cotton variety) as female parent with REBA-288 (exotic line) at Nuclear Institute for Agriculture and Biology (NIAB
), Faisalabad, Pakistan.
Karishma (NK) usually exhibits highest leaf lamina hair density among the genotypes tested and this plant trait has been found deterring sucking insect/mite pests (Arif et al., 2004).
After beating 16 other university and college teams, they won a day out with a NIAB
TAG agronomist, free entry to a NIAB
TAG members technical conference and a PS50 book voucher each.
Various trials were conducted at NIAB
, and on Farmers Fields and coordinated vaietal trials organized by PCCC, Karachi, and Director Cotton Research Institute, Faisalabad.
Radiation Treatment: Male parent pollen was collected from covered flowers after anthesis and irradiated with gamma rays from 60Co irradiation source.The irradiation was performed at room temperatureat NIAB
, Faisalabad, Pakistan.
One student is chosen from each university, based on the quality of their specific second year project work, a recommendation from their tutors and an interview with NIAB
Formulating seed mixtures will always be a balance of following basic rules, selecting varieties to match requirements based on NIAB
information - and personal preference and experience of the seed merchant.
Experimental sites: Field experiments were conducted on three sites; two fields at the Nuclear Institute for Agriculture and Biology (NIAB
), Faisalabad (Latitude 31 4167' N; Longitude 73 0833' E; 183 meter above mean sea level at Karachi) and one field in Gojra region of District Toba Tek Singh (Latitude 31 1487' N; Longitude 72 6866' E; 172 meter above mean sea level at Karachi) in the division of Faisalabad.
email@example.com AKEY research centre owned by Cambridge University's farm is to become part of the National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB
Professor Powell, who takes up his new role in September, has been at Niab
since 2005, and has positioned Niab
at the forefront of tackling major global food supply and climate change issues based on innovative exploitation of plant genetic resources.