PAU Inks Pact for Commercialization of Onion and Bell Pepper Varieties

The Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, today entered into agreement with Generation Seeds Private Limited, Patialafor commercialization of PSM 1 (Bell pepper) and PRO 7 (Onion) varieties.

The MoA was signed by Dr Pushpinder Pal Singh Pannu, Additional Director of Research (NR and PHM) in the presence of Dr Navtej Singh Bains, Director Research, PAU and Dr. G.K. Sangha, Dean, CoBS&H on behalf of PAU while the same was done by representatives of Generation Seeds, Paramjit Singh Chandi and Gurwinder Singh.

Dr Ajmer Singh Dhatt, Head, Department of Vegetable Science, PAU informed that PRO 7 is an early maturing variety that has large red coloured bulbs. Its average yield is 160 quintals per acre and can be stored for longer period.

Dr Salesh Jindal, Assistant Vegetable Breeder, Department of Vegetable Science added that the plants of PSM-1 are vigorous, tall and prolific bearers. The fruits are uniform, non-pungent, dark green and weigh 82 g each.

The variety is able to produce seed in plains of Punjab. The variety is tolerant to high temperature and suitable for cultivation under both polynet house and low tunnel. Its average yield is 242 and 82 q per acre under polynet house and low tunnel, respectively.

Dr. S.S. Chahal, Adjunct Professor, Technology Marketing and IPR Cell informed that PAU signed has 187 MoAs and commercialized 42 technologies including hybrid lines of mustard, chilli, brinjal, bio-fertilizers, leaf colour chart, water testing kit, products, apple cider, and technologies of PAU Cutter-cum-Spreader, Lucky Seed Drill, PAU Super SMS, PAU Happy Seeder, etc.


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