Volume 5, Issue 4      October - December, 2017

Rohi Sarsoon: A new high yielding rapeseed variety released for general cultivation in south Punjab (Pakistan)

Muhammad Aslam Nadeem, Hafiz Muhammad Zia Ullah*, Abdul Majid Khan, Fida Hussain,

Muhammad Jamil, Idrees Ahmad

Oilseeds Research Station, Khanpur, District Rahim Yar Khan, Pakistan


This paper reports the release of new variety “Rohi Sarsoon” which is high yielding with erect growth habits. This variety was released in the year 2016 for arid and irrigated areas of agricultural lands. Rohi Sarsoon has been evolved from an elite line selected from progeny of a cross between KN-120 and KN-131 at Oilseeds Research Station, Khanpur during 2001-2002. 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 3927 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 160-173 cm and growth habits is determinate type. Its 1000 seed weight has been observed about 4-4.5 g. Leaf color is light green and seed contains 44-47% oil contents in it. Its meal contains 30-35% protein. This variety takes 155-160 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, Rohi Sarsoon has got resistance against lodging, tolerant to aphid and best suited for Wheat­­­­­, Mung bean, Rapeseed, Bt Cotton, Wheat, Fodder, Rapeseed, Sugarcane crop rotation.

Keywords: Brassica napus, Disease resistant, Rohi Sarsoon, Variety, Yield

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