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2 peanut lines’ testing readied

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MANILA, Philippines — Two promising lines of peanut from the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) have been chosen for nationwide testing.

The Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) said the two lines  ICGV 00350 and ICGV 99046  were found to be consistent high yielders and were selected and recommended as official entries for National Cooperative Testing (NCT.)

Rosie G. Aquino, breeder and researcher from the Department of Agriculture-Cagayan Valley Integrated Agricultural Research Center (DA-CVIARC) and focal person for peanut, revealed this during the semi-annual review of the BAR-ICRISAT project Field Testing of ICRISAT Legume Varieties and Technologies in Selected Regions in the Philippines”” in Tagaytay City.

The BAR-ICRISAT project is on its second phase with focus on the on-farm trial with seed production for commercialization.

See full article at Manila Bulletin.