Climate-tolerant varieties cover 70% of the total wheat area, says IIWBR director Gyanendra Singh.

Greater adoption of new climate-tolerant varieties compared to other crops is likely to help farmers mitigate the adverse effects of El Nino-induced climate change in the current rabi season, as more than half of wheat sowing has been completed in Punjab and Haryana, two key states. areas of importance. growing states. In an interview with Business Line, Gyanendra Singh, director of the Indian Institute of Wheat and Barley Research (IIWBR), Karnal, Haryana, under the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), discussed the challenges and solutions.

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