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Muktsar farmer grows 2-spiked wheat crop

Muktsar farmer grows 2-spiked wheat crop

Archit Watts

Tribune News Service

Muktsar, April 7

A farmer from Kothe Dhilwan near Kotli Ablu village here has grown a special variety of wheat crop that has two spikes of granules at the end of every tiller of the plant, which is almost ready for harvesting. The normal varieties of wheat crop have, however, one spike of granules.

Gurwinder Singh (30) said, “I have got these special seeds from abroad through my friends, but I won’t reveal the exact place. I have sown this special variety of wheat in just one marla. It has given me surprising results after following all normal process of any other variety of wheat crop. Not just the height and leaves of this seed are special in size but it also has two spikes of granules. It will definitely increase the yield. This variety is sown after a delay of almost 15 days of any other variety. It will be ready for harvesting by the end of this month.”

He said he had sown the same variety of wheat seeds in the same area last year for trial. “This year I am hopeful that it will give me successful results as the crop is almost ready for harvesting. Once it gives me satisfying results, then only I will invite the experts to test the crop in my fields,” said Gurwinder, who cultivates wheat crop in total nine acres.

Meanwhile, some agriculture experts claimed that two spikes of granules was a special quality. “However, we will have to check the size, weight and total number of granules in each spike. Then it will be compared with the other normal variety. Further, it will be tested in laboratory for various other factors. Only then it can be said that whether it was a successful variety or not,” they said.

Dr SPS Brar, agriculture expert, said, “Each wheat plant has normally 10-11 tillers. Each tiller bears one spike, equivalent to ear. However, if some farmer has grown any special variety of seed, I will visit the field to see the crop as I have never heard of two spikes.”

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