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HIGH YIELD VARIETIES ( HYVs) | FON Glossary

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HIGH YIELD VARIETIES ( HYVs)

• The first generation seeds(F1) produced from crossing two genetically dissimilar parent species. • It is uneconomical to sae and repalnt the progeny of these seeds as the next generations give much lower yields • The technique of hybridization is much like biologically patenting a seed. No one else, neither the farmer nor a rival company can produce exactly similar seeds unless the parent lines, which are the seed company’s secret • Hybrid seeds are generally called sarkar beej.

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