Seed Production

Seed Production

Breeder seed of Canola type Mustard – PM 30 variety, released by IARI, has been brought in under license and sown on more than 15 acres. The certified seed thus produced would be distributed to the local Ladakhi farmers to increase the total area under PM30 mustard variety. Similarly, the promising varieties of other crops would be selected for seed production. The idea is to generate enough volumes for further processing and centralized marketing.

seed production

Project Glimpse Our Plans

The MOU signed with LAHDC is for about 1000 hectares of wasteland to be developed by our Ladakh Farmers & Producers Cooperative Ltd.. The pilot project for the initial 2 years was started in 2016, which was a big success. About 50 hectares have been brought under crop cultivation first time in thousands of years, at this location. The crops grown in 2017 were: Canola type Mustard –Breeder & certified seed ( PM 30), Hybrid Maize, Hybrid Wheat, Sunflower, a few fodder crops, Rajma, Peas, Lobia ( Kidney beans ) several types of local & outside vegetables and