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Thailand: NRCT promotes new peanut variety to increase production volume

Peanut Meal
Published Feb 1, 2024

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The Agricultural Research Development Agency (ARRI) has funded a project at Kasetsart University to develop a new peanut variety, “Kasetsart RD.1”. This new variety is resistant to shoot blight disease and has high yields, potentially increasing income by over 72.02 million baht annually and reducing peanut imports by over 400 million baht within five years. This initiative aims to address the issue of insufficient domestic peanut production in the country, which has resulted in high import costs.
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Dr. Wichan Ingsrisawang, Director of the Agricultural Research Development Agency (ARRI), a public organization, said that it has supported research funding for Kasetsart University. To develop a new peanut variety named “Kasetsart RD.1” by breeding from the mother variety Khon Kaen 5 and the father variety IC 10, resulting in a variety with high yields and resistance to shoot blight disease. which the test results found Peanut variety “Kasetsart SW.1” gives higher yields and returns when compared to traditional varieties. Seed quality is accepted by the processing industry. And can adapt well in the northeastern region, both in the rainy and dry seasons (dry pod production during the dry season averages 353 kilograms per rai) and is also working with the Department of Agricultural Extension to expand the results in the northeastern region. Total 12 provinces by Mae Ruay Agriculture (Ko Kae) Co., Ltd. ready to purchase peanut produce. Resulting in an average net profit increase of ...
Source: Naewna
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