Annual Reportof the Research Division 1971

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1971
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Ministry of Agriculture
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Twe wheat varieties, Kenya Kanga and Kenya Bongo were released during the year. The former is recommended for all areas but does particularly well at high altitudes. The latter is disease resistant, strong strawed and late maturing. It is recommended fer high altitude areas. Emphasis was centinued en breeding foOr high yielding wheats in addition to other primary objectives of rust resistance, strong straw and acceptable quality. The aim is to combine these desirable characteristics to the highest degree. The yield per hectare bas increased frem IS.1 bags to 16.4 bags.
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