Wheat is one of the most important staple food grains of the human race. India produces about 70 million tons of wheat per year or about 12 % of the world’s production. It is now the second largest producer of wheat in the world and also the second largest in wheat consumption, next to China, with a huge and growing wheat demand.
This food grain is actually staple food of the people of north east India. A huge portion of the total cropped area in the country is under the production of wheat crop. It is also said that as a food, wheat is more nutritive as compared to the other cereals. The major wheat producing areas in India are placed in the northern part of the country, with Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana contributing to nearly 80% of the total wheat production.
Nuziveedu Seeds – Improving traits for Best Yields
Nuziveedu Seeds in engaged in its R& D endeavors to ensure that the seed reaches the farmers in a good quality state, i.e. high genetic purity and identity, as well as high physical, physiological and health quality. Since development of modern seed varieties are the backbone of the seed industry, Nuziveedu Seeds takes a major responsibility for quality development and the R&D department is constantly working for the improvement in the crop for the desired traits like
- High productivity and suitability to different agro-climatic condition
- Resistance to pests and diseases
Some Key Facts of Wheat
- Wheat is a member of the grass family that produces a dry, one-seeded fruit.
- Wheat is grown on more land area than any other commercial crop.
- World trade in wheat is greater than for all other crops combined.
- Wheat is the leading source of vegetable protein in human food.
- India consumes about 76 million tonnes of wheat a year.