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Central Silk Board notifies races of silk worm seed

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Central Board (CSB) has notified newly-developed races of silkworm seed of mulberry and Vanya which will help increase productivity and growers' income, the said today.

"The recently notified silkworm races will improve the income of the farmers by its enhanced productivity and quality, an official statement said.

worm breeds for specific agro-climatic condition are essential for increasing the productivity of cocoons. Tropical Tasar Silkworm (BDR-10)race developed by the CSB have 21 per cent more productivity than the traditional Daba breed.

"Farmers can get up to 52 kg cocoons per 100 disease free layings (dfls)," an official statement said.

Silk worm breed will help the tribal farmers of Jharkhand, Chattishgarh, Odisha, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Maharastra, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Telangana and

Multivoltine x Bivoltine Mulberry hybrid(PM x FC2)race of silkworm can produce 60 kg per 100 Dfls and the race is better than earlier x CSR.

Due to high quality silk and significant egg recovery, this race is suitable for the farmers of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and

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First Published: Fri, August 10 2018. 21:10 IST