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2 - High-yield and pest-resistant safflower

Safflower is a drought tolerant plant native to Iran with high quality of oil. This plant is very susceptible to various pests such as safflower fly which significantly damage seed yield. In recent years, the gene responsible for safflower fly resistance was transmitted to cultivated species from wild species. New variety named SaffIran has black seed coat color and is very resistant to pests and at the same time produce higher seed yield compared to white ones. Seed companies and farmers will find the new line promotive and productive.

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