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Learn Introductory plant breeding with Braimy- B.Sc agriculture
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Merits of Plant Introduction

  1. It provides entirely new crop plants.
  2. It provides superior varieties either directly or after selection & hybridization.
  3. Introduction and exploration are the only feasible means of collecting germplasm and to protect variability from genetic erosion.
  4. It is very quick & economical method of crop improvement, particularly when the introductions are released as varieties either directly or after a simple selection.
  5. Plants may be introduced in new disease-free areas to protect them from damage, e.g., coffee and rubber.

Demerits of Plant Introduction

The disadvantages of plant introduction are associated with the introduction of weeds, diseases and pests.

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