High-yielding variety

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High-yielding varieties (HYVs) of agricultural crops are usually characterized by a combination of the following traits in contrast to the conventional varieties:

Most important HYVs can be found among wheat, corn, soybean, rice, potato, and cotton. They are heavily used in commercial and plantation farms.

HYVs become popular in the 1960s and play an important role in the Green Revolution, although their ancestral roots can be older.[1]


  1. ^ "High-yielding varieties of wheat and rice in the less-developed nations". Agriculture and Environment. 1 (2): 191–197. 1974. doi:10.1016/0304-1131(74)90052-6.

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