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AKSHAYADHAN

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High yielding variety released by DRR, Hyderabad

Akshayadhan is a medium duration variety (135 days) with improved erect plant type having medium-tall stature (> 100 cm), strong culm, synchronous tillering, lower panicle position with long and heavy panicles. Being an indica x tropical japonica derivative, the variety recorded very high yield advantage over national, regional and local checks in 3 years of AICRIP trials.

The variety was released for four states viz., Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Jharkhand, vide Notification No. S.0.2458 (E) dated 16.10.2008. The salient features of the variety is given below.
 
Pedigree                        :    BR 827-35 x SC5 109-2-2

Yield potential               :     60-70 quintals/ha (under good management conditions)

Days to maturity          :     135 days
Yield advantage            :         ❖    25% over Jaya variety
                                                ❖    17% over KRH-2 hybrid

Grain type and quality     : Long bold, high milling (71%) and head rice recovery (63%), intermediate   Amylose content (24.36%) and Alkali Spreading Value (5.0) and Soft gel consistency (65 mm).
Biotic stress Resistance  : Resistant to Neck blast, moderately resistant to Leaf blast, Rice tungro disease, Sheath rot, Brown spot and White Backed Plant Hopper (WBPH).

Recommended for           : Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka.

 

File Courtesy: 
Directorate of Rice Research, Hyderabad
Photo Courtesy: 
Directorate of Rice Research, Hyderabad
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