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19
Jul

Aromatic Rice: Present and Future Perspective

 Rice (Oryza sativa), one of the three most important food crops in the world, forms the staple diet of 2.7 billion people. It is grown successfully in different parts of the world from 39°S south (Australia) to 50°N latitude (China). It can grow at altitudes ranging from 10 feet below sea level to 10,000 feet above sea level.

Rice is a major food crop that is grown in dry land (or upland) conditions on mountain slopes as well as in wetland conditions in Valley bottoms a
24
May

Pusa RH 10

Super fine grained aromatic hybrid with 40% yield advantage over Pusa Basmati 1; 125 days duration, being 15-20 days early, it escapes infestation of major pests and diseases. It is recommended as the first aromatic fine-grained hybrid identified in the country for areas where it has been evaluated viz., Haryana, Delhi and Uttaranchal.
24
May

Pusa Sugandh 3 (IET 16313-Pusa 2504-1-31)

 A fine-grained, 125-130 days duration, scented restorer line of WA cytoplasm, 17% yield advantage over Pusa Basmati I with desirable combination of quality features comparable to Taroari Basmati and Pusa Basmati I. It has moderate resistance to blast; released for traditional basmati growing areas of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttaranchal and western Uttar Pradesh.
 
24
May

Pusa Sugandh 2 (IET 16310-Pusa 2504-1-26)

A fine grained, 125-130 days duration, scented restorer line of WA cytoplasm, 11% yield advantage over Pusa Basmati 1 with desirable mix of quality features comparable to Taroari Basmati and Pusa Basmati 1, has moderate resistance to blast, released for traditional basmati growing areas of Punjab, Haryana and Delhi.
24
May

Vasumati (LET 15391-RP 3135-17-12-8-8)

A long slender aromatic variety of 130 to 140 days duration, exhibits 14% yield advantage over Pusa Basmati 1, released for traditional basmati growing areas of Haryana, Punjab, Uttaranchal and western Uttar Pradesh; desirable basmati quality features and moderate resistance to leaf blast, brown spot, WBPH and resistance to gall midge 1 & 4.
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