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10
Aug

MAS 946-1 (Sharada)- Aerobic Rice Variety

Rice is the most important food crop cultivated under submerged condition by transplanting. This method of cultivation requires large quantities of water, and is labour intensive. It is estimated that 5000 liters of water is needed to produce 1 kg of rice. Water is most limited natural resource of late, due to failure of rains and over-exploitation of ground water. The dwindling water resources reveal a grim situation for low land puddled rice cultivation. Farmers are seeking alternate methods o
05
Jun

VANDANA: RR 167-962:IET 12304

Parentage: C 22 / Kalakeri 
Release & notification: 1992 & 2002 
Breeder: Dr. P. K. Sinha, Dr. K. Prasad, Dr. V. S. Chauhan 
Ecology: Favourable & unfavourable Uplands
Area of adaptability: Bihar, Jharkhand and Orissa
Special feature: Tall, duration 90 days; long bold grains; 2.5-3.0 t/ha & 3.5-4.5 t/ha average grain yiel
05
Jun

KALINGA III : CR 2 3 7-1 : IET7964

Parentage: AC 540 / Ratna 
Release & notification: 1983 & 1988 
Breeder: Dr. K. Sreenivasalu 
Ecology: Uplands
Area of adaptability: Bihar, Jharkhand, Gujarat and Orissa
Special feature: Tall, duration 85 days, long slender grain, resistant to brown spot, cold tolerant, average yield 2.5-3.0 M ha.
11
May

Varadhan

High yielding variety released by DRR, Hyderabad
 
Varadhan is a mid-early duration variety (125 days) with semi-dwarf stature, erect and improved plant type having strong culm, prominent flag leaf in the top canopy, lower panicle position with long and heavy panicles. Being an indica x tropical japonica derivative, it has got very high yield potential and recorded 18 - 20% yield advantage over national, regional an
11
May

AKSHAYADHAN

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
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