Ecology, Environment and Conservation Paper

Vol. 20 Issue 01, 2014; Page No.(357-360)

SUPER FINE RICE VARIETY KARJAT 8 FOR LOW LAND AREAS OF MAHARASHTRA STATE

R. L. Kunkerkar, P. B. Vanave, B.D. Waghmode, B.L. Thaware and S.G. Bhave

Abstract

The rice variety Karjat 8 (KJT-13-4-53-19-12) is a late duration, semi dwarf high yielding short slender grain fine rice variety. The culture evolved from the cross between Ratna/Hera//Karjat 4 through pedigree method of selection at Regional Agril. Research Station, Karjat. The variety exhibited 12.61, 28.05, and 18.63 per cent higher yield over the checks in station, state and adaptive trials, respectively. It showed excellent milling (72.1%), head rice recovery (70.5 %), intermediate Amylose content (24.41) and ASV (4) with translucent grains and excellent cooking qualities. It has been observed resistant to Neck blast and moderately resistant to bacterial blight, leaf blast. Also it has shown moderately resistance to Gall midge and tolerance to brown plant hopper and white backed plant hopper with an average yield of 3.5 to 4.0 t/ha. Therefore the rice variety Karjat 8 was release in Maharashtra state.

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