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Crop Improvement in India

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International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
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Publication Year: 
1990
Publisher Details: 
International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics ; Patancheru 502324, Andhra Pradesh, India
Report/Series/Bulletin Name: 
Crop Improvement in India: ICRISAT Cultivars (Sorghum, Pearl Millet, Chickpea, Pigeonpea, and Groundnut) / International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
Report/series/Bulletin Number: 
8

 


This list identifies improved varieties, hybrids, and lines available in late 1990 by their designations commonly used in India (indicated in bold type), and gives synonyms in parentheses.Sorghum (Jowar)/Sorghum bicolor

CSV 11 (ICSV 1; SPV 351)

Released in 1984 for cultivation in the rainy season (kharif) throughout India. The cultivar is of medium height, medium maturing (110 days), and is resistant to  everal leaf diseases. The grain is medium sized, pearly white, and has good food quality. An average grain yield of up to 3.3 t/ha was achieved in the All India Coordinated Sorghum Improvement Project (AICSIP) trials.

CSH 11 (ICSH 153; SPH 221)

Released in 1986 to be grown during the rainy season (kharif) throughout India. The hybrid is of medium height, matures in about  10 days, and has semicompact  anicles with good exsertion. The grain is pearly white with an average yield of 4.2 t/ha, compared to the best commercial hybrid CSH 9 which yields 4.0 t/ha in AICSIP trials. 

 

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