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Pearl Millet Hybrid ICMH 423

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International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
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International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics ; Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh, India
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Pearl millet hybrid ICMH 423
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Purpose of Description

ICMH 423 was released in Jan 1988 by the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India, for general cultivation in all the pearl millet growing areas of the country.

Origin and Development

The parents of ICMH 423 are restorer line ICMP 423 and male-sterile line ICMA 841.


ICMP 423 (illustrated on p.4) is an inbred line derived by selfing from the ICRISAT Early Composite. Its pedigree is EC S3 211-1 (which is abbreviated because it has been bulk-advanced for several generations more than indicated by the pedigree).

Male-sterile line

ICMA 841 was derived from seed stock number 8015 of 5141B by selection for downy mildew resistant plants after seedling inoculation.


ICMH 423 has been tested (as MH 143) in All India Coordinated Pearl Millet Improvement Project (AICPMIP) trials for 4 years. It yielded 1% more grain than the best check hybrid MBH 110 (see table) and 20% more fodder than the same hybrid. ICMH 423 is highly resistant to downy mildew (see table).

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