A high yielding Seeragasamba variety : VGD 1
An experiment was carried out at Agricultural Research Station, Vaigaidam, Theni district of Tamil Nadu from 2007 to 2019 with an objective of developing a variety by deriving the grain quality characters from the traditional rice variety Seeragasamba and yield and yield attributing characters from ADT 43. The promising culture VG 09006, a cross derivative of ADT43/Seeragasamba was released as VGD 1 during 2019 by the State Variety Release Committee, Tamil Nadu. It is a medium duration variety (129 days) with erect, high tillering and non lodging plant habit. This variety is recommended for samba/late samba seasons of Dindigul, Theni, Trichy, Perambalur, Karur, Coimbatore, Erode, Dharmapuri, Vellore and Virudhunagar districts of Tamil Nadu. It recorded an overall mean grain yield of 5859 kg/ha at 101 locations, which was 32.56 and 13.80 per cent increased grain yield over Seeragasamba (4420 kg/ha) and TKM 13 (5149 kg/ha), respectively. It is moderately resistant to leaf folder, blast and brown spot under field conditions. The rice is white, fine (short slender) with a 1000 grain weight of 8.9 g which is less than Seeragasamba (11.6 g) and all other popularly grown rice varieties viz., TKM13 (13.8 g, CO 51 (16.0 g) and ADT 43 (15.5 g).
Briyani rice, Quality rice, Seeragasamba, aromatic rice, VGD 1
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