Registration of ICMR 356 Parental Line of Pearl Millet

Rai, K N and Rao, A S and Talukdar, B S and Rao, A M and Witcombe, J R (1996) Registration of ICMR 356 Parental Line of Pearl Millet. Crop Science, 36 (5). p. 1426. ISSN 0011-183X

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The pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum) restorer line ICMR356 (PI591337), released in 1993, was developed from the cross B282 × J104. It is an elite inbred restorer line with grain yield ranging from 1477 to 3373 kg/ha, which is 51% higher than H77/833-2 but 34% lower than D23. It has a plant height of 109 to 172 cm and a flowering requirement of 49 to 54 days from time of planting. ICMR356 produces 3-7 basal tillers/plant and grains are medium-sized (1000-seed weight of 8.5 g). ICMR356 is more resistant to downy mildew (Sclerospora graminicola) than P7-04 in India and has similar resistance to P7-04 in western Africa.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Mandate crops > Millets
Depositing User: Mr Sanat Kumar Behera
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2011 06:24
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2011 06:24
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Acknowledgement: The authors are thankful to Mr. P.P. Prakash Babu for his assistance in preparing the release proposal of ICMH 356. the hybrid of the parential line ICMR 356
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