Registration of NCD2 pearl Millet germplasm

Rai, K N and Andrews, D J and Rao, A S (1995) Registration of NCD2 pearl Millet germplasm. Crop Science, 35 (4). pp. 1237-1238. ISSN 0011-183X

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NCD2 (PI583797), a d2 dwarf population of pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum) released in 1994, was derived from the Nigerian Composite (NC) via a programme of limited backcrossing involving GAM73, a d2 dwarf (1 m in height) population from Senegal. NC was developed at Samaru, Nigeria by random-mating 200 S4 progenies derived from landraces of Nigeria and other western African countries. In a yield trial conducted at Patancheru and Bhavanisagar, India in 1982 and 1984, NCD2 gave mean grain yields of 2.86 t/ha, 19% more than NC and 33% more than GAM73. Mean plant height of NCD2 was 1.2 m, and it took 51 days to 50% flowering. The 1000-grain weights of NCD2, NC and GAM73 averaged 7.3, 7.8 and 7.0 g, respectively. NCD2 has a high level of resistance to Sclerospora graminicola. Testcrosses to the cytoplasmically male sterile line 81Am indicated that NCD2 could prove a useful source of restorers and maintainers of the Am cytoplasm.

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Subjects: Mandate crops > Millets
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Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2011 10:04
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