Registration of 'ICMV 2' Pearl Millet

Gupta, S C and Lambert, A and Ndoye, A T (1991) Registration of 'ICMV 2' Pearl Millet. Crop Science, 31 (5). p. 1382. ISSN 0011-183X

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The Pennisetum glaucum [P. americanum] cv. ICMV2, was developed by bulking equal quantities of seed from the 3 paired crosses among the following 3 entries: a line from Nigeria resistant to downy mildew (Sclerospora graminicola), 700516; a composite from Uganda (Serere 2A); and a Cassidy dwarf population from Kansas acquired from Uganda. In 111 replicated yield trials in 19 environments (3-4 sites per year) in Senegal during 1980-84, average yield of ICMV2 was 119% that of Souna III. ICMV2 is of medium height (1.8-2.8 m) with robust stems. It flowers in 47 to 68 days and matures in 85 to 100 days. ICMV2 is resistant to Sclerospora graminicola and Moesziomyces bullatus. Ear heads are compact, making the cultivar tolerant of raghuva moth (Raghuva albipunctella). Grains are medium-sized, with a 1000-grain weight of 6.0 to 9.4 g, and have vitreous endosperm. Seed dormancy and tolerance of mold damage during ripening in humid conditions are adequate

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Mandate crops > Millets
Depositing User: Mr Charan Sai Ch
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2011 08:13
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2011 08:13
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