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High yielding variety released by DRR, Hyderabad

Varadhan is a mid-early duration variety (125 days) with semi-dwarf stature, erect and improved plant type having strong culm, prominent flag leaf in the top canopy, lower panicle position with long and heavy panicles. Being an indica x tropical japonica derivative, it has got very high yield potential and recorded 18 - 20% yield advantage over national, regional and local checks in 3 years of AICRIP trials.
It has been released for Haryana, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh vide Notification No. SO 2458 (E) dated 16.10.2008. The salient features of the variety is riven below.
Parentage             : (Swarna x 9314)/BR 827-35
Yield potential      : 55 - 65 quintals/ha (under good management condition) 
Days to maturity  : 125 days
Yield advantage    : 22% over Sasyasree, 18% over IR 64 and 9% over PA 6201 hybrid
Grain type and quality: Short bold, high Milling (72%) and Head rice recovery (60%) and intermediate Alkali Spreading Value (5.0).
Biotic stress Resistance: Resistant to Rice tungro disease and moderately resistant to Leaf blast, Sheath rot and White Backed Plant Hopper (WBPH).
Recommended for: Haryana, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh.

File Courtesy: 
Directorate of Rice Research, Hyderabad
Photo Courtesy: 
Directorate of Rice Research, Hyderabad
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