PLANT BREEDING DIVISION
5-6 months and traditional rice purification programe
There are 4 rice varieties recommended by DOA as long age varieties which are photoperiod sensitive. Breeder seeds of those are produced by RRDI and distributed to the farmers. Conservation of rice germplasm is very important. Because Some desirable trait of these cultivars can be utilized for future breeding programe. Traditional rice growers face difficulties in finding pure seed paddy. Therefore a attempt was taken by RRDI to produce quality assured purified seeds of 12 traditional rice varieties.