Research article by Bioversity staff: Jethobudho rice landrace in Nepal

Participatory crop improvement and formal release of Jethobudho rice landrace in Nepal.

Authors:  S. Gyawali;  B. R. Sthapit, B. Bhandari, J. Bajracharya, P. K. Shrestha, M. P. Upadhyay & D. I. Jarvis

On-line first: 22 July 2010    Euphytica    DOI: 10.1007/s10681-010-0213-0

Jethobudho is an aromatic rice landrace of the Pokhara valley in middle hills of Nepal.  The landrace has a problem with quality variation. Decentralized participatory population improvement for specific market-identified traits was conducted on “Jethobudho” populations collected from farmers’ fields in seven geographic regions of the valley in Nepal. The preferred post harvest quality traits, field tolerance to blast and lodging, and superior post harvest quality traits of Jethobudho were established by a consumer market survey. These traits were used for screening the materials. 338 sub-populations of Jethobudho were evaluated for yield, disease, lodging resistance, and post harvest quality traits. Significant variation was found for culm strength, neck blast tolerance, awn characteristics, panicle length, number of grains per panicle, test grain weight and post harvest quality traits, whereas no significant variation was found in grain yield, plant height, tiller number, maturity period and leaf blast.  Read more….

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One Response to Research article by Bioversity staff: Jethobudho rice landrace in Nepal

  1. Bed P. Khatiwada says:

    Dear All

    It add up one landrace in rice diversity, with high sociocultural importance beside nutritional and others parameters.

    Aren’t there other landraces around Pokhara or other regions that are at par with Jethobudho? Collection of germplasms and testing/ participatory breeding etc. are good initiatives and need to lead by NARC rather than following the works by LIBIRD and others. NARC need to make judicious use of expertise and experience it have to develop other varieties (resource need to be searched as LIBIRD is doing).

    Efforts of LIBIRD team is highly appreciated.

    Regards

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