DRR Dhan 64 – (IET 28358) – First Nitrogen Use Efficient, Early Transplanted Rice Variety
Senguttuvel P*, Sundaram RM, Hari Prasad AS, Subba Rao LV, Gireesh C, Suneetha Kota, Anantha MS, Abdul Fiyaz R, Surekha K, Swamy AVSR, Sheshu Madhav M, Padmavathi G, Divya Balakrishnan, Neeraja CN, Muthuraman P, Nirmala B, Arun Kumar S, Jeykumar, Brajendra P, Tuti MD, Prasad MS, Mahender Kumar R, Muralidhar Reddy, Sadath Ali M, Koteshwar Rao P, Nagarjuna E, Chaitanya U, Chandra Kumar M, Jaldhani V, Beulah P, Nagaraju P, Manasa Y and Chiranjeevi
ICAR-Indian Institute of Rice Research (ICAR-IIRR), Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-500030
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Received : 8th May, 2023; Accepted: 29th May, 2023
DRR Dhan 64 [IET 28358 (RP 5599-212-56-3-1)], an early transplanted rice variety was developed from MTU-1010/KMR-3R cross. It was evaluated in AICRIP multi-location ETP trials during wet seasons of 2019 to 2021. DRR Dhan 64 consistently out-performed the check varieties in Eastern Zone (Zone III) with a mean grain yield 5330 kg/ha, which is 8%, 28% and 12% higher than National check, Zonal and Local checks, respectively. In addition, it exhibited moderate resistance to Leaf blast and Neck blast; and also resistant to gall midge and rice thrips; and moderately resistant to planthoppers and whorl maggot. DRR Dhan 64 has early duration of 115-120 days (seed to seed) and possesses desirable grain and cooking quality parameters. It was released for cultivation in aerobic ecosystems of Bihar and West Bengal (Zone III) states through Central Sub-committee on Crop Standards, Notification and Release ofVarieties for Agricultural Crops vide S.O. 4065(E) dt. 31stAug 2022 [CG-DL-E-31082022-238490].