Pusa Basmati 1637 paddy variety

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22 June 2022, New Delhi: Description: Pusa Basmati 1637 (IET 24570) is a MAS derived near isogenic line of Pusa Basmati 1 possessing Pi9 gene for blast resistance Released for commercial cultivation in the Basmati growing regions of the Western Uttar Pradesh, National Capital Region of Delhi, Uttarakhand, Haryana and Punjab

Salient Feature

Average yield 4.2 t/ ha in 130 days

Resistant to leaf blast with an SI of 2.7 (2014) and 2.9 (2015) as compared with its Pusa Basmati 1 which is highly susceptible reaction with SI of 6.1 (2014) and 6.5 (2015). Possesses long slender grains (7.3 mm) with very occasional grain chalkiness, very good kernel length after cooking (13.8 mm) and strong aroma.

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