Variety Name -::- Kalachampa

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Notifocation order no :
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Sponsored by :
Sri R.S. Gopalan, IAS
Developing agency :
Director of Agriculture & Food production, Department of Agriculture, Govt. of Odisha
Developed by :
SRi D.K. Kar, SCO, SSTL, BBSR, Sri Chakradhar Panda, AAO, SSTL, BBSR, Dr. Subhadra Rani Mallick, AAO, SSTL, BBSR, Dr. S.R. Dhua, ARS, Ex-PS (Consultant, PPV & FRA)
Parentage & details of pedigree :
Pure line selection from Keonjhar Kalachampa (FV-152)
Breeding method :
Pure-line Selection
Closely resembling variety :
Keonjhar Kalachampa
Area of adaptation :
Medium bold grain
Morphological character :
Semi dwarf plant type Basal leaf sheath purple Purple color stigma Seed coat white
Plant Height(cm) :
105-110 cm
Maturity (Days) :
150-170 days under normal sowing (Photoperiod sensitive - FDlowering in 2nd week of November
Reaction to major diseases :
Tolerant to major diseases under field condition in caostal Odisha.
Reaction to major insect pest :
Tolerant to major pests under field condition in caostal Odisha.
Agronomic features
Non lodging, fertilizer responsive, suitable for normal sowing and tolerates late sowing, seed rate 30kg/ha for transplanting.
Reaction to abiotic stress :
Moderately tolerant to biotic and a-biotic stresses.
Avg. yield in normal condition(Kg/ha) :
Agency responsible for maintaining breeder seed :
Director of Agriculture & Food production, Department of Agriculture, Govt. of Odisha
Recomended ecology :
Irrigated Low Land
Information on acceptability :
Highly acceptable among the farmers due to its high yield and resistance to biotic stress. It is also suitable for cultivation in areas with wild rice infestation due to its easy identification at vegetative stage with basal leaf sheath pigmentation.
Specific recomendation :
Normal seed production practices for self pollinated crop variety.
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