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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences

Year: 1998  |  Volume: 1  |  Issue: 4  |  Page No.: 264 - 266

Physio-chemical, Properties, Adoption and Productivity of Some Fine (Basmati) Rice Varieties in Dera Ismail Khan

Inayat Ullah Awan, Muhammad Zubair Sulamani, Khalil Ahmad and M. Safdar Baloch


The study was aimed at evaluating the performance of five Basmati rice varieties tasted at the Agronomic Farm, Gomal University, Dera Ismail Khan, during 1997. Variety Basmati-385 out yielded rest of the varieties by yielding 3.98 t ha–1 of paddy with maximum normal kernels (77.82%) and lowest sterility (33.28%). It was followed by Basmati-370 on all the parameters studied. Varity C-6129 was highest in straw yield and 1000-seed weight. Variety Basmati-198 didn’t perform well having statistically the lowest score in most of the recorded characters. Amongst these varieties, the productivity and adoption of Basmati-super 385 was remarkable. Although it was also praiseworthy for physicochemical properties yet it was superceeded by Basmati-super on account of slight differences. On the basis of these results, Basmati-385 is recommended for promising yield and Basmati-super for the quality attributes.

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