Varietal Improvement

  • David Catling

Abstract

The first efforts at increasing the production of deepwater rice were through varietal improvement, and the early history of deepwater rice research is inseparable from attempts by plant breeders to improve yields. All regions passed through the same phases of varietal collection and purification or, where local germplasm was limited, as in Vietnam and Burma, varietal introduction, which was followed by a hybridization programme. Only rarely were mutation breeding and other special techniques employed during this early phase.

Keywords

Methane Ethyl Recombination Milling Germinate 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© International Research Institute (IRRI) 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • David Catling

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations