Reliable multiplication of seed for NERICA varieties of rice, Oryza sativa L.

A comparison of breeder seed from different seed sources produced guidelines for multiplication of NERICA (New Rice for Africa) varieties. Lower percentage detection of offtypes was noted with seed from a breeder than with seed from the Genetic Resources Unit (GRU) of the Africa Rice Center. The GRU grows breeder seed in the field as bulk populations of… CONTINUE READING