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SUCCESS STORIES


VII. SUCCESS STORY ON PADDY - RM CULTURE

The RM 96019 rice culture has test verified under four experiments 1. Special OFT 2. Participatory Plant Breeding approach 3. Participatory Varietal Selection and 4. Seed cum fertilizer drill sowing under rainfed eco-system at 113 locations. At all the location RM 96019 culture performed exceedingly well and out yield all the culture (AD 00119, AD 99911, CB 17664, CB 17837 and NILs 17) varieties (MDU 5, Ashoka 200 F, Ashoka 228, Thandi and PMK 3). The average grain yield of 5155 kg-1 was recorded in RM 96019 while in PMK 3 the mean grain yield is only 4085 which is 26.19% higher yield than PMK 3.