ARS Nellore - Varieties
PLANT BREEDING (CROP IMPROVEMENT):
The following 25 rice varieties were developed and released from this research station.
S. No Variety (Paddy) Year of release Special Characters
1 BCP 1 1948 Traditional long duration Molagolukulu rice
2 BCP 2 1948 -do-
3 BCP 3 1950 -do-
4 BCP 4 1950 -do-
5 BCP 5 1951 -do-
6 BCP 6 1965 -do-
7 Bulk H9 1965 -do-
8 Kotha Molagolukulu-72 1977 First cross derivative with blast resistance
9 Kotha Molagolukulu-74 1977 Long duration molagolukulu rice cultures
10 Pinakini (NLR9672-96) 1987 -do-
11 Tikkana (NLR27999) 1988 -do-
12 Simhapuri (NLR28600) 1991 -do-
13 Sreeranga (NLR28523) 1991 -do-
14 Swarnamukhi (NLR145) 1991 Medium duration rice with blast resistance
15 Bharani (NLR30491) 1996 Short duration rice with RTV resistance
16 Sravani (NLR33359) 1996 Short duration rice with Blast resistance
17 Swathi (NLR33057) 1996 Medium duration rice with Blast resistance
18 Penna (NLR33365) 1996 Long duration rice with Blast resistance
19 Somasila (NLR33358) 1999 Short duration rice with Blast resistance
20 Vedagiri (NLR33641) 1999 Long duration rice with Blast resistance
21 Apoorva (NLR33654) 2002 Medium duration rice with Blast resistance
22 Parthiva (NLR33892) 2006 Long duration rice with Blast resistance
23 Nellore Mahsuri (NLR34449) 2009 Fine grain Short duration (125 days) rice with Blast resistance
24 Nellore Sona (NLR3041) 2012 Fine grain medium duration (145 days) rice with blast tolerance
25 Swetha (NLR40024) 2012 Short duration rice variety suitable for early kharif with blast and lodging tolerance.

 

Popular Pre-release cultures
NLR 33671: Short duration rice culture matures in 120-125 days. Suitable for both Rabi and E. Kharif. Tolerance to both Blast and BPH.
NLR 34242: Short duration rice culture matures in 115 days. Suitable for E. Kharif season
NLR 20084: Long duration rice culture matures in 150-155 days. Suitable for kharif season. Resistant to blast.
NLR 40058: Short duration rice culture matures in 125 days. Suitable for E. Kharif season.
Rice cultures under minikit testing:
NLR3083: Medium duration rice culture matures in 130-135 days. Tolerant to both blast and BPH. Suitable for Rabi season. 2nd year of testing.
NLR40065: Short duration (120-125 days) rice culture with long slender grain with blast tolerance suitable for Early kharif and Rabi seasons, First year
NLR 20104 : Long duration (155 days) rice culture with fine grain and blast tolerance.