HomeInternational Rice Research Notesvol. 22 no. 3 (1997)

FARO 44 and FARO 50: Two Irrigated Lowland Rice Varieties for Nigeria

E. D. Imolehin | M. N. Ukwungwu | J. K. Kehinde | A. T. Maji | J. A. Akinremi | B. N. Singh | O. Oladimeji

Discipline: Agriculture, Genetics



Irrigated lowland rice is grown on around 10% of the 1.77 million ha planted to rice in Nigeria. In August 1996, the National Crop Variety Release Committee in Nigeria released two semidwarf varieties, FARO 44 and FARO 50, for this ecosystem. They are suitable for all the zones except southeastern Nigeria, where African rice gall midge (ARGM) is a major problem. Their detailed characteristics are shown in the table.