HomeInternational Rice Research Notesvol. 23 no. 1 (1998)

Altamirano, Mandisovi, and Quebracho: new rice cultivars

J. J. Marassi | A. A. Vidal | R. Bezus

Discipline: Agriculture, Genetics



Altamirano P.A. is, because of its growth duration, tolerance for low temperatures, and good performance on saline and alkaline soils, recommended for sowing in temperate zones or under these soil limitations, according to the new aims of our rice program.This variety is 0.98 m tall, resists lodging, and has intermediate threshability. It reaches maturity in 133 d and its yield potential is 8,000 kg ha-1. The caryopsis is 7.47 mm long and 2.79 mm wide and the ratio of length to width is 2.67, matching that of the commercial type.