HomeInternational Rice Research Notesvol. 23 no. 2 (1998)

Jaymati, a high-yielding summer rice variety with good grain quality for Assam

T. Ahmed | K.c. Sarma | A. K. Pathak | H. Borah | K. Sharma | Syed Majid Hussain | S. Ali

Discipline: Agriculture



Flooding causes a heavy decrease in winter rice area, with a resulting decline in production and productivity in the state of Assam. There is therefore scope for bringing chronically flood affected and waterlogged winter rice areas under summer (boro) rice cultivation. With the increase in irrigation facilities, summer rice area is increasing fast. But a suitable summer variety for flood-affected areas must be of 160-170 d duration so that it can be harvested before the onset of flooding in mid-May.