HomeInternational Rice Research Notesvol. 27 no. 2 (2002)

Kanak—a New Mid-early Duration Rice Variety

K. B. Agrawal | C. Prakash

Discipline: Agriculture, Crop Science



Kanak (BK773-10), a high-yielding rice variety, was evolved by the pedigree method following hybridization of Chambal and Annapurna at ARS (Rajasthan Agricultural University), Kota. In coordinated trials conducted from 1988 to 1991 at 41 locations, Kanak yielded 7.2% higher than national check Ratna. In state trials conducted for 7 y, Kanak gave a mean yield of 5.4 t ha–1; compared with that of Ratna, the increase in yield was 15.2%. In five districts of  Rajasthan-Kota, Bundi, Baran, Sriganganagar, and Udaipur-Kanak showed a yield improvement of 21% in 375 mini kit demonstrations (Table 1).