HomeInternational Rice Research Notesvol. 29 no. 2 (2004)

Giri–a high-yielding, slender-grain, sheath blight-and bacterial blight-resistant variety for shallow-water conditions in West Bengal

S.k. Sinha | S. N. Sen | A. Biswas

Discipline: Agriculture, Plant Genetics



Rice cultivation in lowlands is complex because of the presence of several biotic and abiotic stress factors. Submergence tolerance and incidence of different pests and diseases, including constraints to the adoptaion of control measures in waterlogged fields, are special problems for this ecosystem. In addition, superior grain quality, especially long slender grains, is lacking, except for variety Sashi, which was recently released from this research station by Sinha et al (2001).