Screening of Coarse Varieties for Direct Seeded Rice
A farmer test was directed to decide the suitable variety under DIRECT SEEDED RICE (DSR) without compromising the yield and quality of rice. Three varieties kala Shah Kaku (KSK-133, KS-282, and KSK-434) were tested. The most suitable coarse variety under Direct Seeded Rice was kala shah kaku (KSK-133) at local condition performed well in yield and quality as well. Coarse variety KSK-133 was better in improving the tillers, panicle length, 1000 grains weight, number of grains per panicle, and yield. It also reduces the sterility percentage along with quality parameters. Overall, in conclusion, for improvement of rice yield and quality Kala Shah Kaku (KSK-133) variety may be recommended as best one in Direct Seeded Rice (DSR) under local conditions.
Waleed Asghar*, Abdul Latif, Imran Ali, Aziz Ahmad, Jawad Ali, Muhammad Tariq Mahmood, Muhammad Irfan Ahmad, Mumtaz Ahmad and Muhammad Bilal