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'MDU 3' - a high yielding, gall-midge resistant rice for Tamil Nadu

Jebaraj, S.; Subramanian, M.; Soundarapandian, G.; Venugopal, M.S.; Logeeswaran, G.

Indian Farming 42(12): 9-10


Accession: 002280569

ACM8, derived from the cross IR8 x W123, was released during 1989 as MDU3. It is resistant to Orseolia oryzae, brown planthopper and leaffolder (Cnaphalocrocis medinalis), and moderately resistant to white-backed planthopper blast and brown spot (Cochliobolus miyabeanus). It is a semi-dwarf plant, maturing in 120-125 days (5-10 days earlier than the local IR20).

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