LOT 1:- Bush Beans (Phaseolus Vulgaris L.)]

Variety Name

Release Name

Owner(s) Licensee

Maintainer and Source

Areas for Optimal Production

Maturity Duration

Yield (T/Ha)

Special Attributes

KAD 02

Nyota

KALRO

KALRO Katumani

900-1800 MASL

65-70 days

1.4-2.2

Drought tolerant, Early maturing, Micronutrient rich bean, high grain iron content (>95ppm), high zinc grain content (>39ppm) with low phytic acid 1.25mg/g, Cook fast, Good pod clearance

KMR 11

Angaza

KALRO

KALRO Kandara

1200-1900 MASL

75-80 days

1.4-2.5

Micronutrient rich with high grain iron content (>97ppm), high zinc grain content (>57ppm), has low phytic acid at 1 mg/g and high sucrose content at 120mg/kg, Cooks fast and has high water absorption capacity when soaked

KMR 12

Metameta

KALRO

KALRO Katumani

1200-1900 MASL

80-85 days

1.4-2.3

High grain Zinc content (>32ppm), moderate grain iron content (>67ppm), Potassium 2,486ppm and low phytic acid at 1.5mg/g, cooks fast and high water absorption, tolerance to Angular leaf spot (ALS), Common bacterial blight (CBB) and resistance to bean common mosaic virus (BCMV) and other bean diseases

KMR 13

Faida

KALRO

KALRO Kandara

1300-1200 MASL

80-85 days

1.4-2.0

High grain Zinc content (>56ppm) and low phytic acid at 1.75mg/g, High potassium at 2,746ppm and high manganese at 27.51ppm, tolerance to Angular leaf spot (ALS), Common bacterial blight (CBB) and resistance to bean common mosaic virus (BCMV).

LOT 2:- Green Gram (Vgna radiate)

Variety Name

Release Name

Owner(s) Licensee

Maintainer and Source

Areas for Optimal Production

Maturity Duration

Yield (T/Ha)

Special Attributes

KAT 00301

Ndengu Tosha

KALRO

KALRO Katumani

500-1600 MASL

60-70 days

1.9-2.3

Non Stony Grain

KAT 00309

Ndengu Karembo

KALRO

KALRO Katumani

500-1600 MASL

65-75 days

1.8-2.1

Non Stony Grain

KAT 00308

Ndengu Biashara

KALRO

KALRO Katumani

500-1600 MASL

60-75 days

1.8-2.3

Non Stony Grain

LOT 11:- Buffel grass (Cenchrus ciliaris)

Variety Name

Release Name

Owner(s) Licensee

Maintainer and Source

Areas for Optimal Production

Maturity Duration

Yield (T/Ha)

Special Attributes

Baringo

Baringo

Rehabilitation of Arid environments (RAE)

Rehabilitation of Arid environments (RAE)

Agro-ecological zones IV, V, VI

Annual rainfall range of 300-800mm

Confirmed results of good productivity from Baringo, Turkana, Samburu, Isiolo, Marsabit, Wajir, Mandera, Garissa, Kitui, Makueni, Narok and Kajiado counties

2-3 months

5-22

Semi-arid grass species, drought tolerant

LOT 3:- Amaranth (Amaranthus spp.)

Variety Name

Release Name

Owner(s) Licensee

Maintainer and Source

Areas for Optimal Production

Maturity Duration

Yield (T/Ha)

Special Attributes

KAM 114

KAT Gold

KALRO Katumani

KALRO Katumani

20-2400 MASL

Thrives well at 22-35oC

Suitable for a wide range of agro ecological zones including high altitude areas, medium altitudes and low lands

80-100 days

1.8-2.5

·   Golden seeded, bushy and bears panicles on all branches

·   It is dual purpose and produces both grain and vegetables

·   Early maturing (80-100 days)

·   Relatively drought tolerant (gives reasonable yields even when rainfall is as low as 200mm)

·   Highly nutritious, contains high quality proteins (2%) and particularly rich in amino acid lysine. Contains calcium, iron, phosphorus and vitamins A, D and B complex.  Has high quality oils (10.4%)

·   Highly digestible

·   Immune booster particularly good for the malnourished and those with low immunity

·   Grain amaranth is blended with other cereals to improve their nutritive qualities

·   Sprouts easily (for amaranth sprouts)

·   Has good popping qualities (popped amaranth is an excellent breakfast cereal)

Katumani white

(KAM 001)

Terere Smart

KALRO

Katumani

KALRO Katumani

20-2400 MSAL

Thrives well at 22-35OC

Suitable for a wide range of agro ecological zones including high altitude areas, medium altitudes and low lands

75-90 days

1.3-1.5

·    The seed colour is whitish cream, making it attractive to processors

·    The main stem is erect and bears a big panicle at the apex

·    Dual purpose (grain and vegetables)

·    Early maturing (75-90 days)

·    Relatively drought tolerant (gives reasonable yields even when the rainfall is a s low as 200mm)

·    Highly nutritious, contains high quality proteins (18.5%) and especially rich in amino acid lysine. Contains calcium, iron, phosphorous and vitamins A, D and B complex.  Has high quality oils (9%)

·    Highly digestible

·    Immune booster, particularly good for the malnourished and those with low immunity

·    Grain amaranth is blended with other cereals to improve their nutritive qualities.

·    Has good popping qualities (popped amaranth is an excellent breakfast cereal).

 LOT 5:- Cowpea Releases Notes

Crop/Kit

Variety Name (Code)

Release Name

Owner(S) Licensee

Maintainer and Source

Areas for Optimal Production

Maturity Duration

Yield (T/Ha)

Special Attributes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cowpeas

1002/1005/3

Kunde - Faulu

KALRO

KALRO

Katumani

Low  - High altitudes ranging from  5 – 2000 meters above sea level

(Coastal , Eastern, Central and Western)

70 - 80 Days

1.5 -2.13

·         Large size grain;

·         Early maturing;

·         Alectra vogelii tolerant;

·         Dual purpose.

1005/1002/1

Kunde -Tamu

KALRO

KALRO

Katumani

Low  - High altitudes ranging from  5 – 2000 meters above sea level

70 -  80 Days

1.5 -2.0

·         Early maturing;

·         Alectra vogelii tolerant;

·         Tender and sweet  leaves when cooked;

·         Dual purpose.

1005/1003/3

Kat- Kunde

KALRO

KALRO

Katumani

Low  - High altitudes ranging from  5 – 2000 meters above sea level

80  - 90 Days

1.4 - 2.0

·         Alectra vogelii tolerant

·         High yielding

·         Dual purpose

1005/1002/1/1/1

Kunde - Soko

KALRO

KALRO

Katumani

 (Coastal , Eastern, Central and Western)

80 - 90

1.4 - 1.9

·         Large size grain

·         Alectra vogelii tolerant

·         High yielding

1005/1004/3

KUNDE- TUMAINI

 

KALRO

KALRO Katumani

 

Agro- ecological zones AEZ Lower mid- altitudes (LM) IV and V and dry transitions LM III and IV

80 - 90 Days

1.5 - 2.0

  • -White Grain coat color, with brown eye
  • -Tolerant to A. vogelii parasitic weed
  • -Dual purpose (grain + vegetable

LOT 4:- Variety release note for Sirghum KM 32-1

CROP

VARIETY NAME

RELEASE NAME

OWNERS LICENCEE

 

MAINTAINER AND SOURCE

AREAS FOR OPTIMAL PRODUCTION

MATURITY DURATION

YIELD (t/ha)

SPECIAL ATTRIBUTES

Sorghum

KALSb-OP4-32-01

 

( KM 32-1)

 

KAMANI

KALRO

KALRO Katumani

Altitude: 500-1800 Masl,

AEZ LM 4-5

Seasonal rainfall: 250- 400mm Temperature 15-350C.  Regions: Kitui, Makueni, Machakos, Meru, Tharaka, Embu, Busia Homabay and Siaya

Cold dry areas of rift valley

 

Days: 90-100

2.7-3.8 t/ha grain

-Large white seeds

-Open pollinated

-High Malting quality (brewing)

-Stay green drought tolerance

- Short uniform plants suitable for machine harvesting

-Tolerant to low temperature

- Good for de-hulling  to make sorghum dishes for human consumption

 

Rachael Kisilu , KALRO Katumani