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RICE VARIETIES GROWN IN KENYA

The current rice varieties in Kenya can be grown at altitude range of 0 to 1700 metres . They require a temperature range of 17oC to 34oC. The major ecosystems found in the country are Upland, rainfed- lowland and Irrigated. The varieties described below have been grouped according to the relevant ecosystem

RAINFED UPLAND VARIETIES

Variety                 

Yield potential

Description

NERICA 1

2.5-5 ton ha-1

1-2 ton/acre

12.5-25 bags/acre

Aromatic, Short awn, purple pigmentation on stem and grain, high protein content (25%), weed smothering ability, and tolerant to Blast, Rice yellow mottle  virus and Bacterial leaf blight, early maturing and good cooking quality. Can be grown in Upland ecologies in Western, Nyanza, Rift Valley, Central, Eastern, N. Eastern, Coast.

NERICA 4

3.2-6 ton ha-1

1.2-2.4 ton/acre

15-30 bags/acre

Long grain, high protein content, weed smothering, high tillering, medium threshability,  and tolerant to Blast, Rice yellow mottle  virus and Bacterial leaf blight,  medium  maturing and good cooking quality.  Can be grown in Upland ecologies in Western, Nyanza, Rift Valley, Central, Eastern, N. Eastern, Coast

NERICA 10

3.5-6 ton ha-1

1.4- 2.4 ton/acre

18-30 bags/acre

Long grains, awned, purple pigmented grains, high protein content,  tolerant to Blast, Rice yellow mottle  virus and Bacterial leaf blight, early maturing and good cooking quality. Can be grown in Upland ecologies in Western, Nyanza, Rift Valley, Central, Eastern, N. Eastern, Coast

NERICA 11

3-5 tonha-1

1.2-2  ton/acre

15-25 bags/acre

 

 

Drought tolerant, high ratoonability,  poor exertion, tolerant to pests & diseases, high protein content and tolerant to Blast, Rice yellow mottle  virus and Bacterial leaf blight, medium  maturing and good cooking quality. Can be grown in Upland ecologies in Western, Nyanza, Rift Valley, Central, Eastern, N. Eastern, Coast

Dourado Precoce

2.3-5.5 ton ha-1

0.9-2.2  ton/acre

12-28 bags/acre

Awnless,  tolerant to Blast, Rice yellow mottle  virus and Bacterial leaf blight,  late maturing and good cooking quality. Can be grown in Upland ecologies in Western, Nyanza, Central

Nam Roo

5-7 ton ha-1

2-2.8ton/acre

25-35 bags/acre

Red stem, tall hence lodging, tolerant to  Rice yellow mottle  virus , late  maturing. Can be grown in Upland ecologies in Coast, Nyanza, Central, Western

WAB 181-18

2.5-4 ton ha-1

1-1.6 ton/acre

13-20 bags/acre

Tolerant to blast,  early maturing and good cooking quality. Can be grown in Upland ecologies in Nyanza and Western.

 TGR -94

3-4 ton ha-1

1.2-1.6 ton/acre

15-20 bags/acre

Medium  maturing, long grains and tolerant to blast. Can be grown in Upland ecologies in Coast, Nyanza, Central, Western

Compiled and Edited by W. Kore, J. Kimani, T. Okiyo, G. Onyango and J. Okora

IRRIGATED RICE VARIETIES

Basmati 370

4.5-5.5 ton ha-1

1.8 – 2.2 tons/acre

23 -28 bags/acre

Aromatic, tolerant to rice yellow mottle virus, medium maturing and good cooking quality and  Can be grown in irrigated  ecologies in Central, Nyanza, Western, Coast

Basmati 217

4.5-5.5 ton ha-1

1.8 – 2.2 tons/acre

23 -28 bags/acre

Aromatic, , tolerant to rice yellow mottle virus, and good cooking quality and  Can be grown in irrigated  ecologies in irrigated  ecologies in Central, Nyanza, Western, Coast

BW196

8-10 ton ha-1

3.2 – 4 ton/acre

40 – 50 bags/acre

Resistant to blast, susceptible to rice yellow mottle virus, late maturing, medium cooking quality, and can be grown in irrigated  ecologies in Central, Nyanza, Western, Coast

IR2793-80-1

8.2 ton ha-1

3.3 ton/acre

41 bags/acre

Late maturing, good cooking quality, susceptible to blast and rice yellow mottle virus. Can be grown in irrigated  ecologies in Central, Nyanza, Western, Coast

ITA310

6-7 ton ha-1

2.4-2.8 tons/acre

30-35 bags/acre

Late maturing, good cooking quality, susceptible to blast and rice yellow mottle virus. Can be grown in irrigated  ecologies in Central, Nyanza, Western, Coast

Sindano

8 ton ha-1

3.2 ton/acre

40 bags/acre

Late maturing, poor cooking quality, susceptible to blast and rice yellow mottle virus. Can be grown in irrigated  ecologies in Central, Nyanza, Western

Compiled and Edited by W. Kore, J. Kimani, T. Okiyo, G. Onyango and J. Okora

 

RAINFED LOWLAND VARIETIES

Variety

Yield potential

Description

WABIS- 675

3-4 ton ha-1

1.2-1.6 ton/acre

15-20 bags/acre

Tolerant to blast and is medium maturing. Can be grown in lowland rainfed  ecologies in Coast, Nyanza, Central, Western.

Jasmine-85

7-8 ton ha-1

2.8-3.2 ton/acre

35-40 bags/acre

Medium maturing, moderately susceptible to blast and good cooking quality. Can be grown in  lowland rainfed  ecologies in Coast, Nyanza, Central, Western

TGR -78

4-5 ton ha-1

1.6-2 ton/acre

20-25 bags/acre

Long grains, medium maturing, tolerant to blast,  good cooking quality and can be grown in lowland rainfed  ecologies in Coast, Nyanza, Central, Western.

Ci Cong Ai

9-11 ton ha-1

3.6 – 4.4 ton/acre

45 – 55 bags/ acre

High tillering, medium maturing and can be grown in lowland rainfed  ecologies in Nyanza and Western

Compiled and Edited by W. Kore, J. Kimani, T. Okiyo, G. Onyango and J. Okora