Finger Millet KAK-WIMBI 4

National Variety Release Committee (NVRC) :  9th March, 2017 - State Dept. of Agriculture - MoAL&F)

VARIETY NAME

RELEASE NAME

OWNER(S) LICENSEE

MAINTAINER AND SOURCE

AREAS FOR OPTIMAL PRODUCTION

MATURITY DURATION

YIELD

(t/ha)

SPECIAL ATTRIBUTES

KACIMMI 72

KAK-WIMBI 4

KALRO

(Dr. Chrispus .O.A. Oduori)

KALRO(FCRI)

[Dr. Chrispus O. A. Oduori]

 

Low - High Altitude areas ranging  5 – 2,500 metres a.s.l.:             Western Kenya: (Busia, Bungoma, Kakamega, Vihiga);                      Nyanza: (Homa-bay, Migori, Kisumu, Siaya, Kisii, Nyamira)                              Eastern counties: (Kitui, Makueni, Machakos, Tharaka/Nithi, Embu, and Meru);                    Rift Valley: (Kajiado, Narok, Bomet, Baringo, Elgeyo Marakwet, West Pokot and Turkana); and .                   All Coastal counties: (Lamu, Kilifi, Tana River, Kwale, Taita Taveta).

Central Counties– Murang’a, Kirinyaga, Nyeri

87 - 130

1.4 – 5.5

Novelty:

•  Striga, and lodging resistant;

•  Blast tolerant

•  Drought tolerant;

•  High yield.

 

Features:-

•  Brown grain colour,

•  Robust plant type

•  Thick stem

•  Large open panicles