Finger Millet Maridadi

National Variety Release Committee (NVRC) :  04th February, 2015 - State Dept. of Agriculture - MoAL&F)

Crop/

Kit

Variety name

Release name

Owner(s) licensee

Maintainer and source

RecommendedAreas of Production

Maturity duration

Yield

(T/Ha)

Special attributes

 

Finger-millet

 

U-15

 

Maridadi

 

KALRO

(C.O.A. Oduori)

 

KALRO (FCRI)

[Dr. Chrispus O. A. Oduori]

 

 

Low - Medium Altitude areas ranging  0 – 1,500 metres a.s.l.:             Western Kenya: (Busia, Bungoma, Kakamega, Vihiga);                      Nyanza: (Homa-bay, Migori, Kisumu, Siaya)                              Eastern counties: (Kitui, Makueni, Machakos, Tharaka/Nithi, Embu, and Meru);                    Rift Valley: (Kajiado, Narok, Bomet, Baringo, Elgeyo Marakwet, West Pokot andTurkana); and .                   All Coastal counties: (Lamu, kilifi, Tana River, Kwale, Taita Tavet).                          

 

90 – 120 Days

 

1.1 – 4.9

 

Novelty:

•  Early maturity;

•  Blast, Striga, and lodging resistant;

•  Drought tolerant;

•  High yield.

Features:-

•  Brown grain colour,

•  Purple pigmentation