Barnyard millet Characterization

Characterization of germplasm is prerequisite for utilization in crop improvement. Phenotypic characterization involves recording characters which are highly heritable, easily seen by eye and are expressed in all environments. ICRISAT germplasm accessions are characterized at Patancheru location, India (Latitude: 17.51o N, Longitude: 78.27o E, Altitude: 545m). The descriptors developed for characterization and preliminary evaluation are followed in each crop are used for characterization. Crop-specific characterization traits are described in descriptors.

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Accession identifierCountry of originPlant height (cm)-rainyGrowth habitPlant pigmentationBasal tillers numberOverall plant aspectDays to flowering-rainyPeduncle length (mm)Panicle exertion (mm)Inflorescence length (mm)Inflorescence compactnessLower raceme shapeRaceme numberLowest raceme length (mm)
IEc 51India120ErectGreen4Good6011545135CompactCurved3220
IEc 52India115ErectGreen4Good6010030155CompactCurved2230
IEc 53India100ErectGreen6Good65700125CompactCurved2720
IEc 54India120ErectGreen3Good6012035115CompactCurved3925
IEc 55India125ErectGreen6Good64900200CompactCurved3640
IEc 56India120ErectGreen4Good6011020225CompactCurved3140
IEc 57India115ErectGreen5Good6013050135IntermediateStraight2320
IEc 58India110ErectGreen4Good58855190IntermediateStraight3330
IEc 59India110ErectGreen4Good58950150CompactCurved4015
IEc 60India125ErectGreen3Average541000185IntermediateCurved3940
IEc 61India110ErectGreen4Average49850195IntermediateSlender4030
IEc 62India115ErectGreen3Average54550230IntermediateSlender4040
IEc 63India110ErectGreen4Good53450155CompactCurved4025
IEc 64India100ErectGreen4Very good4312550125CompactCurved2520
IEc 65India110ErectGreen4Average4715040220IntermediateSlender3535
IEc 66India90Erect geniculateGreen5Average4015075160IntermediateSlender2235
IEc 67India65Erect geniculateGreen3Average4312015145IntermediateStraight2245
IEc 68India105ErectGreen3Average4317090200IntermediateSlender3055
IEc 69India90Erect geniculateGreen3Average4318095210IntermediateSlender2550
IEc 70India115Erect geniculateGreen4Average4516060230IntermediateSlender3355
IEc 71India65Erect geniculateGreen5Poor43700140IntermediateStraight2045
IEc 72India110Erect geniculateGreen5Average4717075175IntermediateSlender2435
IEc 73India65Erect geniculateGreen8Poor4310030130IntermediateStraight2745
IEc 74India100Erect geniculateGreen4Average47200110220IntermediateSlender2750
IEc 75India105ErectGreen10Average471050195IntermediateSlender2235
IEc 76India110ErectGreen4Average491050200IntermediateSlender3035
IEc 77India85ErectPigmented4Average408515120IntermediateSlender2715
IEc 78India85ErectGreen6Average4312030195IntermediateSlender2535
IEc 79India105ErectGreen5Average4755095IntermediateCurved3040
IEc 80India70ErectGreen5Average4011535100IntermediateCurved2120