The United Republic of Tanzania

Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute

TARI Dakawa


1. Name of Variety:  TARI-RIC 1 (Supa BC)

        Ecology                         

•                         Irrigated and rainfed lowland

•                         Proposed elevation: 100-1200 m. a. s. l

 

Plant type

  •                             Semi erect

•                 Medium plant height (100 – 110 cm)

•                 Medium-late maturity (110 – 120 days)

•                 High tillering


Points of Merits

·         High grain yield potential and stability in its areas of adaptation (7.3-7.9 tones/ha)

·         Aromatic with good cooking quality (stays soft after cooling)

·         Good grain quality (translucent, long bold-slender grains)

·         Resistant to lodging


2. Name of Variety:   TARI-RIC 2 (ZX 117)

 Ecology      

•     Rain-fed lowland

•     Proposed elevation: 100-1100 m. a. s. l

 

Plant type

  •                    Semi erect

•                 Medium plant height (105 – 120 cm)

•                 Early maturing (100 – 110 days)

•                 High tillering

 

 Points of Merits

•           High grain yield potential and stability in its areas of adaptation (7.7-8.4 tones/ha)

•           Early maturing (73 – 76 days to 50% flowering i.e. approx. 103 – 106 days to maturity)

•           Tolerant to drought

•           Resistant to diseases such as Bacterial Leaf Blight (BLB) and Rice blast

•           Resistant to lodging