Table 4

The first six crosses in the breeding programme in Nepal
Cross number and parentage Year Tested in
1. Kalinga III/IR64† 1997 India, Nepal, Bangladesh
2. Radha 32/Kalinga III 1998 Nepal, Bangladesh
3. Pusa Basmati 1 population 1998 Nepal, Bangladesh, India
4. CH45/Medium Tall Bulk 1 1999 Nepal
5. Mansuli/Medium Tall Bulk 4 1999 Nepal
6. Mansuli/IR64 2000 Nepal

†Cross for breeding programme in India (commenced with F3 in Nepal). All other crosses made in Nepal.

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Witcombe et al. BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:22   doi:10.1186/1471-2229-13-22

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