This proposal summarizes a number of studies carried out in stress prone and high potential production areas of Nepal in order to understand the situation for the genotype that is being proposed for release. Barkhe 3004 is a variety that is preferred by the farmers and is characterized by a number of desirable traits such as high yielding, resistant to blast and bacterial leaf blight and other major diseases and insect pest, has excellent post harvest quality traits such as micro milling and organoleptic traits. Barkhe 3004 is 22% and 20% higher yielding than Ram Bilas and Masuli (most popular variety in rainfed lowland in Nepal) on an average. It has produced 4532 kg/ha of grain yield in ideal conditions.
Variety Proposal Format for Commercial Release ofAgriculture Crops. 35 pp.