Yield potential of upland rice varieties under reproductive-stage drought and optimal water regimes in Nigeria

C. O. Anyaoha, M. Fofana, V. E. Gracen, P. B. Tongoona, E. T. Blay, M. Semon, B. Popoola
  • Plant Genetic Resources, March 2018, Cambridge University Press
  • DOI: 10.1017/s1479262118000060

Yield of upland rice varieties under drought stress and non-stress

What is it about?

High grain yield potential under drought stress and non stress conditions is an important trait in upland rice genetic improvement programme. This paper reports the yield potential of selected upland rice varieties (with main focus on Ofada rice landraces in Nigeria) under drought and fully irrigated conditions.

Why is it important?

Our findings show that most of these Ofada rice cultivars in south west Nigeria are susceptible to reproductive stage drought stress and also characterised by tall plant architecture leading to lodging.


Christian Anyaoha (Author)
National Horticultural Research Institute, PMB 5432, Idi-Ishin, Jericho, Ibadan, Oyo state, Nigeria

This paper gave me more insight to the high yield potential of some popular upland rice landraces in south western Nigeria under fully irrigated conditions.

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