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FARO 61 (NERICA L-34WAS 161-B-6-3- FKR-1)

Crop Name: Rice

National Code: NGOS-11-61

Variety Name: FARO 61

Original Name: NERICA L-34WAS 161-B-6-3- FKR-1

Outstanding Characteristics: Earliness, high yielding, tolerant to anaerobic germination (ability to germinate under water). (7t/ha)

Agroecological Zones: Forest Transition/Derived Savanna

Origin/Source: Africa Rice

Developing Institute: Africa Rice Centre and NCRI

Breeder(s)/Collaborators: Moussa Sie, Alhassan T. Maji, M.N. Ukwungwu, M.E. Abo, Ajayi O., F.E. Nwilene, R. Venuprasad, M.G. Akinwale, O. Oladimeji, O.E. Oyetunji, B.O. Popoola, C.A. Awe & S.A. Adedeji

Potential Yield (t/ha): 7

Year of Release: 2011

Year of Registration: 2011