Multi-crops Germplasm Collection from Far Western Development Region of Nepal

Authors

  • Salik R Gupta Senior Scientist, National Agriculture Genetic Resources Centre, (NAGRC) Khumaltar, Lalitpur. GPO Box: 3055, Kathmandu
  • Hari B KC Senior Technical Officer, National Agriculture Genetic Resources Centre, (NAGRC) Khumaltar
  • Uma S Shah Senior Scientist, National Agriculture Genetic Resources Centre, (NAGRC) Khumaltar
  • Dayanand Mandal Technical Officer, National Agriculture Genetic Resources Centre, (NAGRC) Khumaltar
  • Mukund Bhattarai Technical Officer, National Agriculture Genetic Resources Centre, (NAGRC) Khumaltar

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/aej.v14i0.19786

Keywords:

Conservation, diversity, exploration, multi-crops germplasm, region

Abstract

To widen the genetic base for further improvement, it is necessary to collect, characterize, evaluate and conserve multi-crops genetic resources. Collection of germplasm from unexplored area was conducted during 2011. A total of 504 samples were collected from Far-Western Development Region of Nepal including a wild species of rice Oryza ruffipogon Griff from Ghoda ghodi tal of Kailali district. A random sampling method was followed for most agricultural crops, where populations were large, and variability was deliberately sought. Sampling was from household stores and from harvested lots, together with individual sampling from fields and markets where appropriate. Greater diversity was found in rice (116) followed by soybean (38), maize (35), beans (28), cowpea (26) and wheat (24). The major achievements of these collections were recognized as the acquisition of additional variability for different multi-crop genetic resources.

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Published

2013-12-01

How to Cite

Gupta, S. R., KC, H. B., Shah, U. S., Mandal, D., & Bhattarai, M. (2013). Multi-crops Germplasm Collection from Far Western Development Region of Nepal. Journal of Agriculture and Environment, 14, 55–64. https://doi.org/10.3126/aej.v14i0.19786

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Technical Paper