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5 Varieties Of Rice That Are Highly Profitable In Nigeria

Written By Yoposts Admin on Tuesday, 1 August 2017 | Tuesday, August 01, 2017

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Predominately every in Nigeria grow upland Rice, however productivity in upland Rice cultivation is limited. There is emphasis on lowland/Irrigated swamp rice capable of yielding up to 6 tons of paddy/hectare under Nigerian condition. Presently the following varieties of rice are highly profitable for a farmer;


VARIETY
OLD NAME
ECOLOY
DAYS OF MATURITY
YEILD RANGE(mt/ha)
GRAIN
TYPE
REACTION TO BLAST
Faro 44
Sipi 692033
Irrigated & Rain-fed lowland
100-120
2-8
Long
Resistant
Faro 52
WITA 4
  Same
120-130
2-8
Long
Moderate Resistant
Faro 57
Tox 404
  Same
120-130
2-8
Long
Moderate Resistant
Faro 46
ITA 150
Upland
115-120
2-3.5
Medium
Resistant
Faro 55
Nerica 1
Upland
100-105
2.3
Medium
Resistant

Floating Rice does well in Kebbi state Nigeria, as well as FARO 57 which strifes in areas with high rainfall/relative flooding.
Hope this helps.
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