KUFRI THAR-1: A NEW WATER-USE EFFICIENT POTATO VARIETY FOR LOW WATER AVAILABILITY AREAS IN MIDDLE GANGETIC PLAINS, EAST COAST PLAINS AND HILLS REGION IN INDIA

Authors

  • Devendra Kumar ICAR-Central Potato Research Institute Regional Station Modipuram, Meerut -250110 U.P.
  • JS Minhas ICAR-Central Potato Research Station, Jalandhar
  • VK Gupta ICAR-Central Potato Research Institute Regional Station, Modipuram-250110
  • Sanjay Rawal ICAR-Central Potato Research Institute Regional Station, Modipuram-250110
  • Name Singh ICAR-Central Potato Research Institute Regional Station, Modipuram-250110
  • Brajesh Singh ICAR-Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla
  • Kamlesh Malik ICAR-Central Potato Research Institute Regional Station, Modipuram-250110
  • BP Singh ICAR-Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla

Keywords:

Potato, water use efficiency, drought, proline

Abstract

Kufri Thar-1 is a medium maturing, main season, high yielding water-use efficient, table potato variety suitable
for cultivation in low water availability areas. It is a clonal selection from the cross between Kufri Bahar, having high water
use efficiency and CP 1785, identified with a high transpiration rate and better water mining capacity. Its plants are tall
and vigorous with field resistance to late blight. Its tubers are white, ovoid with shallow to medium eyes, creamy flesh
and having good keeping quality. It is fertilizer responsive and capable of yielding 30-35 t/ha under low water (≤ 20%)
availability in middle Gangetic plains. Besides, it is also suitable as an early maturing variety (60-75 days) with 16 t/ha
under water deficit conditions in the East-coast plains and hills region in India

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Author Biography

Devendra Kumar, ICAR-Central Potato Research Institute Regional Station Modipuram, Meerut -250110 U.P.

Principal Scientist, Plant Physiology

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Published

2021-09-21

How to Cite

Kumar, D., Minhas, J., Gupta, V., Rawal, S., Singh, N., Singh, B., Malik, K., & Singh, B. (2021). KUFRI THAR-1: A NEW WATER-USE EFFICIENT POTATO VARIETY FOR LOW WATER AVAILABILITY AREAS IN MIDDLE GANGETIC PLAINS, EAST COAST PLAINS AND HILLS REGION IN INDIA. Potato Journal, 47(2). Retrieved from https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/PotatoJ/article/view/113670