Varietal improvement for seed and maturity traits by broadening the genetic base
77 F3 progenies were studied in 2016 season and superior single plant selections with good seed traits were selected for further study in 2017 season. In super early group (which mature in less than 100 days) stabilized Ines ICPL 20338, 20325, 11255, were identified as high yielding types with good seed size. Multilocation evaluation and on farm demonstrations with 13 elite super early lines were conducted in 13 locations in different parts of India and Myanmar. To enhance further the seed size of super early lines for more than 10 Gms per 100 seeds, fresh crossing programme was initiated with bold seeded types and F1s were generated during 2016.