Shuttle breeding of Quinoa an Amaranth for development of stable genotypes with wide adaptability


To develop high yielding (> 2.5 t/ha), early maturing (< 110 days) quinoa genotypes. In addition, the development of early maturing (< 120 days) amaranth genotypes with high level of salinity tolerance (> 10dS /m) are targeted.

Project Details

Date of Sowing: 14 October 2020 – 14 January 2021 (staggered sowing)

Experimental Detail: Quinoa/amaranth Parents and Progenies for crossing/ generation advance

Experiment sites: Greenhouse (#1) & Field (Block 7); Crossing to be continued.

Generation advance: To be performed in ICBA-UAE & ICBA-Uzbekistan sites.