The Breeding of Summer Millet Variety Jigu 14
Cheng Ruhong Liu Zhengli(Millet Institute, Hebei Academy of Agricultural and forestry Sciences, Shijiazhuang 050031)
New summer millet variety"Jigu 14"was selected from the radiomutants of Shaanxi local variety "Lusuigu" radiated with 60Co. The variety is of middle height with a strong root system, highly resistant to lodging, drought, and major diseases. From 1994 to 1996, totally it has been extend for 255 000 hm2 in five provinces. It was extended for 118 000 hm2 in 1996 in Hebei, which occupied 51% of the total summer millet area in Hebei. In 1994, it recorded a maximum grain yield of 8 649 kg/hm2 for summer millet in Hebei. Currently, it is the leading summer millet variety in Hebei.