MAIZE VARIETY:     Barnali

Main Features of the Variety


Developed byBangladesh Agriculture Research Institute (BARI), Gazipur, Bangladesh
Method of development/originThe variety was developed in Bangladesh through mass selection from a CIMMYT composite”Neelum”.
Year of release 1986
Main characteristics It is a composite variety. Deep anthocyanin and 1st leaf sheath and medium pigmentation in leaf sheath at 2-leaf stage. Plant height is larger than local variety. Plant and ear height ranged from 200-210cm and 100-105cm, respectively. Ear is large size and pointed at the end, top portion of ear coating with hard coat, kernels are golden yellow and flint type. Grain yellow color and large size, 1000 grain weight 245-320.
Planting season and timeRabi: Mid November to mid December
Harvesting time Ripening time require in rabi season 140-145 days and 95-100 days in karif season.
YieldYield in rabi season 5.5-6 t/ha and 4-4.5 t/ha in karif season
Quality of the productCarotene is high in barnali variety.

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