1. Development, Registration and Release of two (2) Acha Varieties - NCRIACH 1 and NCRIACH 2

NCRIACH 1

  • Potential yield of
  • Days to maturity of 130-140 days
  • High yielding, with yield advantage of 41.87% over and above the Popular check
  • High tillering/culm branching, good grain quality, and good market value
  • Resistant to Leaf Miner Pest
  • Tolerant to Leaf spot and leaf rust diseases
  • Adaptation to Northern, Southern and Derived Savannah Ecologies

 

Acha1 Acha1 1
                                                                                                 Acha1 1a

 

 

NCRIACH 2

  • Potential yield of
  • Days to maturity of 128-135 days
  • High yielding, yield advantage of 47.45% over and above the Popular farmers’ variety
  • Good tillering ability and resistance to lodging
  • Resistant to lodging
  • Good grain quality
  • Good marketing value
  • Tolerant to Leaf miner pests
  • Tolerant to Leaf spot, Strip and moderately resistant to leaf rust disease
  • Adaptation to Northern, Southern and Derived Savannah Ecologies

 

 Acha2 Acha2 2 
  Acha2 3

 

2. Development of indirect seeding method for both D. exilis and D. iburua for Improvement in field management and increase in yield

 Acha3

 

3. Development and Selection of Pure lines Populations for both D. exilis and D. iburua

Acha4 

 

4. Development of Early Maturing D. iburua  and D. exilis Mutant populations

Acha5

 

5. Development of beneficial acha intercrop combination with other cereals (Maize, Rice)

 

Acha6

 

 

6. Development and Optimizing of drilling method as acha sowing method

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7. Development of Seed dressing method with fungicide to control incidence of leaf spot disease

8. Survey and documentation of Acha Biotic and Abiotic stresses in cultivated ecologies of Northern Nigeria

9. Germplasm exploration, collection and documentation of cultivated D. iburua and D. exilis in acha cultivating ecologies of Nigeria

10. Development of Acha fertilizer Requirement