Ug99-resistant variety to be released in Sudan

John Bakum
Thursday, April 4, 2013

The sister of a widely grown variety in Ethiopia is ready for distribution to farmers in Sudan. The variety, known as Danphe will be released in Sudan as Zakia.

One of its sister selection (Danphe#1) is already widely grown in Ethiopia as Danda’a. Zakia was distributed and tested in 3rd Stem Rust Resistance (entry#6029) Screening Nursery for four seasons and has shown good level of adult plant resistance. It is categorized as R-MR category (resistant-moderately resistant) and it has APR to leaf rust and yellow rust and very good end-use quality.