Composite Variety Production

Main steps in the production of composite variety are listed below.

Procedure or Steps to develop Composite Variety

  • Selection of parent material (diverse lines)
  • Intercrossing of selected parental genotypes
  • Evaluation of crosses made, superior heterotic combinations (progenies with desirable heterosis) are selected and advanced to further generations.
  • Parental seeds of superior crosses are mixed to constitute the variety
  • Variety release

Examples of Composite Variety

Maize – Amber, Sona, Vikram, Shakti, Jawahar, Vijay, Kisan, African tall, Panchganga
Bajara – MH-179, WCC-75, ICTP-8203, HB-3