Pearl Millet - Varietal Development And Maintenance

Open pollinated varieties are developed either by crossing two or more genotypes followed by further selection in subsequent generations or by using the composite populations. In the latter case the outstanding progenies from a composite are selected and crossed to form the variety which is subjected to further selection for few generations until it is stabilized. Sometimes varieties are also derived by mass selection within a composite population. The varieties are also formed by crossing the inbred lines which are tested for their combining ability. Such varieties, called synthetic varieties, are further ad

Depots

Chipata Depot
Stand No. 931 David Kaunda Rd
P.O. Box 510695, Chipata
Tel: +260 216 21500
Eastern province

Kapiri Mposhi Depot
Stand No. 911 Great North Rd
P.O. Box 810194, Kapiri Mposhi
Tel: +260 215 271166/74
Central Province

Kitwe Depot
Kitwe Show Grounds
P.O. Box 22196, Kitwe
Tel: +260212 226777
Coperbelt Province

Mazabuka Depot
Lubombo Rd
P.O. Box 670174, Mazabuka
Tel: +260 213 30275
Southern Province