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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Cultivar Attributes
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Cultivar Attributes at Time of Release
Relative to Predecessors

 

USDA-ARS Rice Breeders at the Beaumont Station

Dr. Hank Beachell
1931-1963
Dr. Charlie Bollich
1963-1991
Dr. Anna McClung
1991-Present
Color codes associate breeder with variety developed

Variety

Yr.
Rel.

Acronym

PI Number

Market Class

Attributes at Time
of Release

Texas Patna

1942

TXPT

CI 8321

Long

Early maturing

Bluebonnet

1944

BBNT

CI 8322

Long

Early maturing, reduced height

TP 49

1948

TP49

CI 8991

Long

Reduced height, improved straw strength

Improved Bluebonnet

1951

IMBB

CI 8992

Long

Improved grain type

Bluebonnet 50

1951

BB50

CI 8990

Long

Reduced height, improved straw strength

Century Patna 231

1951

CP231

CI 8993

Long

High yield, early maturity, first variety ratooned

Gulfrose

1960

GFRS

CI 9416

Medium

Resistant to hoja blanca virus

Belle Patna

1961

BLPT

CI 9433

Long

Very early maturity, improved ratoon crop

Bluebelle

1965

BBLE

CI 9544

Long

Improved yield, reduced height, improved straw strength

Dawn

1966

DAWN

CI 9534

Long

Improved blast resistance

Labelle

1972

LBLE

CI 9708

Long

Very early maturing, improved ratoon yield, improved blast resistance

Lebonnet

1974

LBNT

CI 9882

Long

Larger grain for export market

Brazos

1974

BRAZ

CI 9875

Medium

High yield, brewers' rice

Newrex

1979

NWRX

CI 9969

Long

Superior parboiling and processing quality

Bellemont

1981

BLMT

CI 9978

Long

First semidwarf

Lemont

1983

LMNT

PI475883

Long

Semidwarf, improved yield and milling quality

Skybonnet

1983

SKBT

PI476819

Long

Improved yield, reduced height, improved straw strength

Pecos

1983

PCOS

PI476818

Medium

Improved yield, reduced height, improved blast resistance

Gulfmont

1986

GFMT

PI502967

Long

Improved ratoon crop potential

Rexmont

1986

RXMT

PI502968

Long

Semidwarf with superior parboiling and processing quality

Rico 1

1987

RICO

PI502969

Medium

Improved yield

Maybelle

1989

MBLE

PI538248

Long

Very early maturing, improved sheath blight tolerance

Jasmine 85

1989

JSMN

PI595927

Long

High yield, soft-cooking aromatic, excellent disease resistance

Texmont

1990

TXMT

PI538249

Long

High yield, early maturing, first cultivar developed via anther culture

Rosemont

1991

RSMT

PI546365

Long

Very high total yield, early maturing

Dellmont

1992

DLMT

PI546364

Long

Firm cooking aromatic for export market

Jackson

1993

JKSN

PI572412

Long

Early maturing, intermediate height

RU8703196

1995

 

PI5574487

Long

Improved resistance to sheath blight

B82-761

1996

 

PI592507

Long

Improved resistance to blast and sheath blight

Jefferson

1996

JEFF

PI593892

Long

Very early maturity, improved straw strength, multi-gene blast resistance, high total yield

Dixiebelle

1996

DXBL

PI595900

Long

Improved yield and milling quality with superior processing quality

Madison

1998

MDSN

PI603010

Long

Semidwarf with broad spectrum blast resistance

Cadet

1998

CADT

PI605712

Long

Extremely early maturity, specialty processing quality

Jacinto

1998

JCTO

PI605713

Long

Early maturity, specialty processing quality

Saber

2001

SABR

PI633624

Long

Improved resistance to diseases and high, stable milling yield

Bolivar

2001

BLVR

PI628791

Long

Superior parboiling quality with improved disease resistance

Sierra

2002

SERA

PI633623

Long

Basmati-like aroma

Lavaca

2002

LVCA

 

Long

Increased cooked volume

Lotus

2002

LTUS

PI633725

Long

Aromatic

Neches

2002

NCHS

PI633726

Long

Long grain waxy rice adapted for production in Southern U.S.

Cala

2003

CALA

PI633972

Long

Specialty market rice with superior milling quality and resistance to blast disease

Hidalgo

2003

HDGO

PI633973

Long

Specialty market rice with improved yield potential

Carolina Gold Select

2004

CGRS

PI636345

Long

Specialty market rice with uniform gold husk color

Sabine

2004

SBNE

PI636466

Long

Parboiling and canning rice with improved yield

Presidio

2005

PRSD

PI636465

Long

Superior ratoon crop potential and milling quality


Last Modified: 3/9/2005