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Rice
(Oryza sativa L.)

Season and Varieties

District/Season Month Varieties
1. Thanjavur/Nagapattinam/Tiruvarur
Kuruvai (Jun -Jul)

ADT 36, ADT 37, ASD 16, ASD 18, MDU 5, IR 50, ADT 43, ADT (R) 45, ADT (R) 47, ADT (R) 48, CO 47, CORH 3

Samba

(Aug)

I.White Ponni, CO 43, CR 1009, ADT 38, TRY 1*, TRY 3*, ADT (R) 44, CORH 4, CO (R) 48, CO (R) 49, CO (R) 50, ADT (R) 49,TNAU Rice ADT 50, Swarna sub1

Late Samba / Thaladi

(Sep -Oct)

ADT 38, ADT 39, TRY 1*, TRY 3*, ADT (R) 46, ADT (R) 49, CO (R) 48, CO (R) 49, CO (R) 50

Navarai

(Dec -Jan)

ADT 36, ADT 37, ASD 16, ASD 18, MDU 5, CO 47,CORH 3

2. Tiruchirapalli

Kuruvai

(Jun -Jul)

ADT 36, ASD 16, ADT 37, ASD 18, MDU 5, ADT 43, CO 47, ADT (R) 45, ADT (R) 47, CORH 3

Samba

(Aug)

I.White Ponni, CO 43, CR 1009, TRY 1*, TRY 3* ASD 19, ADT (R) 44,
CO (R) 48, CO (R) 49, CO (R) 50, ADT (R) 49, TNAU Rice ADT 50, CORH 4

Late Samba / Thaladi

(Sep -Oct)

I.White Ponni, ADT 39, TRY 1*, TRY 3*, ADT (R)46, CO (R) 48, CO (R) 49, CO (R) 50, ADT (R) 49

Navarai

(Dec -Jan)

ADT 36, ASD 16, ASD 18, MDU 5, ASD 20, CO 47,CORH 3

3. Kanchipuram/Tiruvallur

Sornavari

(April -May)

ADT 36, ADT 37, ASD 16, ASD 18, MDU 5, IR 50, ADT 43, CO 47,
ADT (R) 45, ADT (R) 47, ADT (R) 48, CORH 3

Samba

(Aug)

I.White Ponni, CO 43, TRY 1*, TRY 3*, ADT(R) 44, CORH 4, CO (R) 48, CO (R) 49, CO (R) 50, ADT (R) 49, TNAU Rice ADT 50

Late Samba

(Sep - Oct)

I.White Ponni, ADT 39, TRY 1*, TRY 3*, ADT (R)46,CO (R) 48, CO (R) 49, CO (R) 50, ADT (R) 49

Navarai

(Dec - Jan)

ADT 36, ASD 16, ASD 18, MDU 5, CO 47,CORH 3

Rainfed direct seeded

(July - Aug)

MDU 5, TKM 11,PMK (R) 3, TKM (R) 12, Anna (R) 4

Semi-dry

(July - Aug)

TKM 10, TKM 11, TKM (R) 12, MDU 5, PMK (R) 3, Anna (R) 4

4. Vellore/Tiruvannamalai

Sornavari

(April-May)

ADT 36, ADT 37, ASD 16, ASD 18, ADT 43, MDU 5, IR 50, CO47, ADT(R)45, ADT(R)47, ADT(R)48, CORH3

Samba

(Aug)

CR 1009, ADT 44, Bhavani, I.White Ponni, CO 43, Paiyur 1, TRY 1*,
TRY 3*, CORH 4, CO (R) 48, CO (R) 49, CO (R) 50, ADT (R) 49,
TNAU Rice ADT 50

Navarai

(Dec -Jan)

ADT 36, ADT 39, ASD 16, ASD 18, MDU 5, CO 47,CORH 3, ADT 43, ADT (R) 45

5. Cuddalore/ Villupuram

Sornavari

(April -May)

ADT 36, ASD 16, ASD 18, ADT 43, ADT (R) 45, ADT (R) 47, MDU 5,
IR 50, CO 47, CORH 3

Samba

(Aug)

I.White Ponni, CO 43, CR 1009, ADT 38, TRY 1*, ASD 19, ADT (R) 44, CORH 4, CO (R) 48, CO (R) 49, CO (R) 50, ADT (R) 49,
TNAU Rice ADT 50

Navarai

(Dec-Jan)

ADT 36, ADT 39, ASD 16, ASD 18, ADT 43, ADT (R) 45, MDU 5,
CO 47,CORH 3, ADT 43, ADT (R) 45

6. Coimbatore/Tirupur
Kar

(May - Jun)

ADT 36, ASD 16, ASD 18, MDU 5, IR 50, ADT 43, CO 47, ADT (R) 45, ADT (R) 47, CORH 3

Samba

(Aug)

CO 43, I.White Ponni, TRY 1*, TRY 3*, Bhavani, ADT(R) 44, CORH 4,
CO (R) 48, CO (R) 49, CO (R) 50, ADT 38, ADT (R) 49,TNAU Rice ADT 50
Late Samba/Thaladi

(Sep - Oct)

ADT 38, ADT 39,  ADT(R) 46, CORH 4, CO (R) 48,CO (R) 49, CO (R) 50, ADT (R) 49

Navarai

(Dec -Jan)

ADT 36, ASD 16, MDU 5, CO 47, ADT (R) 47,CORH 3, ADT 43, ADT 45

7. Erode

Kar

(May - Jun)

ASD 16, ADT 36, IR 50, MDU 5, ADT 43, CO 47, ADT (R) 45, ADT (R) 47, CORH 3

Samba (Aug)

Bhavani, CO 43, I.White Ponni, TRY 1*, ADT (R) 44, CO (R) 48, CO (R) 49, CO (R) 50, ADT 38, ADT (R) 49, TNAU Rice ADT 50

Late Samba

(Sep - Oct)

I.White Ponni, ADT 39, TRY 1*, ADT 38, ADT (R) 46,CORH 4, CO (R) 48, CO (R) 49, CO (R) 50, ADT (R) 49

Navarai (Dec – Jan) ADT 36, ASD 16, ADT 43, ADT 45, CO 47,MDU 5, CORH 3
8. Karur/Perambalur/Ariyalur

Kuruvai

(Jun -Jul)

ADT 36, ASD 16, ADT 37, ASD 18, IR 50, MDU 5, ADT 43, CO 47,
ADT (R) 45 (except Karur), DT(R)47,CORH 3

Samba

(Aug)

I.White Ponni, CO 43, ADT 40, CR 1009, TRY 1*, ADT 38, ADT(R) 44, CO(R) 48, CO(R) 49, CO (R) 50, ADT(R)49, TNAU Rice ADT50,
Swarna Sub1, ADT(R) 46

Late Samba / Thaladi

(Sep -Oct)

I.White Ponni, ADT 39, CO 43, TRY 1*, ASD 19,

 

 

ADT 38, ADT (R)46, CO (R) 48, CO (R) 49, CO (R) 50,

Navarai

(Dec -Jan)

ADT (R) 49 ADT 36, ASD 16, ASD 18, MDU 5, CO 47, ADT 43, ADT 45, CORH 3
9. Salem/Namakkal

Kar

(May - Jun)

ADT 36, ADT 37, ASD 16, ASD18, MDU 5, ADT 43,CO 47, ADT (R) 45, ADT (R) 47,CORH 3

Samba

(Aug)

I.White Ponni, Bhavani, CO 43, TRY 1*, TRY (R ) 3*, ADT (R) 44,
CO (R) 48, CO (R) 49, CO (R) 50, ADT (R) 49, TNAU Rice ADT 50

Navarai

(Dec - Jan)

ADT 36, ASD 18, ASD 19, ADT 42, MDU 5, ASD 20,CORH 3, ADT 43, ADT 45

10. Dharmapuri/ Krishnagiri
Kar

(May -Jun)

ADT 36, ADT 37, ASD 16, ASD18, MDU 5, ADT 43, CO 47, ADT (R) 45, ADT (R) 47,CORH 3 4

11. Kanyakumari
Kar

(May –Jun)

ADT 36, ASD 16, ASD 17, ASD 18, MDU 5, ADT 43, ADT(R) 45, CO 47, ADT (R) 47, CORH 3

Pishanam / Late Samba / Thaladi (Sep – Oct) I.White Ponni, CR 1009, CO 43, TRY 1*, TPS 2, TPS 3, ADT (R) 44,
ADT 39, ASD 18, ASD 19, MDU 5, ADT (R) 46, CORH 4, CO (R) 48,
CO (R) 49, CO(R) 50, ADT (R) 49

Semi -dry

(Jul – Aug)

ADT 36, ASD 17, TKM (R) 12, PMK (R) 3

Samba/Late Samba (Aug - Oct) TRY 3*, Bhavani, I.White Ponni, CO 43, ADT (R) 44, ADT(R) 46,
CO(R) 48, CO(R) 49, CO(R) 50, ADT(R) 49
Navarai (Dec- Jan)

ADT 37, ASD 16, ADT 36, ASD 18, ADT 42, MDU 5, ASD 20, CORH 3

12. The Nilgiris

Samba

(Jul -Aug)

CO 43, ADT (R) 46, ADT 39, CORH 4

13. Pudukottai

Kuruvai

(Jun -Jul) ADT 36, ASD 16, MDU 5, CO 47, ADT 43, ADT (R) 45, ADT (R) 47, CORH 3
Samba (Aug) I.White Ponni, CO 43, Ponmani, TRY 1, ADT (R) 44, CORH 4, CO (R) 48, CO (R) 49, CO (R) 50, ADT (R) 49, TNAU Rice ADT 50
Late Samba/Thaladi (Sep - Oct) ADT 38, ADT 39, TRY 1*, ASD 19, CO 43, ADT (R) 46, CO (R) 48,
CO (R) 49, CO (R) 50, ADT (R) 49

Rainfed direct seeded

(Jul -Aug)

ADT 36, TKM 10, TKM (R) 12, PMK (R) 3, Anna (R) 4

Semi-dry

(Jul -Aug)

ADT 36, TKM 10, TKM (R) 12, PMK (R) 3, Anna (R) 4

14. Madurai/Dindigul/Theni
Kar (May -Jun) ADT 36, ADT 37, ASD 16, ASD 18, ADT 42, MDU 5, ASD 20, ADT43, CO47, ADT(R)45, ADT(R)47, CORH 3
Samba (Aug) I.White Ponni, CO 43, ADT (R) 46,TRY 3*, ADT (R) 44, CORH 4,
CO (R) 48, CO (R) 49, CO (R) 50, ADT (R) 49, TNAU Rice ADT 50
Late Samba/Thaladi (Sep - Oct) I.White Ponni, ADT 39, ADT 38, ADT (R)46, CO (R) 48, CO (R) 49,
CO (R) 50, ADT (R) 49, CORH 4
Navarai (Dec -Jan)

ADT 36, ADT 37, ASD 16, ASD 18, MDU 5, CORH 3

Semi-dry (Jul -Aug) MDU 5, TKM (R) 12, PMK (R) 3, Anna (R) 4
15. Ramanathapuram
Samba (Aug) I.White Ponni, CO 43,  TRY 1*, ADT (R) 44, CORH 4, CO (R) 48,
CO (R) 49, CO (R) 50, ADT (R) 49, TNAU Rice ADT 50
Rainfed direct seeded & Semidry (Jul -Aug) MDU 5, TKM (R) 12, PMK (R) 3, Anna (R) 4, RMD (R) 1
16. Virudhunagar
Samba (Sep-Oct) CO 43, TRY 1, TRY 3*, ADT (R)46, ADT 39, CORH 4, CO (R) 48,
CO (R) 49, CO (R) 50, ADT (R) 49
Rainfed direct seeded (Jul -Aug)

ADT 36, MDU 5, TKM (R) 12, PMK (R) 3, Anna (R) 4

17. Sivaganga
Semi-dry (Jul –Aug) ADT 36, ADT 39, MDU 5, PMK (R) 3, Anna (R) 4
18. Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi
Early Kar (Apr - May) ADT 36, ADT 42, ADT 43, ADT 45, CO 47, ADT (R) 47, IR 50
Kar (May -Jun) ASD 16, ASD 18, IR 50, ADT 43, CO 47, ADT (R) 45, TRY (R) 2*,
ADT (R) 47, CORH 3
Late Samba/Thaladi (Sep - Oct)

I.White Ponni, ADT 39, TRY 1*, ADT (R)46, CORH 4, CO (R) 48,
CO (R) 49, CO (R) 50, ADT (R) 49

Pishanam/Late Pishanam (Sep-Oct.)

ASD 18, ASD 16, CO 43, TRY 1*, ADT (R) 46, CORH 4, CO (R) 48,
CO (R) 49, CO (R) 50,
ADT (R) 49

Semi Dry (July- Aug)

MDU 5, ADT 36, TKM (R) 12, PMK (R) 3, Anna (R) 4

* suitable for salt affected soils
Note of Caution of the varieties: IR 50 and ADT43 are recommended for Kar, Sornavari and Kuruvai seasons and should not be grown during cold weather period. Improved White Ponni is also susceptible to blast and care should be taken on plant protection measures. All samba/late samba season varieties are likely to get infected with false smut and hence prophylactic spraying has to be adopted.

 

Rice Seasons of Tamil Nadu

Month of sowing
Season Duration (Days) Districts
Dec - Jan Navarai < 120 Tiruvallur, Vellore, Tiruvannamalai, Cuddalore, Villupuram, Tiruchirapalli, Perambalur, Karur, Nagapattinam, Madurai, Theni, Salem, Namakkal, Dindigul, Dharmapuri, Coimbatore,Erode and Pudukkottai.
Apr - May Sornavari <120 Tiruvallur, Vellore, Tiruvannamalai, Cuddalore, Villupuram, Namakkal, Dharmapuri
Apr - May May - June Early Kar
Kar
<120 Tirunelveli, Kanyakumari, Thoothukudi, Erode, Coimbatore, Madurai, Theni, Dindigul, Salem, Namakkal, Dharmapuri.
June - July Kuruvai <120 Tiruchirapalli, Perambalur, Karur, Thanjavur, Nagapattinam, Tiruvarur, Pudukottai, Erode
July - Aug. Early Samba 130 to 135 Tiruvallur, Vellore, Tiruvannamalai, Salem, Namakkal, Cuddalore, Villupuram, Madurai, Theni, Ramanathapuram, Dharmapuri, Coimbatore, Erode, Pudukkottai, The Nilgiris
August Samba 130 - 135 and >150 All districts
Sep - Oct Late Samba
Thaladi/Pishanam
130 - 135 Tiruvallur, Madurai, Theni, Coimbatore, Erode
Sep -Oct Late Pishanam 130 - 135 Madurai, Theni, Dindigul, Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli , Thoothukudi
Oct - Nov Late Thaladi 115 -120 Thanjavur, Nagapattinam, Tiruvarur, Tiruchirapalli, Perambalur, Karur

Hybrid seed production Techniques (ADTRH 1 and CORH 2)

Staggered sowing
Sowing Time (Western zone)
Dec – Jan

Updated on 24.05.2013