by Erlinda B. Famoso (completed September 2007)
study was conducted from October 23, 2006 to January 15, 2007 at the CPU farm in Tuburan Sulbod, Zarraga, Iloilo to evaluate the 40 MASIPAG rice cultivars as to their adaptability, milling recovery and eating quality. The treatments consisted of forty MASIPAG rice selections and were laid out in randomized complete block design replicated three times. Results of the study revealed that cultivars M11-1-1and M78-2-1had the earliest maturity at 113 DAE while M119-4 was the latest (134 DAE) to mature. M122-2 was the tallest at 151 cm while, SW-01VR, M11-11-1 and M227-2 were the shortest. 10 AG and Prakmalis produced the most number of productive tillers (19), whereas, 5AG had the least (4) . The least non-productive tillers (3) were obtained from M278-2, M120-1, M211-2, M241-3, Sampaguita, M192-4, M219-3 while M115-2 R produced the most (10). Red Borong gave the highest plot yield of 1032 g/1m2 which is equivalent to 10910 kg/ha. This is 8954 to 9295 kg/ha higher than the yields of M5BD-1, 5 AG, M122-2, which were the lowest yield. Simpocot and M137-2 had the highest milling recovery, whereas, M130, M208-4 and Elon Elon Red had the lowest. Most of the cultivars were classified as Grad … terms of their chalky grains and only M241-3 (with 10.2 % chalky grains) was classified as Grade 3. M11-11-1 had the most immature grains (13.7%) and prakmalis produced the longest grINA. The majority cultivars produced short grains (5.2 to 6.8 mm) and grains with intermediate width. Among the 40 cultivars, only BR-210, 10AG, Sampaguita and M130 retained their aroma after cooking. M37—W, M278-2, and M130 were tender when cooked and Elon Elon Red, M219-3, and M278-2 were rated as tasty.