Progress and Perspective

Progress and Perspective on Chinese State Field Trials for Sesame New Varieties in the Past 40 Years  

Xiujuan Yan1 , Xin He2 , Yunxia Zhao1 , Jingxia Gao1 , Xuemei Wang1
1 Institute of Germplasm Resources, Ningxia Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences, Yinchuan Ningxia, 750002, China
2 General Station of Forest Pest Management and Quarantine of Ningxia, Yinchuan Ningxia, 750001, China
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Molecular Plant Breeding, 2021, Vol. 12, No. 2   doi: 10.5376/mpb.2021.12.0002
Received: 03 Jan., 2021    Accepted: 07 Jan., 2021    Published: 15 Jan., 2021
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Yan X.J., He X., Zhao Y.X., Gao J.X., and Wang X.M., 2021, Progress and perspective on Chinese state field trials for sesame new varieties in the past 40 years, Molecular Plant Breeding, 12(2): 1-10 (doi: 10.5376/mpb.2021.12.0002)


Chinese sesame state field trial began in 1983. Since then, 44 varieties have been recommended or approved by state sesame certification committee. Most of the listed varieties have been widely utilized in agricultural production. In this review, we summarize the main achievements in the past 40 years and point out existing problems in sesame regional field test after a brief retrospection in China. The advancement of sesame breeding was also summarized and highlighted by the performance of some representative new sesame varieties recommended by the national field trial. Then, the problems in sesame breeding and state field trial were discussed. Finally, we provided some suggestions for the sesame breeding and state field trial that may be of interest of the sesame community in future.

Sesame; State sesame regional field trial; Variety
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