Black Kolukattai: Developed at Tamil Nadu, a high yielding variety with dark seed head.
CAZRI-76: This variety was developed by CAZRI, Jodhpur using clonal selection method from exotic line EC 17655 from Australia. The variety is apomictic and can be propagated by seeds or rooted slips. It is recommended for growing in arid and semi-arid areas of the country. Average yield under total rainfed condition is approx. 5–6 t/ha and DMY 3–4 t/ha. It is a semi-erect variety attaining a height of usually 50–60 cm. The variety possess thin stem with high tillering and brown nodal pigmentation, long and narrow leaves with semi-erect attitude. Leaf colour is yellowish green giving plant a yellowish green appearence. Spike is laxed compact, with tapering shape, medium long (8–10 cm), become white at maturity. Grain colour is brown (CVRC- Notification no. 832(E) dated 18th November 1985).
Marwar Dhaman (CAZRI-175): An Institutional collection. Well adapted in arid (Thar Desert) and semi-arid regions of India. Excellent for grazing due to thin stem and leafy foliage.