Phule Vaitarana (IGPN 8004) - An High Yielding Variety of Niger for Maharashtra State
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- High Yield, IGPN, Niger Variety, Phule Vaitarana, Rainfed
- Bhavsar, V. V.
- Phule Vaitarana (IGPN 8004) Niger variety is Selection from Local line Chadrachi Met ‘Trimbak’ tahsil, Dist- Nashik (Maharashtra State). It has greenish purple stem colour with more oil content (35.94%) and oil yield (189.77 kg. ha-1). It has early maturity(104 days) with bold seed sizes (3.8 gm/1000 seed). The variety is resistant to Cercospora leaf spot, Alternaria leaf spot and Powdery mildew diseases under field condition. In various Multilocation and All India Coordinated trials, the genotype IGPN 8004 consistently recorded best performance. Under rainfed conditions the genotype gave 485 kg.ha.-1 seed yield which was 21.40 per cent higher than the check variety Phule Karala. Unsaturated fatty acid i.e. Linoleic acid is more in IGPN 8004 (57.2 %) than the Phule Karala (55.4). High protein content (26.0%) compare to check Phule Karala (21.43%). The variety is released and notified(2015) under the name “Phule Karala” for rainfed Kharif condition of Maharashtra State.
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