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PERFORMANCE OF CASTOR CULTIVARS AT DIFFERENT DATES OF SOWING IN RICE FALLOWS

Article Id: ARCC2278 | Page : 92 - 96
Citation :- PERFORMANCE OF CASTOR CULTIVARS AT DIFFERENT DATES OF SOWING IN RICE FALLOWS.Indian Journal of Agricultural Research.2008.(42):92 - 96
P. Sesha Saila Sree, B. Bhaskar Reddy and D. Swapna Sree*
Address : Department of Agronomy, College of Agriculture, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad – 500 030, India

Abstract

Field experiments were conducted during early summer seasons of 1995-96 and 1996-97 to
study the performance of four castor cultivars (two varieties viz., DCS-9 and Aruna; and two hybrids
viz., GCH-4 and DCH-30) at three different dates of sowing (Dec 20, Jan 5 and Jan 20). The results
revealed that dry matter production, leaf area index, number of capsules per plant, length of primary
spike, 100-seed weight, shelling percentage, seed and oil yields were significantly higher in the
crop sown on Jan 5 and with hybrids. Highest gross and net returns were obtained with Jan 5 sown
crop (Rs. 18219 and Rs. 4406/ha, respectively) and with hybrid DCH 30 (Rs. 20683 and Rs. 7241/
ha, respectively).

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