Vol. 8, Issue 4 (2019)
Evaluation of extra early lentil varieties in rice-fallow areas of West Bengal
Ananya Ghosh, Md. Hasim Reja, Arpita Nalia, Bishal Mukherjee, Rajib Nath and Ashutosh Sarker
A field experiment was conducted to assess seven lentil varieties in terms of phenology, yield attributing characters and yield in randomized block design at district seed farm, AB block, BCKV, West Bengal, during rabi seasons of 2014-15 and 2015-16. Result revealed that among the seven varieties evaluated, L4710 was the earliest maturing one, whereas, PL406 was late maturing type and took 110 days. Regarding the yield attributing characters, the no. of primary branches per plant was highest in both KLS 218(2.85) and IPL 534(2.85). Lack of similarity among lentil varieties was noticed based on seed index also. RKL-604-01 is bold seeded type (3.15g), followed by IPL 534 (2.85g). IPL 534 produced highest yield (1559 kg ha-1) with an advantage of 9.40% to 51.25% over other varieties. In terms of pooled data of two years, L4710 was also recorded a good yield (1425kg ha-1) with maximum number of pods per plant (80.9). With the changing climate scenario, variety L4710 and IPL 534 were found to be promising in terms of phenology, yield attributing character, and yield after long duration rice.
How to cite this article:
Ananya Ghosh, Md. Hasim Reja, Arpita Nalia, Bishal Mukherjee, Rajib Nath, Ashutosh Sarker. Evaluation of extra early lentil varieties in rice-fallow areas of West Bengal. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(4):312-314.