Effect of sowing dates and varieties on productivity of mustard under northern Telangana zone
M Sowjanya, G Satyanarayana Reddy, P Revathi and K Chandrashaker
Indian mustard (Brassica juncea (L.) Czernj. and Cosson) is primarily cultivated in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. Besides this, it is also cultivated under some non-traditional areas of South India including Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. The different genotype growth response varies to different environment and ultimately decides the selection of genotypes for particular or different sowing dates for stabilized higher yields. The mustard genotypes differ in their yielding ability, this calls for a need to generate more information on the response of mustard genotypes to the dates of sowing for greater yields in a given agro-climatic conditions. Hence, the present investigation was taken up during rabi, 2020-2021 at College Farm, Agricultural College, Polasa, Jagtial, PJTSAU to find out the suitable sowing dates and varieties in split plot design for higher grain yield of mustard.Among the sowing dates, significantly higher yield attributes viz., number of siliqua plant-1, number of seeds siliqua-1 and test weight and seed yield, stover yield and harvest index were recorded in 15th October sown crop than other sowing dates. Among the varieties, PUSA Mehak gave the highest number of siliqua plant-1, number of seeds siliqua-1 and test weight and grain yield, stover yield and harvest index than other varieties.
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M Sowjanya, G Satyanarayana Reddy, P Revathi, K Chandrashaker. Effect of sowing dates and varieties on productivity of mustard under northern Telangana zone. Pharma Innovation 2021;10(9):183-187.