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Productivity and Quality of Different Varieties of Olitorius Jute Seed Produced in Western Odisha

Journal: International Journal of Advances in Agricultural Science and Technology (IJAAST) (Vol.4, No. 2)

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Page : 26-31

Keywords : Jute; Corchorus olitorius; seed yield; seed quality; western Odisha;

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Field experiment was conducted for two consecutive years (2010-2011) at Sambalpur in western Odisha to study the feasibility of producing olitorius jute seed and assessing the quality of the seed produced. The jute seed yield for 6 olitorius varieties varied between 933 kg/ha (cv. JRO 8432) and 725 kg/ha (cv. S 19) which were comparable in general for olitorius jute seed productivity, might be due to favourable climatic condition (initial good distribution of monsoon rain and later dry spell at seed maturity stage) and proper crop management practices. The germination percentage of all the tested varieties was always better (99 to 85%) than the prescribed minimum level of 80%. Speed of germination was the highest in JBO 2003H (91.83) & JRO 524 (90.57) and the lowest in JRO 8432 (49.87). The maximum vigour index was for S 19 (1950) closely followed by JRO 204 (1853). The net return per rupee investment was the maximum in JRO 8432 (1.18) due to higher seed yield, followed by JRO 524 (1.05) and JRO 204 (0.80).

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