Scaling up of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) productivity through improved component technology in Kurnool District of Andhra Pradesh


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SCALING UP OF SUNFLOWER PRODUCTIVITY THROUGH IMPROVED COMPONENT TECHNOLOGY

Authors

  • K ASHOK KUMAR Regional Agricultural Research Station, Nandyal-518502, Andhra Pradesh
  • S NEELIMA Regional Agricultural Research Station, Nandyal-518502, Andhra Pradesh
  • P MADHUSUDHAN Regional Agricultural Research Station, Nandyal-518502, Andhra Pradesh
  • K VENKATARAMANAMMA Regional Agricultural Research Station, Nandyal-518502, Andhra Pradesh
  • P MUNIRATHNAM Regional Agricultural Research Station, Nandyal-518502, Andhra Pradesh
  • Y PADMALATHA Regional Agricultural Research Station, Nandyal-518502, Andhra Pradesh

https://doi.org/10.56739/jor.v32i1.141908

Keywords:

Boron, Frontline demonstration, NDSH-1, Plant spacing, Sunflower

Abstract

Frontline demonstrations (FLDs)were conducted in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh to know the yield gaps between improved technology (IT) and farmers practice (FP) in sunflower crop. In the FLDs, the hybrid NDSH1 performed better in terms of seed yield both under rainfed (604 kg/ha) and irrigated conditions (1968 kg/ha) as compared to cultivation of local private hybrids in FP (500 and 1845 kg/ha, respectively). Spraying of Boron (B) at ray floret opening stage also resulted in improved seed yields over its non application across the years of demonstration. In addition, in all the years of study, by adopting proper spacing and thinning practice, marked improvement in seed yield and additional net returns were observed in farmer's fields. The study recommends that as the sunflower yields are less in farmers field in the study area, they can be improved by adopting improved component technologies viz., hybrid (NDSH1), spraying of micro-nutrient Boron at ray floret opening stage and adopting proper spacing and thinning.

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2023-09-04

Published

2015-12-31

How to Cite

K ASHOK KUMAR, S NEELIMA, P MADHUSUDHAN, K VENKATARAMANAMMA, P MUNIRATHNAM, & Y PADMALATHA. (2015). Scaling up of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) productivity through improved component technology in Kurnool District of Andhra Pradesh: SCALING UP OF SUNFLOWER PRODUCTIVITY THROUGH IMPROVED COMPONENT TECHNOLOGY. Journal of Oilseeds Research, 32(2). https://doi.org/10.56739/jor.v32i1.141908