Journal of FARM SCIENCES, Vol 13, No 2 (2000)

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A Dual Purpose Promising Kharif Sorghum Hybrid for Zone 8 of Karnataka

M.Y. Kamatar, N.Y. Nayakar, R.L. Ravikumar, B.B. Channappagoudar, I.G. Hiremath, M.G. Palakshappa


A dual purpose Dharwad Sorghum Hybrid 3 (DSH 3) was tested from 1990 to 1995 for its stablised performance. It yields 25 % higher grain and 75% fodder than CSH 5. It is a tall, quick growing, stay green, tan type dual purpose hybrid. It has more leaf area index and does not lodge in strong winds. It is photosynthetically much efficient than CSH 5 as indicated by high photosynthetic rate and dry matter accumulation. Its tolerane capacity to pests and diseases is better than CSH 5. It matures at 130 days. Thus it can replace CSH 5 in transitional tract (Zone 8) of Karnataka.

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