Authors : P. M. Chaudhari*, N. V. Kashid, D. B. Lad and V. S. Supe
Page Nos : 131-137
A field study was conducted at ZARS, Ganeshkhind, Pune, Maharashtra during kharif 2017 to 2019 to identify the yield potentials of rajmah varieties at different sowing windows. Rajmah varieties viz. Phule Rajmah, HPR-35 and Varun were evaluated for yields and economics under different sowing windows viz, MW-24 (11-17 June), MW-26 (25-1 July), MW-28 (9-15 July) and MW-30 (23-29 July). Treatments were evaluated in Factorial Randomized Block Design with three replications. The soil was medium black with pH 7.65, Organic Carbon 0.45 %, Available Nitrogen 220 kg/ha, P2O5 17.5 kg/ha and K2O365 kg/ha. The crop was fertilized with 60:80:0 kg/ha N, P2O5 and K2O.Significantly higher seed yield (16.50, 15.79, 15.70 and 15.87 q/ha, respectively) was recorded at harvest in sowing window S1: MW-24 (11-17 June), while it was found at par with S2: MW26 (25-1 July) during all the year of experiment and in pooled analysis. The genotype Phule Rajmah recorded significantly higher seed yield (14.64, 14.69 and 14.88 q/ha, respectively) during year 2018 and 2019 of experimentation and in pooled analysis while found at par with Varun in 2018 and 2019. The gross return (Rs.103155), Net returns (Rs. 57317) benefit cost ratio (2.25) was found highest in sowing window S1: MW-24 (11-17 June) which was followed by S2: MW26 (25-1 July) with gross returns (Rs.93275) Net returns (Rs. 47635) and benefit cost ratio (2.04). With respect to genotypes gross return (Rs.96720), Net returns (Rs. 51011) and benefit cost ratio (2.12) was found highest in Phule Rajmah which was followed by Varun (1.93B: C ratio).