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Directorate of Oilseeds Research (ICAR)



Safflower is adopted to a wide range of climatic conditions. In India safflower is mostly cultivated between 14 and 22o N and 73.5 and 79o E during the rabi season (September/ October to March/ April). It is more or less day neutral but thermosensitive. It does not favour extremes of either heat or cold. The crop is tolerant to low temperature at seedling and vegetative stages but sensitive to elongation, flowering and post-flowering stages.

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