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safflower-varieties(Nira)(Spiny)

Nira (NRS-209)

Year of release

1987

Released at central or state level

State

Developed by

AICRP Safflower centre, Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute, Phaltan, Maharashtra

Recommended region/area

Irrigated areas of Maharashtra

Nature of plant

Spiny

Branching habit

-

Plant height (cm)

75-90

Days to 50% flowering

84

Days to maturity

120

Capitulum size

-

Seed size

-

100 seed weight (g)

5.5

Hull content (%)

47.2

Seed oil content (%)

28

Special attributes

-

Potential yield (kg/ha)

1300-1500 (irrigated)

Average yield (kg/ha)

-

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