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  Rapeseed and Mustard
 
Rapeseed and mustard are cruciferous oilseed crops and the group is next to groundnut in area and production.
 

 
Rapeseed and mustard are cruciferous oilseed crops and the group is next to groundnut in area and production.


Toria, taramira
and brown sarson (toria group), gobi sarson and raya are self pollinated and are grouped as mustard.


The oil content of different types varies from 37-49 per cent.

 

Climatic requirements

Rapeseed and mustard respond to winter rains and better thermal regimes. The crops require cool climate and 25-40 cm seasonal rainfall. Taramira is well suited to low rainfall areas, whereas raya and toria are preferred in medium and high rainfall areas.

 

Improved varieties:

Varuna - yields 2,000 kg/ha, oil content 39.8%

Shekhar - yields 1,800 kg/ha, oil content 40%

Kranti (PR 15) - yields 1,500 - 1,800 kg/ha, oil content 40%

Lahav 101 - yields 1,500 kg/ha, oil content 41%

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