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Pusa Swarnim (IGC-01)

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20 July 2023, New Delhi: A Brassica carinata (Karan rai/Ethiopian mustard) variety, suitable for cultivation in Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, and parts of UP. It has a very high degree of drought tolerance and observes an immune reaction against white rust disease. The severity of Alternaria blight disease is reported to be low in this variety.

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The average seed yield under Irrigated conditions is about 16-17 q/ha. Whereas, under rainfed conditions, it is about 14-15 q/ha. Its seeds are yellow with 40-43% oil content. It matures in about 165 days.

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