WRGE 121: A high yielding mid-early duration pigeonpea variety for Southern Zone of India
A mid-early duration high yielding pigeonpea culture WRGE 121 as Telangana kandi-2 was developed at Regional Agricultural Research Station, Warangal, Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, Telangana. and was released by Central Variety Release Committee during 2020. It obtained by the cross between parents WRGE-14 X IC-825406, it has a duration of 155-165 days, suitable for kharif sowing. This variety recorded yield on an average of 1677 kg/ha which is 30.71, 28.50 and 10.60 per cent higher over PT0012 (national check), TS-3R (Zonal check) and PRG-176 (local check), respectively. It recorded maximum yield of 3082 kg/ha in Gulbarga, Karnataka. The variety has 100 seed weight of 9.0 - 10.0 g with a protein content of 23.05 per cent. It is moderately resistant to fusarium wilt disease and tolerant to pod fly. The variety WRGE-121 is suitable for Southern Zone of India which includes Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha.
Keywords: Pigeonpea, midearly, south zone, high yielding, wilt
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