Variety Name -::- Smarak (OSC- 560)

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Sponsored by :
Developing agency :
AICRP on Sesame,OUAT,Bhubaneswar
Developed by :
Dr. U.C.Kar,Dr.Sudarshan Sahoo,Dr. Tribikaram Samal
Parentage & details of pedigree :
Ajit-131 x TKG-22
Breeding method :
Hybridisation followed by pedigree selection.
Closely resembling variety :
Area of adaptation :
Oil content 48-52%,1000 seed weight.> 3.3 gm.
Morphological character :
1.Golden yellow seed coat colour. 2. Main stem determinate.Branches indeterminate. 3.Days to 50% flowering - 25-30 days Kharif,20-25 days Summer. 4.Flower petal colour white,petal hairiness sparse. 3.Plant changes to yellow on maturity. 4.Narrow long leaf with entire margin. 5.Petioles are small. 6.Capsules are non-hairy. 7.Opposite capsules,2 in each node,one borne in each leaf axil. 8.Capsule length more than 3.5cm
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Reaction to major diseases :
Moderately resistance to macrophomina stem and root rot, cercospora leaf spor,leaf curl.Resistant to phyllody,powdery mildew,alternaria leaf spot.Moderately susceptible to phytopthora blight.susceptible to bacterial leaf spot.
Reaction to major insect pest :
Resistant to antigastra,bud fly.Moderately resistant to aphids.
Agronomic features
Resistant (Short and woody stem) to lodging.Shattering is avoided due to synchronous maturity and plant exibits phenotypic changes much ahead of shattering,thus the shattering is overcome.The plant becomes yellow on physiological maturity and 25% of capsules open from top;if the harvest is delayed more than a week, after maturity,delayed shattering / late shattering type. Seed rate 6kg per ha.
Reaction to abiotic stress :
Drought tolerant.
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Information on acceptability :
It is suitable for all agro climatic region.It can replace old low yielding varieties like Vinayak,Kanak,Maghi Rasi and other long duration local varieties of the zone.
Specific recomendation :
Can be grown throughout the year except very cold weather condition when day temperature falls below 18 degree centigrade.
Any other Information :
Very suitable for Kharif rainfed and summer irrigated conditiion.