These top three varieties of mustard will give excellent production.

Published on: 03-Nov-2023

Farmers, as everyone knows the three improved varieties of mustard, NRCDR-2, NRCHB-506 hybrid, and NRCDR-601, will provide the farmer with a production of about 26 quintals per hectare, which becomes ripened in approximately 137-156 days. All these varieties have been prepared by ICAR-DRMR. Mustard has the main place among Rabi oilseed crops. If seen, the mustard crop is considered more beneficial in the situation of limited irrigation. If farmers select excellent varieties of mustard and cultivate it properly, they can get excellent yields from mustard crops in a short time. In this series, today we have brought information about the top three species of mustard for farmers, which can be easily cultivated in various states of India including Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, and Delhi. All these mustard species become ripe in 137-156 days. Apart from this, by cultivating these improved species, farmers can get a yield of about 26 quintals per hectare. We are talking about three main varieties of mustard, which are NRCDR-2, NRCHB-506 hybrid, and NRCDR-601 respectively. These species have been prepared by ICAR-DRMR.

Three improved varieties of mustard come in the top three.

Information about the NRCDR-2 variety of mustard.

This improved variety of mustard can be easily cultivated by the farmers of Delhi, Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana, and Jammu and Kashmir. The height of its plant ranges from 165-212 cm. Also, this variety of mustard becomes fully ripe in 131-156 days. With the NRCDR-2 variety, farmers can achieve production of about 26 quintals per hectare. Apart from this, the oil content in the NRCDR-2 variety of mustard ranges from 36.5- 42.5 percent. Also, this variety has less attack by Sclerotinia stem rot, powdery mildew, aphids, white rust, and Alternaria blight. 

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Where is the NRCHB-506 hybrid variety found the most?

This variety of mustard is best for the areas of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. Its plants are approximately 180-205 cm in length. NRCHB-506 hybrid variety of mustard becomes ripe in 127-148 days. Farmers can get a yield of up to 25 quintals per hectare from this variety. Apart from this, if we talk about the amount of oil in this variety, it ranges between 38.6- 42.5 percent.

NRCDR-601 variety of mustard is grown in these states.

This improved variety of mustard is produced in various areas of Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir, Rajasthan, Punjab, and Delhi. This variety is capable of providing production up to 26 quintals per hectare. NRCDR-601 mustard variety becomes ripe in the field in 137-151 days. The height of mustard plants of this variety ranges from 161-210 cm. This variety of mustard does not suffer from diseases like white rust, (stag head), Alternaria blight, and sclerotinia.