A. PERFORMANCE OF OILSEED CROPS
Technological gaps identified in Sunflower cultivation
Farmers use seed of un-recommended hybrids available in market.
Use of un-recommended insecticide for control of American boll worm.3.No irrigation at critical growth stages (50% flowering and hard dough stage) which leads to25% reduction in yield.4.Farmers are not using fertilizers on the basis of soil test report.
Conductance of FLD on Sunflower
Crop/ Variety:Sunflower/ PSH-569Area Sown:4.8 haNo. of Demonstration:12Farming Situation:IrrigatedCrop Rotation:Paddy-Potato-Sunflower/Paddy-Pea-Sunflower.
Improved package of practices followed for FLD on Sunflower 1.Seed :
PSH 569 takes 105 days to yield 19.5 q/ha
3.Seed Treatment :
Thiram @ 2 g/kg seed.
Newly released variety PSH 569 was tested against hybrids of private sectors and benefits of irrigation at critical growthstages was demonstrated among farmers.
Thiodan 35 EC @ 2500 ml/ha was demonstrated at star budstage even before the attack of American boll worm. Spray of Classic (Chlorpyriphos) @ 2500 ml/ha was alsodemonstrated for control of American boll worm.
Soil Fertility StatusSr. NoName and Address of FarmersO.C(%)P (kg/ha)K(kg/ ha)
01.Sh. Sheetal Singh S/o Sh. Surinder Singh,Vill: Tibba0.32 (L)11.0 (L)120.5 (L)02.Sh. Gurmeet Singh S/o Sh. Tara Singh, Vill:Amarkot0.28 (L)10.5 (L)110.0 (L)03.Sh. Sukhwinder Singh S/o Sh. Tara Singh,Vill: Amarkot0.26 (L)9.5 (L)125.0 (L)04.Sh. Jaswant Singh S/o Sh. Pooran Singh,Vill: Dariewal0.24 (L)10.0 (L)130.5 (L)