T. PRATHIMA*, P. SHOBA RANI, K.V. NAGA MADHURI AND P. LATHA
Department of Agronomy, Regional Agricultural Research Station, Tirupati – 517 502, Andhra Pradesh, India.
A field experiment was conducted in split plot design during kharif 2013 and 2014 on sandy loam soils in bajra to find out the suitable sowing time for hybrid bajra. The results revealed that second fortnight of June recorded significantly higher yield attributes viz. ear head length, girth, weight, 1000 grain weight and grain yield of bajra hybrid PHB-3 compared to rest of the dates of sowing. The heat use efficiency (HUE) and heliothermal use efficiency (HTUE) was the highest with June second fortnight sown crop.
Bajra, Thermal Unit, HUE