Vol. 10 No. 2
Performance of wheat genotypes under different row spacing in New Alluvial Zone of West Bengal
Author(s): A. Kalpana, P. Prusty and S. K. Mukhopadhyay
Abstract: West Bengal is not a traditional wheat growing state in India. However, at present wheat has become a staple food crop next to rice and its consumption is gradually increasing because of changing in food habit and economic prosperity. In spite of a wide range of adoptability, little attention has been paid towards wheat production and maximization of yield potential of this crop in West Bengal and its share to national production is less than 1%. Productivity of 2.8 t ha-1 is also far below the national average of 3.14 t ha-1 (Anon., 2013). Since wheat is a major cereal crop and population is gradually increasing with time, increasing its production and acreage should be given top priority in order to achieve food and nutritional security in the state. However, success of any crop production depends on the use of appropriate and selectivity of location-specific genotype/variety of high yield potential, and additionally improved cultural practices is an imperative part, may not be ignored....
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