Bigger, bolder, high-yielding confectionery groundnut variety released in Karnataka, India
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A superior export-quality confectionery groundnut variety that comes with a higher benefit-cost ratio compared to local checks was released for cultivation in the Northern Transitional Agro-climatic Zone of Karnataka, India. The variety ICGV 06189 comes with superior pod and kernel features, higher pod yield, higher seed mass and low oil content preferred for confectionery varieties.
“ICGV 06189 with its higher recovery of large seeds (> 70g /100 seeds) and better pod and kernel features compared to current confectionery varieties has the potential to increase farmers’ incomes, meet the current demand for confectionery groundnuts in the region and provides an opportunity to tap export potential,” said Dr Motagi.