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  • Production technology and industrial uses of dual purpose linseed (Linum usitatissimum): an overview.

    Author(s) : Karam HusainMalik, Y. P.Srivastava, R. L.Ritu Pandey

    Author Affiliation : Project Coordinating & Germplasm Management Unit (Linseed) Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur - 208 002, India.

    Author Email : husainkaram@rediffmail.com

    Journal article : Indian Journal of Agronomy 2009 Vol.54 No.4 pp.374-379 ref.20

    Abstract : FlaxflaxSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    (Linum usitatissimumlinum usitatissimumSubject Category: Organism Names
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    L.) is a rabi crop of IndiaindiaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , grown both for seed and fibre since very long time. The varieties, which are grown for seed and fibre both, are known as dual purpose linseedlinseedSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    . In India, oil flax is under cultivation in 16 states, while dual purpose linseed is being grown in few pockets. As climatic conditions of the country does not suit much for the cultivation of fibre flax, but dual purpose linseed varieties like 'Gaurav', 'Jeevan', 'Nagarkot', 'Shikha', 'Rashmi', 'Meera', and 'Parvati' may be grown in Himachal Pradesh, some districts of Punjab, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, Tawa command area of Madhya Pradesh and Kota command area of Rajasthan. A good crop of dual purpose linseed can be obtained by sowing of these varieties under irrigated situation (2-3 irrigations) during last week of October to mid November using 50-60 kg seed/ha at a row distance of 20 cm, fertilizer application of 60-90 kg N+13.2-17.6 kg P+25-33.3 kg K/ha along with need based plant protection measures. Development of improved varieties having quality fibre with good seed yield, refining agro-techniques, proper post-harvest technologies especially retting and scutching techniques along with the testing of quality standards and suitable government policies are essential for the promotion of this crop in India.

    ISSN : 0537-197X

    Record Number : 20103057410

    Publisher : Indian Society of Agronomy

    Location of publication : New Delhi

    Country of publication : India

    Language of text : English

    Indexing terms for this abstract:

    Organism descriptor(s) : Linum usitatissimumlinum usitatissimumSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , plantsplantsSubject Category: Organism Names
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    Descriptor(s) : agricultural productionagricultural productionSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , crop yieldcrop yieldSubject Category: Properties
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    , cultivarscultivarsSubject Category: Organism Groups
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    , economic analysiseconomic analysisSubject Category: Techniques, Methodologies and Equipment
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    , fertilizersfertilizersSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    , fibre qualityfibre qualitySubject Category: Properties
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    , flaxflaxSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    , harvestingharvestingSubject Category: Techniques, Methodologies and Equipment
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    , insect controlinsect controlSubject Category: Techniques, Methodologies and Equipment
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    , irrigationirrigationSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , linseedlinseedSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    , pest controlpest controlSubject Category: Techniques, Methodologies and Equipment
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    , pestspestsSubject Category: Organism Groups
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    , plant disease controlplant disease controlSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , plant diseasesplant diseasesSubject Category: Diseases, Disorders, and Symptoms
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    , plant pestsplant pestsSubject Category: Organism Groups
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    , seedsseedsSubject Category: Anatomical and Morphological Structures
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    , sowingsowingSubject Category: Techniques, Methodologies and Equipment
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    , sowing datesowing dateSubject Category: Properties
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    , weed controlweed controlSubject Category: Techniques, Methodologies and Equipment
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    , weedsweedsSubject Category: Organism Groups
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    Identifier(s) : cultivated varieties, fertilisers, fiber qualityfiber qualitySubject Category: Properties
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    , quality of fibre, seed sowing, watering

    Geographical Location(s) : IndiaindiaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    Broader term(s) : LinumlinumSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , LinaceaelinaceaeSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , MalpighialesmalpighialesSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , angiospermsangiospermsSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , SpermatophytaspermatophytaSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , plantsplantsSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , eukaryoteseukaryotesSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , Commonwealth of Nationscommonwealth of nationsSubject Category: Institutions and Organisations
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    , Developing Countriesdeveloping countriesSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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