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Growing JATROPHA in
Semi-arid India
Dr. Ashok K Raina,
Phytotron Agro Products (India) Private Limited,
Bangalore - 560 064
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Jatropha curcas
A
New Agro-Industrial Crop
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Important Questions
 Stability
of Annual Seed
production &
 Profitable seed yields
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Low Moisture
&
Fertility levels
Important limitations
In Semi-arid Sub-marginal Soils
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Phenology of a Genotype
has to synchronize
with
Rainfall Pattern
When scanty rains come in
short spells
and fewer rainy days.
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Lack of
Uniform Seed - Production
&
- Maturity Cycle
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Now:Identification
of
Early, Mid-late & Late
Genotypes
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Shattered Myth
"Jatropha is not affected by
major diseases or insect pests“
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Jatropha grows in soils with
pH up to 8.5
Growth is restricted on
acidic soils with
pH below 5.2
or
in soils beset with high salinity
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70.00
60.00
50.00
40.00
30.00
20.00
10.00
0.00
MH-51
DH-10
KR-08
24/52005
8/6/2005
23/6/2005
8/7/2005
23/7/2005
8/8/2005
23/8/2005
8/9/2005
29/9/2005
4/10/2005
8/10/2005
14/10/2005
21/10/2005
29/10/2005
4/11/2005
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FLOWER PRODUCTION ( DH-10 )
NO. OF FLOWERS
MALE
FEMALE
120
100
80
60
40
20
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
PERIOD OF FLOWERING
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FLOWER PRODUCTION ( KR-08 )
NO. OF FLOWERS
MALE
FEMALE
120
100
80
60
40
20
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
PERIOD OF FLOWERING
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FLOWER PRODUCTION ( MH-51 )
NO. OF FLOWERS
MALE
FEMALE
200
150
100
50
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
PERIOD OF FLOWERING
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Thank you
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