JLT-408 A New High Yielding Sesame Variety for Maharashtra State

  • M. G. Jadhav, G.B.Chaudhari, T. R. Patil, and S. C. Patil
Keywords: Sesame, JLT-408, medium maturity, high oil, low Free Fatty Acids.


Sesame variety JLT-408 is developed through hybridization followed by advance generation selection from the cross Padma x Yuzhi-8 by pedigree method at Oilseeds Research Station, Jalgaon. This variety gave 29.9 % and 20.8% higher yield than checks JLT-7 and JLT-26, respectively. It has medium maturity period (81-85 days), white bold seed and found superior in quality viz. high oil content (53.2%), low in free fatty acid (1.46%) and its Iodine value is 107.0. This new variety is moderately resistant to major diseases like Phyllody, Cercospora leaf spot, Alternaria leaf spot, Powdery mildew and Macrophomina stem/ root rot and it is moderately tolerant to leaf roller /capsule borer and tolerant to gall fly under field conditions. Considering merits in respect of yield, oil content and quality parameters JLT-408 has been released for cultivation in kharif season in North Maharashtra and adjoining areas of Vidarbha and Marathwada regions in Maharashtra.
How to Cite
T. R. Patil, and S. C. Patil, M. G. J. G. (2015). JLT-408 A New High Yielding Sesame Variety for Maharashtra State. Electronic Journal of Plant Breeding, 6(1), 118-124. Retrieved from https://www.ejplantbreeding.org/index.php/EJPB/article/view/635
Research Article