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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2019, Volume : 7, Issue : 2
First page : (253) Last page : (257)
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Influence of Weather on Yield of Sorghum in Washim District

R. G. Deshmukh1, A. R. Mohod2 and A. A. Bhopale3*

Department of Agricultural Economics & Statistics, Dr. PDKV, Akola
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Received: 28.02.2019 | Revised: 30.03.2019 | Accepted: 7.04.2019  



The study was undertaken in Washim Districts entitled “Influence of weather on yield of sorghum in Washim district” to examine the influence of weather change on Sorghum. The Sorghum crop was selected to study the influence of weather change on yield of the Sorghum crop for the year 2001-2015.The data for present study was collected from the Publication of Dept. of Agriculture, Govt. of Maharashtra. The data of rainfall and temperature for these districts were taken from the Meteorological Department Dr. P.D.K.V. Akola.
The following conclusions of the study were drawn in Washim District. Rainfall had inconsistency within weeks over the period of 2001-2015 as revealed by C.V. The consistency in minimum and maximum temperature was observed within weeks over the period 2001-2015. The rainfall at seedling stage, minimum temperature and rainfall at grain filling stage affected the crop yield of sorghum during 2001-2015. The crop cotton and other pulses were major crops of the district during 2000-2001, constituting 66 per cent of total cropped area.  But now area under cotton and kharif Jowar is reduced and soybean emerged as a major crop occupying 66.24 per cent of gross cropped of region.

Key words: Weather, Rainfall, Yield, Oryza sativa

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Cite this article: Deshmukh, R.G., Mohod, A.R. and Bhopale, A.A., Influence of Weather on Yield of Sorghum in Washim District, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.7(2): 253-257 (2019). doi: