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A field experiment was conducted in 2016-17 and 2017-18 during Rabi season at Regional Agricultural Research Station, Palem, Nagarkurnool District of Telangana State, India. The treatments consisted of 7 sowing dates with 15-day intervals (T1- October 10th, T2- October 25th, T3- November 10th, T4- November 25th, T5- December 10th, T6- December 25th and T7- January 10th). The experiment was laid out in a randomized block design and was replicated three times. This study was conducted with the objective of determining the optimum sowing time for quinoa in Telangana state, India. A greater seed yield was detected for the crops sown between October 10th (2174 kg/ha) and November 25th (1931 kg/ha); on further delay in sowing after November 25th, i.e., December 10th (1026 kg/ha), December 25th (600 kg/ha) and January 10th (590 kg/ha), the seed yields were drastically reduced due to the higher temperature at the reproductive stage of the crop. Hence, from this study, it can be noted that the optimum sowing date for quinoa in Telangana was from October 10th to November 25th.

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Growing degree days Heliothermal units Optimum sowing time Temperature

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Reddy, K. I., A.V. Ramanjaneyulu, Kumar, M. N., Geetha, A., Seshu, G., Kumar, C. S., & Ramana, M. V. (2024). Optimum sowing time of quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd) in Telangana State, India. Environment Conservation Journal, 25(2), 569–574. https://doi.org/10.36953/ECJ.25402713

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