Niger (Guizotia abyssinica L)
Variety Year of Releasing centre Oil content (%) Potential Yield (kg/ha) Rainfed Recommended states/regions/situations Specific features
BNS-10 (Pooja-1) 2009 BAU, Ranchi (Jharkhand) 36-38 650-700 All niger growing states Duration 95-100 days, Shining black seed, Resistant to pests, diseases.
KBN-1 2009 UAS, Bangalore Karnataka Moderately resistant to alternaria leaf spot
IGPN-2004-1, (Phule Karala-1) 2010 ZARS, Igatpuri (MS) 39-41 650-700 Kharif season in MS and Karnataka (High rainfall areas of Maharashtra) Duration 95-100 days, Shining black seed, Resistant to Alternaria, powdery mildew
Birsa Niger-3 (BNS-11) 2010 BAU, Ranchi (Jharkhand) Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, MP, Odisha, Maharashtra, AP, WB, Kerala Early maturing variety 85 days, drought tolerant
Utkal Niger-150 2011 RRTTS, OUA&T, Semiliguda (Orissa) 38-40 650-700 Orissa Duration 105-110 days, Black seed, Tolerant to Alternaria, Cercospora, cuscuta
DNS-4 2012 USA, Dharwad 39-41 500-600 Kharif, Karnataka Shining Black seed, robust growth habit