On farm assessment of short duration rice variety Satyabhama in midcentral table land zone of Odisha

The trial was carried out through on farm testing during kharif season of 2014 and 2015 under mid central table land zone of Odisha with an objective to evaluate the performances of newly released short duration rice variety Satyabhama as compared to the farmer's practice (Khandagiri). Satyabhama matured at 112.3 days, recorded higher plant height (101.3 cm), effective tillers hill -1(16.2), panicle length (24.1 cm), filled grains panicle-1 (142.3) with spikelet fertility (94.79 %), 1000-grain weight (23.4 g), crop growth rate at 40-65 DAS (12.78 g m-2 day-1) and 65-90 DAS (8.60 g m-2 day-1) than Khandagiri. The same also produced grain yield 4.44 t ha-1 which is 55.79 % higher than Khandagiri with harvest index (47.06 %). The variety gave higher net return Rs. 32720.40 ha-1 with a benefit-cost ratio 2.00 and monetary productivity Rs. 582.53 ha-1day-1 as compared to farmers practice and thus the existing variety Khandagiri can be replaced by Satyabhama for higher productivity and income.