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Onion variety DOGR-571-LR developed by ICAR-DOGR has been recommended for release in the Annual Group Meeting of All India Network Research Project on Onion & Garlic held at Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh on 4-5 April 2016. It has been christened as ‘Bhima Light Red’. It is recommended for cultivation in the rabi season in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. It is a medium maturing (115 days after transplanting) variety having light red globe bulbs of about 70 g with a thin neck and total soluble solids of 13%. Its average yield in multilocation trials in the recommended zone was 385 q/ha. Total weight losses after four months of storage were less than 25%. It is almost free of doubles and bolters.

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