Journal of Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Sciences

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Registration of high oil-yielding lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus Steud.) Wats Variety CIM-Krishnapriya

CHANNAYYA H*1, NAGEGOWDA DA1, BASKARAN K1, VERMA RS2, SUNDARESAN V1, GUPTA P1, ASHWINI KV1, SINGH S2, SWAMY GOWDA MR1, JNANESHA AC3, TRIVEDI PK2

1CSIR - Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Research Centre, Bangalore, India
2CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, P.O CIMAP, Lucknow, India
3CSIR - Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Research Centre, Hyderabad, India
Corresponding author, Email: [email protected]

Year: 2023, Page: 70-78, Doi: https://doi.org/10.62029/jmaps.v45i2.channayya

Received: Feb. 4, 2023 Accepted: June 8, 2023 Published: Oct. 27, 2023

Abstract

Lemongrass, a highly aromatic herb rich in citral content within its essential oil, serves diverse industries like fragrance, culinary, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics. Traditional Indonesian cuisine benefits from its use as a spice, while it also contributes to Vitamin A production. Forecasts indicate a projected Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 9.93% from 2021 to 2028, propelling the global lemongrass oil market from $41.98 million to $81.43 million. CSIR-CIMAP has diligently focused on advancing lemongrass cultivation and oil extraction through novel cultivars and agrotechnologies. Their efforts aim to elevate farmer income and cater to escalating lemongrass oil demands. A breakthrough cultivar, "CIM-Krishnapriya," has been introduced, poised to amplify lemongrass oil yield and subsequently augment farmers' earnings. This new cultivar boasts an herb yield of 25-30 t/ha and an oil yield of 300-320 kg/ha.

Keywords: CIM-Krishnapriya, Citral, Cymbopogon flexuosus, Lemongrass, Poaceae

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Cite this article

Channayya H, Nagegowda DA, Baskaran K, Verma RS, Sundaresan V, Gupta P, Ashwini KV, Singh S, Swamy Gowda MR, Jnanesha AC, Trivedi PK.2023. Registration of high oil-yielding lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus Steud.) Wats Variety: CIM–Krishnapriya.  J Med Aromat Plant Sci 45: 70-78.

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