AGRONOMIC MANAGEMENT FOR PIGEON PEA UNDER DROUGHT CONDITIONS

Article Id: ARCC2040 | Page : 139-141
Citation :- AGRONOMIC MANAGEMENT FOR PIGEON PEA UNDER DROUGHT CONDITIONS.Legume Research-An International Journal.2009.(32):139-141
R.V. Selvi, S. Srinivasan, M. Ramasamy and R. Marimuthu
Address : National Pulses Research Centre, Vamban Colony – 622 303, Pudukkottai District, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract

Field experiments were conducted during kharif 2004 and kharif 2005 in rainfed conditions on
red soil to study the effect of different drought management practices such as application of FYM in
soil, seed coating with 2% solution of CaCl2 or KH2PO4 foliar spray of 2% urea, 2% KCl at flowering,
cultural mulch (utilizing the crop residues as mulch material), opening shallow furrow between two
rows and water spray at flowering on the growth and yield of redgram variety, VBN 1 in red soil of
Pudukkottai district of Tamil Nadu under rainfed conditions. These practices were compared with
the normal practice of application of recommended dose of fertilizer alone. From the two years of
study, it was found that, application of recommended dose of fertilizer (RDF) + cultural mulch two
times records the maximum yield of 568 kg/ha and 557 kg/ha during 2004 and 2005 respectively.
This was comparable to application of RDF alone. The net profit and BCR were Rs.4060/ha; 1.5 andRs.4015; 1.61 during 2004 and 2005 respectively

Keywords

Pigeon pea Drought management Rainfed.

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