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Legume Research, volume 45 issue 12 (december 2022) : 1532-1539

Simultaneous Production of Both Lac and Pulse from Pigeonpea [Cajanus cajan (L) Millsp.] for Doubling Farmers’ Income

Rahul Patidar, Shivam Vajpayee, Sumit Kakade, Moni Thomas, Niraj Tripathi, Anubha Upadhyay, Brajesh Kumar Namdev, Anil Kurmi, H.L. Sharma, P.S. Kulhare
1Directorate of Research Services, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur-482 004, Madhya Pradesh, India.
  • Submitted25-11-2020|

  • Accepted09-03-2021|

  • First Online 12-04-2021|

  • doi 10.18805/LR-4553

Cite article:- Patidar Rahul, Vajpayee Shivam, Kakade Sumit, Thomas Moni, Tripathi Niraj, Upadhyay Anubha, Namdev Kumar Brajesh, Kurmi Anil, Sharma H.L., Kulhare P.S. (2022). Simultaneous Production of Both Lac and Pulse from Pigeonpea [Cajanus cajan (L) Millsp.] for Doubling Farmers’ Income. Legume Research. 45(12): 1532-1539. doi: 10.18805/LR-4553.
Background: Pigeonpea [Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.] is an important deep-rooted pulse crop, predominantly cultivated in rainfed areas by both Indian and South African countries by small and marginal farmers. Incidentally, this group of farmers are malnourished and socio-economically backward.
Methods: A low input technology-‘Jawahar model for doubling income of resource constrained marginal farmers’ was evaluated once again with different combination of soil microbes in a substrate filled in used Polypropylene bags.
Conclusion: Total C. cajan seed yield per plant in 3 hand pickings varied from 1066.66g to 1254.83g in different treatment combination of soil microbes in a substrate. Lac- the next produce, from the plant varied from a mean of 327.47g to 386.07g per C. cajan plant.  Two premium crops from the same plant with same effort and resources per unit area may help C. cajan growers to double their income, improve their household nourishment as well as soil nutrient status.
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