Managing systems for increasing productivity of pulses in dryland agriculture

Papendick, R I and Chowdhury, S L and Johansen, C (1988) Managing systems for increasing productivity of pulses in dryland agriculture. In: World Crops: Cool Season Food Legumes. Kluwer Academic Publishers, London, pp. 237-255. ISBN 90-247-3641-2.

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Abstract

Successful pulse production in dry areas depends on the ability to obtain economic yields With limited water supply. Management systems should consider: (1) matching crops and cropping sequences with seasonal rainfall; (2) cultural practices designed to maximise water conservation; (3) soil management to prevent compaction and the formation of tillage pans; (4) adequate control of pests; (5) appropriate seedbed preparation and fertilization; and (6) timely planting. These objectives can be accomplished using conservation tillage systems, improved methods of fertilization and exploitation of nitrogen fixation, and appropriate mechanisation.

Item Type: Book Section
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Subjects: Others > Food Legumes
Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Mr B K Murthy
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2015 05:19
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2015 05:19
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/9172
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