Pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan) as a Winter Crop in Peninsular India

Narayanan, A and Sheldrake, A R (1979) Pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan) as a Winter Crop in Peninsular India. Experimental Agriculture, 15. pp. 91-95.

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Pigeonpeas (Cajanus cajan) are normally sown in June or July in India, at the beginning of the monsoon, but trials were carried out at Hyderabad by sowing in October or November as a winter crop. The duration of the crop, especially of the ‘medium’ and ‘late’ cultivars, was much reduced. In 1975–76, October-sown pigeonpeas gave yields comparable to those of the normal season but much lower yields were produced by planting in November 1975. ‘Medium’ and ‘late’ cultivars significantly outyielded early ones. Optimum plant populations for winter crops were 3–5 times higher than are normally used in the monsoon. Pigeonpeas at relatively high population densities could have considerable potential as a winter crop in peninsular India.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Mandate crops > Pigeonpea
Depositing User: Ms Vibha Raju
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2011 03:26
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2011 03:26
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/4652
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S001447970000925X
Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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