• Research paper: Performance of improved production technology of blackgram (Vigna mungo l.) under rainfed farming

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  • 11/11/2015

A field experiment was conducted during the kharif season of 2012 at the farmers’ fields in 10 villages of Sagar district, to evaluate the indigenous cultivars of blackgram with respect to method of sowing and nutrient management in rainfed farming condition under supervision of SAF-BIN programme of Caritas with the help of associate partner of SHIATS, Allahabad. The treatments comprised of two indigenous cultivars, viz., ‘Khajua’ and ‘Chikna’, two nutrient management practices, viz., inorganic (DAP) and INM (FYM + DAP) and two sowing methods viz., broadcasting and line sowing. Among them indigenous cultivar ‘Khajua’ recorded higher number of nodules (57.70 plant-1), CGR (70.88 g m-2day-1) and stover yield (3870.50 kg ha-1). However, the cultivar ‘Chikna’ registered higher number of branches (16.85 plant-1), seed yield (1389.00 kg ha-1) and harvest index (33.37%).

Key words: Rainfed farming, Indigenous cultivars, Line sowing, Broadcasting, INM (Integrated Nutrient Management)

Authors: Raj Mohan Singh, Thomas Abraham (SAF-BIN Associate Partner, Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Agriculture, S.H.I.A.T.S.), Sunil Simon (SAF-BIN), M K Saju, Valentine D. Pankaj (SAF-BIN), Manish Kumar

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