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Intercropping in Pigeonpea

Intercropping refers to growing more than one crop in the same land area in rows of definite proportion and pattern

Stem weevils


  1. Adult beetle is 6 mm long and dark red or brown with white longitudinal stripes (Fig.).
  2. Eggs are laid on the stem.
  3. Larvae are white.

Cropping Systems of Pigeonpea Crop

Perennial pigeonpea

Fig. Perennial pigeonpea


Zinc Deficiency Symptoms

  • Stunted growth.
  • Narrowing of leaves with pale green or yellow.
  • Inter-veinal chlorosis starting from tip of leaflets and spreading to the remaining area leaving only the midrib green.

Integrated Pest Management in Pigeonpea


"Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a sustainable approach to managing pests by combining biological, cultural, physical and chemical tools in a way that minimizes economic, health and environmental risks."

Pod Borer

  1. Adult moths have with dull brown forewings

Calcium Deficiency Symptoms

  • Light-green patches, irregular in outline, appear randomly around the leaf margin.
  • Patches may turn brown, particularly on young and severely affected leaves; such leaves are shed.
  • Weak and prostrate stems.

Sulphur Deficiency Symptoms

  • Even-yellowing across lamina of young leaves.
  • Eventually, old leaves become yellow.

Potassium Deficiency Symptoms

Potassium Deficient Leaves
Potassium Deficiency

Phosphorus Deficiency Symptoms

  • Difficult to diagnose.
  • In general plants are stunted.
  • The foliage remains dark-green.
  • Shedding of old leaves.
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