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Area and Distribution of Chickpea

Area and Distribution

Seeds and sowing

Pigeonpea Genotypes:

Generally local cultivars of medium- and late-maturing types are cultivated. These cultivars are:

Importance of Chickpea


Soils and Land Preparation

Pigeonpea is cultivated on both red and black soils


Ratoon Cropping in Pigeonpea

Ratoon cropping refers to a multiple-harvest system in which regenerating stubbles of the established crop in the field are managed for subsequent production.

Sequential Cropping in Pigeonpea

  • Sequential cropping refers to growing crops in sequence within a crop year, one crop being sown after the harvest of the other.
  • When two or more crops are grown in a year on the same land, the system is referred to be double cropping or multiple cropping.

Mixed Cropping in Pigeonpea

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


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