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Production Technology Package for Pigeonpea (Kharif) - Khamman, Andhra pradesh

Pigeonpea (Kharif)


1.0 Acre

A. Inputs Required:


6-7 kg


40.0 kg


8.0 kg

Ammoniun molybdate

400.0 g


6.0 kg

Rhizobium Culture

1 packet (200 g) /10 kg seed


200 gm

Vita vax (Carboxin)

30.0 gm


14.0 kg

Indo sulphan





100 LE


500 g ai

Pheromone traps

2-3 no.


2 tons

B. Technology / Layout


LRG-41,  MRG-66 Laxmi, PRG- 158100

Date of sowing

2nd fort night of June/ onset of mansoon


75cmx25cm for medium duration and 60cmx20cm for early duration 

Seed Treatments :

  • Seed treatment with fungicides like Thirum/ Captan /Carbendazim @ 3.0 gram / kg seed
  • Seed treatement with rhizobium culture @ one packet per 10 kg seed.

Fertilizer Application :

20 kg N:40 kg P2O5:20 kg K2O:20 kg S: 25 kg Zn SO4/ha as basal application

Weeding :

Two hand weedings at 25 and 45 DAS or application of pendimethalin/ alachlor/ metalachlor @ 1.5 kg/ha followed by one hand  weeding at 45-60 DAS.

Irrigation: Pre- sowing and in absence of rains at flowering and pod development stage

Protection measures:

  • Management of Pigeonpea Diseases

Wilt (Fusarium udum): Deep summer Ploughing. Seed treatment with talc formulation of Trichoderma viride @ 4g or Pseudomonas Fluorescence @10g/kg or Carbendazim @ 2g/kg. Basal soil application of neem cake @ 150 kg/ha. Soil application of P. fluorescence or T. viride @ 2.5 kg/ha + 50 kg of well decomposed FYM or sand at 30 days after sowing. Spot drenching with Carbendazim @ 1g/litre. Inter cropping of pigeonpea with sorghum. Grow resistant varieties.

Sterility Mosaic: Rouging out infected plants up to 40 days after sowing. Spraying with Monocrotophos at 500ml / ha or Dicofal 1 litre /1000 1 of water/ha soon after appearance of the disease and if necessary repeat after 15 days. ICP 7035 is resistant to sterility mosaic.

Macrophomina root rot: seed treatment with talc formulation of T. viride @ 4g or P. fluorescence @ 10g/kg or Carbendazim @ 2g/kg. soil application of P. fluorescence or T. viride @ 2.5kg/ha +50 kg of well decomposed FYM or sand at 30 days after sowing.

Cercospora leaf spot: spraying with Carbendazim @ 0.5 kg/ 1000 1 of water/ha.

Powdery mildew: spraying with Neem seed kernel Extract (NSKE) 5% OR Neem oil 3% twice at 10 days interval. Spraying with Carbendazim @ 0.5kg/ha.

  • IPM : summer Ploughing, Nutrients 20:40:20:20::N:P:K:S kg/ ha, intercropping -maize/sorghum/groundnut, pheromone trap / ha 10, Bird perch / ha-50, spray of NSKE 5%, spray of HaNPV 500 LE/ ha, Bacillus thuringiensis @ 1000 gm/ ha, Seed treatment -Trichoderma-2g/kg seed, Borer-spray of chlorpyriphos 0.02% Endosulphan 0.07%/ Protenophos/Methomyl 500 gm/ha/Acephate or Indoxacarb or Monocroto phos 0.04%/spinosad 100 ml/ha

Pod Fly & Pod Bug: Dimethoate 0.03%, 

pod borer Complex: Dimethoate 0.03%/Fenvalerate 0.02%/Monocrotophos 0.04%,/cypermethrin 0.004%

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