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Water Requirement for Chickpea

Chickpea crop
  • Better adapted to low water supply.
  • Meets its water requirement from conserved moisture in deep soils.
  • Responds well to one supplemental irrigation at early pod-filling stage (45 or 50 days after sowing).

In heavy soils and under late-sown conditions, it is better to provide two irrigations, one at branching and another at the pod-initiation stage.

   Moisture stress in the early stages will result in

  • low and non-uniform plant stands

  • stunted plants,

  • pale-colored lower leaves


Effect of early drought
* Late-flowering and pod setting stages are sensitive to moisture stress.
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