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Effect of variety, spacing and dates of sowing on the yield components of pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.)

Effect of variety, spacing and dates of sowing on the yield components of pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.)

Indian Agriculturist 26(4): 313-317

Trials with 3 pigeonpea sown at the end of July, Aug. or Sept. at 4 spacings showed that delayed sowing was advantageous because it reduced the growth duration to a considerable extent and allowed more plants to be accommodated/unit area as evidenced from increased harvest index. The number of pods/unit area was higher in the delayed sowings because of of pod borer damage to July-sown crops. The early maturing sown in Sept. at a spacing of 30 x 15-18 cm was the best.

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