Chickpea & Gram

Cicer arietinum


Watering
Low

Cultivation
direct seeding

Harvesting
140 - 150 days

Labour
Low

Sunlight
full sun

pH Value
5.5 - 7

Temperature
18°C - 29°C

Fertilization
Intermediate


Chickpea & Gram

Introduction

India is the global leader in chickpea production and acreage. The chickpea is one of the oldest pulse cash crops and has been cultivated in India since ancient times. It is a complete protein source and also offers fiber and other essential vitamins. The chickpea can be made into split pulse (known as Chana Dal), and flour (Besan). Fresh green leaves are used as vegetable while straw of chickpea is an excellent fodder for cattle.

Care

Initial soil fertility will dictate quantities of additional fertilizer needed. Chickpeas grow well in dry soil and require little water, so they can be grown as a rainfed crop. In case rainfall is not sufficient, irrigation should occur prior to flower and during pod development. To minimize weed growth in your field, consider mulching with organic matter such as dry leaves.

Soil

Chickpea plants can be grown on a wide variety of soils, but sandy loam to slightly clay soil is ideal. Soil should be well-drained because water logging is not suitable for chickpea cultivation. pH level ranging between 5.5 and 7.0 is ideal for growing chickpea. Chickpeas require rough seed bed, and they don’t do well in very fine and compact seedbed.

Climate

The chickpea plants grow very well under good moisture conditions. And the ideal temperatures for growing chickpea is between 24ºC and 30ºC. Although the plants can survive as low as 15 ºC and as high 35 ºC temperature. Annual rainfall of about 650 to 950 mm is ideal.

Probable Diseases

Select a growth stage to see the diseases that threaten your crop during that period.

Chickpea & Gram

Chickpea & Gram

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Chickpea & Gram

Cicer arietinum

Chickpea & Gram
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Introduction

India is the global leader in chickpea production and acreage. The chickpea is one of the oldest pulse cash crops and has been cultivated in India since ancient times. It is a complete protein source and also offers fiber and other essential vitamins. The chickpea can be made into split pulse (known as Chana Dal), and flour (Besan). Fresh green leaves are used as vegetable while straw of chickpea is an excellent fodder for cattle.

Key Facts

Watering
Low

Cultivation
direct seeding

Harvesting
140 - 150 days

Labour
Low

Sunlight
full sun

pH Value
5.5 - 7

Temperature
18°C - 29°C

Fertilization
Intermediate

Advisory

Chickpea & Gram

Chickpea & Gram

Learn all about how to grow it in Plantix!

Care

Initial soil fertility will dictate quantities of additional fertilizer needed. Chickpeas grow well in dry soil and require little water, so they can be grown as a rainfed crop. In case rainfall is not sufficient, irrigation should occur prior to flower and during pod development. To minimize weed growth in your field, consider mulching with organic matter such as dry leaves.

Soil

Chickpea plants can be grown on a wide variety of soils, but sandy loam to slightly clay soil is ideal. Soil should be well-drained because water logging is not suitable for chickpea cultivation. pH level ranging between 5.5 and 7.0 is ideal for growing chickpea. Chickpeas require rough seed bed, and they don’t do well in very fine and compact seedbed.

Climate

The chickpea plants grow very well under good moisture conditions. And the ideal temperatures for growing chickpea is between 24ºC and 30ºC. Although the plants can survive as low as 15 ºC and as high 35 ºC temperature. Annual rainfall of about 650 to 950 mm is ideal.

Probable Diseases

Select a growth stage to see the diseases that threaten your crop during that period.