Black & Green Gram

Vigna mungo


Watering
Intermediate

Cultivation
direct seeding

Harvesting
80 - 100 days

Labour
Intermediate

Sunlight
full sun

pH Value
4.5 - 7

Temperature
24°C - 30°C

Fertilization
Intermediate


Black & Green Gram

Introduction

Black gram is an erect annual herb with hairy leaves and narrow seed pods of 4-6 cm length. The stem is branched and the plant has a bushy appearance. The plant is based on a well-developed taproot. India produces approximately 1.5 million tons of gram seeds per year, with other big producers being Myanmar and Thailand.

Advisory

Choose your growth stage to browse useful tips!

Preparing Your Season

Choose varieties that are resistant to yellow mosaic virus
Do not forget to add farmyard manure to your fields

Care

Mature beans are ready for harvest after 80 to 100 days. The crop has a intermediate water demand, irrigation intervals of 7 to 10 days are recommended. Fields should be constantly monitored for signs of drought.

Soil

Ideal soil types are rich black vertisols or loamy soils that are well-drained and have a pH of 6-7. However, if lime and gypsum are added to the soil, Vigna mungo can withstand acidic soils down to a pH of 4.5. The crop is sensitive to saline and alkaline soils. It is drought-tolerant and grows best in semi-arid areas.

Climate

Vigna mungo can be found in tropical areas of Asia, Madagascar and Africa. The plant is primariliy distributed in lowlands but can be found up to 1800 m above sea level. It grows best during the dry seasons in temperatures ranging from 25°C to 35°C.

Probable Diseases

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

Black & Green Gram

Black & Green Gram

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Black & Green Gram

Vigna mungo

Black & Green Gram
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Introduction

Black gram is an erect annual herb with hairy leaves and narrow seed pods of 4-6 cm length. The stem is branched and the plant has a bushy appearance. The plant is based on a well-developed taproot. India produces approximately 1.5 million tons of gram seeds per year, with other big producers being Myanmar and Thailand.

Key Facts

Watering
Intermediate

Cultivation
direct seeding

Harvesting
80 - 100 days

Labour
Intermediate

Sunlight
full sun

pH Value
4.5 - 7

Temperature
24°C - 30°C

Fertilization
Intermediate

Advisory

Choose your growth stage to browse useful tips!

Preparing Your Season

Choose varieties that are resistant to yellow mosaic virus
Do not forget to add farmyard manure to your fields
Black & Green Gram

Black & Green Gram

Learn all about how to grow it in Plantix!

Care

Mature beans are ready for harvest after 80 to 100 days. The crop has a intermediate water demand, irrigation intervals of 7 to 10 days are recommended. Fields should be constantly monitored for signs of drought.

Soil

Ideal soil types are rich black vertisols or loamy soils that are well-drained and have a pH of 6-7. However, if lime and gypsum are added to the soil, Vigna mungo can withstand acidic soils down to a pH of 4.5. The crop is sensitive to saline and alkaline soils. It is drought-tolerant and grows best in semi-arid areas.

Climate

Vigna mungo can be found in tropical areas of Asia, Madagascar and Africa. The plant is primariliy distributed in lowlands but can be found up to 1800 m above sea level. It grows best during the dry seasons in temperatures ranging from 25°C to 35°C.

Probable Diseases

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