Pigeonpea & Red Gram

Cajanus cajan


Watering
Low

Cultivation
direct seeding

Harvesting
115 - 155 days

Labour
Low

Sunlight
full sun

pH Value
5 - 8.5

Temperature
22°C - 30°C

Fertilization
Low


Pigeonpea & Red Gram

Introduction

Pigeonpea has been cultivated for thousands of years and serves as a major source of protein. It is frequently intercopped with cereals or other legumes. It is commonly cultivated on marginal land due to its low demand for fertilizer, irrigation, and pesticides. This, along with its drought-resistance, makes it a good alternative to crops that fail more frequently, such as maize.

Care

Pigeon pea is cultivated from seed. It is frequently inter cropped with sorghum, groundnuts, sesame, cotton, millet, or maize. Pigeon pea shows little response to nitrogen fertilizer. Flowering can occur as early as 100 to as late as 430 days, depending on location and sowing date. Pigeon peas do not generally need much fertilization, however it responds well to sulfur on soils that lack this element.

Soil

Pigeon pea plants are adapted to a broad range of soil conditions and types. They however prefer well-drained, medium-heavy, loamy soils and do not tolerate waterlogged ground. .

Climate

Pigeon pea is drought-resistant and can grow in areas with less than 650mm of annual rainfall. It grows best at between temperatures of 18 and 29 °C. It is sensitive to water logging and frost. The soil temperature can influence the germination of pigeon pea. If sown directly into the ground, pigeon peas will germinate at soil temperature of 60°F within two weeks.

Probable Diseases

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

Pigeonpea & Red Gram

Pigeonpea & Red Gram

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Pigeonpea & Red Gram

Cajanus cajan

Pigeonpea & Red Gram
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Introduction

Pigeonpea has been cultivated for thousands of years and serves as a major source of protein. It is frequently intercopped with cereals or other legumes. It is commonly cultivated on marginal land due to its low demand for fertilizer, irrigation, and pesticides. This, along with its drought-resistance, makes it a good alternative to crops that fail more frequently, such as maize.

Key Facts

Watering
Low

Cultivation
direct seeding

Harvesting
115 - 155 days

Labour
Low

Sunlight
full sun

pH Value
5 - 8.5

Temperature
22°C - 30°C

Fertilization
Low

Advisory

Pigeonpea & Red Gram

Pigeonpea & Red Gram

Learn all about how to grow it in Plantix!

Care

Pigeon pea is cultivated from seed. It is frequently inter cropped with sorghum, groundnuts, sesame, cotton, millet, or maize. Pigeon pea shows little response to nitrogen fertilizer. Flowering can occur as early as 100 to as late as 430 days, depending on location and sowing date. Pigeon peas do not generally need much fertilization, however it responds well to sulfur on soils that lack this element.

Soil

Pigeon pea plants are adapted to a broad range of soil conditions and types. They however prefer well-drained, medium-heavy, loamy soils and do not tolerate waterlogged ground. .

Climate

Pigeon pea is drought-resistant and can grow in areas with less than 650mm of annual rainfall. It grows best at between temperatures of 18 and 29 °C. It is sensitive to water logging and frost. The soil temperature can influence the germination of pigeon pea. If sown directly into the ground, pigeon peas will germinate at soil temperature of 60°F within two weeks.

Probable Diseases

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