I. SEASON AND VARIETIES
|November (Winter season) (Rainfed)|
|All districts except The Nilgiris and Kanyakumari||CO 1, Paiyur 1, Paiyur 2|
II. DESCRIPTION OF VARIETIES
|Parentage||PurelineSelection from Mudukulathur||PurelineSelection from Mettur local||Gamma irradiation of |
|Year of release||1953||1988||1998|
|50% flowering (days)||55 - 60||45 - 50||45 - 50|
|Maturity duration(days)||110||110||100 - 105|
|Grain yield (Kg/ha)|
|Height (cm)||30-40||35 - 40||40 - 45|
|Branches||2-3||2-3||4 - 5|
|Colour of grain||Buff mottled||Light brown||Pale brown|
|100 grain weight (g)||4.6||3.4||3.56|
MANAGEMENT OF FIELD OPERATIONS
1. FIELD PREPARATION
Prepare the land to a fine tilth.
2. SEED TREATMENT WITH FUNGICIDES
Treat the seeds with any one of the following fungicides. Carbendazim or Thiram at 2 g/kg seed.
3. FERTILIZER RECOMMENDATION
Apply basally 12.5 t/ha FYM/Compost, 12.5 kg/ha nitrogen, 25 kg/ha phosphorus , 12.5 kg/ha potassium if soil is deficient in NPK status.
4. SEED TREATMENT WITH BIOFERTILIZER
Treat the seeds with one packet (200 g/ha) of Rhizobial culture and one packet (200 g/ha) of Phosphobacteria developed at TNAU using rice kanji as binder. If the seed treatment is not carried out apply 10 packets of Phosphobacteria with 25 kg of FYM and 25 kg of soil before sowing. Dry the biofertilizer treated seeds in shade for 15 minutes before sowing.
For a pure crop 20 kg/ha is needed.
Dibble the seeds with a spacing of 30 x 10 cm.
6. WEED MANAGEMENT
Give one weeding and hoeing on 25-30 days after sowing
Harvest the matured whole plant, thresh the pods and extract seeds.