Climate & Soil
Black gram may be grown as pure crop in rice fallows after the harvest of the first
or second crop of paddy. It can also be grown as pure or mixed crop during kharif
Seed rate and sowing
Pure crop - 20kg/ha
Mixed crop - 6kg/ha
Plough the land 2-3 times thoroughly and remove weeds and stubbles. Spacing of 25cmx15cm
will give better yield. For seed treatment in black gram, two Rhizobium cultures
viz. KAU-BG-2 and BG-12 are recommended.
Lime may be applied at the time of first ploughing. Half the quantity of N and the
full quantity of P2O5 and K2O may be applied at
the time of last ploughing. The remaining quantity of N can be applied as foliar
spray of 2% urea solution in two equal doses on the 15th and 30th
day after sowing.
Apply Carbaryl 0.15% suspension, if pests are observed in serious proportions