Climate & Soil
Horse gram can be grown in paddy nurseries after transplantation of the second crop
and in palliyal lands after harvest of first crop and uplands during rabi season.
Ideal season is September-October.
Co-1 and Pattambi Local
Seed rate and sowing
Seed rate - 25-30kg/ha
Thiourea application on horse gram
Soaking of horse gram in 500ppm thiourea before sowing followed by two foliar sprays
of thiourea (500ppm) one at vegetative and one at flowering stage should be done
to obtain higher grain yield of horse gram.
Thiourea 500 ppm solution can be prepared by mixing 500 mg thiourea in one litre
of water. Thiourea seed soaking should be done for 4-5 hrs followed by drying in
shade and sowing should be done in the night (not in day time). Spraying should
be done either during morning or evening time only.
After land preparation, sow the seeds either dibbled in rows 25 cm apart or by broadcast.