Cluster bean(Cyamopsis tetragonoloba L.); Fabaceae

Pusa Mausmi, Pusa Sadabahar, Pusa Naubahar and MDU 1
Well drained sandy loam with pH range of 7.5-8.0 is required. The crop tolerates salinity. It is highly adopted to regions with low precipitation and high temperature
June – July and Oct. – Nov. Dibble the seeds on the sides of the ridges 15 cm apart.
45 x 15 cm

10 kg per ha.

Treat the seeds with Rhizobial culture @ 600 g/ha using rice gruel as binder. Dry the treated seeds in shade for 15 – 30 minutes before sowing.

Plough the field to fine tilth and form ridges and furrows 45 cm apart.

Irrigate the field immediately after sowing then at weekly intervals.

Apply FYM 25 t, Azospirillum @ 2 kg and Phosphobacteria @ 2 kg /ha, N 25, P 50 and K 25 kg/ha as basal and 25 kg N/ha 30 days after sowing.

Provide staking for MDU 1 variety

Leaf hoppers, aphids and glasshouse whitefly
 Spray methyl demeton 25 EC or dimethoate 30 EC 1 ml/lit.

Ash weevils
 Spray Azadirachtin 0.03% (300ppm) @ 2.5 ml/lit

Leaf spot
 Spray mancozeb @ 2 g/l
Powdery mildew
 Spray wettable sulphur @ 2 g/l or dust sulphur @ 25 kg/ha and repeat it at15 days

Harvesting starts at 45 days in early varieties and at 100 days in late varieties. The early varieties is 80-60 days and late varieties is 135-145 days
Yield– 5 – 7 t/ha in 90 days.

Crop growing districts                             Dindigul,Coimbatore,Namakkal
Major markets in Tamil Nadu                Periyar Vegetable Market Koyambedu, Chennai Gandhi Market, Oddanchathiram Natchipalayam                                                                                 vegetable market, Coimbatore