Water Management

  • Pigeonpea is mainly grown in the Monsoon season under rainfed conditions.
  • Being a deep rooted crop, it is capable of extracting moisture from deeper layers in the soil.
  • However, under long period of moisture stress, it may respond to irrigation as well.
  • Two irrigations , one at pre-flowering and other at flowering stage are beneficial in increasing the yield of pigeonpea under rainfed conditions.
  • The response to irrigation was significantly higher in C-11 than in NP(WR)-15
  • Delay in planting has significance in yields in non-irrigated areas.
  • The response to irrigation was also significantly low in delayed planting.