Manures and fertilizers


  • Application of FYM at 25 t/ha and 12.5 t/ha is essential under irrigated and rainfed conditions, respectively.
  • Inorganic fertilizers at 25:120:40 kg NPK/ha is advocated for lucerne, 25:40:20 kg NPK/ha for cowpea and 10:60:30 kg NPK /ha for Desmanthus under irrigated conditions. Half of this dose will be sufficient under rainfed conditions for these crops.
  • For all other rainfed pulses, fertilizer dose of 10:25:0 kg NPK/ha is recommended as basal dose. Biofertilizers viz., Azospirillum + Rhizobium + phospho-bacterium mixture both as seed inoculation and soil application is recommended. Wherever possible specific strains of rhizobium should be used for better results.
Last modified: Tuesday, 11 October 2011, 9:06 AM