Performance of Rabi Blackgram (Vigna mungoL.,) under Different Sowing Windows

K Reddemma

Department of Agronomy, Agricultural College, Mahanandi, ANGRAU, Andhra Prasesh, India.

M. Sreenivas Reddy *

Department of Agronomy, Agricultural College, Mahanandi, ANGRAU, Andhra Prasesh, India.

M Kishan Tej

Department of Entomology, SMGR Agricultural College Udayagiri, ANGRAU, Andhra Prasesh, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Field experiment was conducted at the College Farm, Agricultural College, Mahanandi of Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University during the period from October, 2017 to January 2018 to evaluate the performance of rabiblackgram (Vigna mungo L.) under different sowing windows. The experimental site was sandy loam and it was neutral in reaction with a pH of 7.30, EC of 0.20 ds m-1. The experiment comprised four blackgram varieties viz., TBG-104, LBG-787, GBG-1 and PU-31 and four sowing dates viz., 1st fort night of October, 2nd fort night of October, 1st fort night November and 2nd fort night November.The experiment was laid out in randomized block design with factorial concept (FRBD) having sixteen treatments and three replications. Results showed that varieties and dates of sowings significantly influenced all the parameters in the growth attributing experimentation characters such as plant height, dry weight, leaf area index, and yield attributing characters like number of pods plant-1, number of seeds pod-1 and 1000 seed weight and seed yield (kg ha-1), haulm yield (kg ha-1) and harvest index (%) and were found highest in PU-31and lowest in LBG-787. With regard to sowing windows, the higher as well as lower values of  these  parameters  were  observed with  sowing 1st  fort night  of October and 2nd  fort night of November, respectively. Sowing PU-31 on 1st  fort night  of  October  and  2nd  fort  night  of  November  gave  the  highest  seed  yield (856.42 kg ha-1) and haulm yield (2473.96 kg ha-1) respectively. Overall the results proved that 1st FN of October seems to be the appropriate sowing date for getting higher yield of black gram during rabi season. Among different varieties PU-31 came out with higher yield followed by GBG-1, TBG-104 and LBG-787.

Keywords: Blackgram, vignamungo, legume, fabaceae

How to Cite

Reddemma, K., Reddy, M. S., & Tej, M. K. (2024). Performance of Rabi Blackgram (Vigna mungoL.,) under Different Sowing Windows. Journal of Experimental Agriculture International, 46(6), 30–44.


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