grown on 6 thousand hectares during 2002-2003. It is mainly
grown in Hoshiarpur district under rainfed conditions. The
crop can successfully be grown in other parts of the State
under limited irrigation conditions with low inputs.
48 : It is an early maturing variety with erect,
semi-dwarf plant type. It matures in about 135 days. It has
long pods with more number of seeds per pod. It has very
attractive light green, bold seeds, slightly wrinkled and
possess high swelling capacity. It has very good nutritional
and cooking quality. It has high protein content. Due to its
early maturity, it escapes heavy damage from pod borer and
powdery mildew. It gives an average grain yield of 8 quintal
PG 3 :
This variety has a dwarf plant type with white flowers. It is
early in flowering and maturity. The grains are creamy white,
slightly wrinkled and possess high swelling capacity. It has
very good nutritional and cooking quality. It has high protein
content. Due to its early maturity, it escapes heavy damage
from pod borer and powdery mildew. It matures in about 135
days. It gives an average grain yield of 7 quintal per acre.
cultivation of cowpea is recommended in the irrigated areas of
Punjab State. It is often grown with maize to get not only a
higher yield but also increased nutrients from the green
fodder. It enables the dairy cattle to maintain good milk
yield during the hot and dry summer.
: This is a dual purpose variety recommended for cultivation
throughout the State for fodder and as pulse crop. It is also
highly resistant to yellow mosaic virus and Anthracnose
disease. It has large pods and bold seeds. The seed color
which is chocolate-brown is most attractive for culinary
purpose. Its average grain yield is 4.4 quintals per acre but
it has the potential of yielding 6.3 quintals per acre under
suitable conditions. On an average, it yields 110 quintals of
green fodder per acre.
Lentil is a
protein rich pulse crop of Punjab. It occupied an area of 4
thousand hectares with a production of 3 thousand tones during
the year 2002-2003. The average yield was 651 kg/ha (260
LL 699 :
The plants are short , erect with profuse branching. Its
plants are dark green, bear high number of pods and are early
in flowering. It matures in 145 days. It is moderately
resistant to rust and blight diseases and possesses good
tolerance to pod borer. It has good culinary properties.
Average grain yield is 5 quintal per acre.
The plants are short , erect with profuse branching. It
bears high number of pods and is early in flowering. It
matures in 150 days. Seeds are olive with dark spotting,
attractive and possess good taste and cooking quality. Average
grain yield is 4.5 quintal per acre.
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