Vol. 3, Issue 6 (2018)
Climate resilient intervention in pigeonpea under drought condition for food security
Author(s): Raju G Teggelli, Shankrayya, DV Srinivas Reddy, Zahir Ahmed
Abstract: Field experiments were conducted in NICRA village (Melakunda B) of Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Kalaburagi to study the influence of seed priming with CaCl2 (2%) in pigeonpea growth, yield and quality parameters during 2018-19 under rainfed condition. The result reveals that, seed priming with CaCl2 (2%) recorded higher Plant height (185.7 cm), Number of branches (17.3), Total number of pods (293 pods/plant), Number of seed/pod (4.2), 100 seed weight (10.7), Seed yield (13.6 q/ha) and higher seed quality parameters like seed germination (92 %), root length (11.3 cm), and field emergence (87 %) compared to control under drought condition.