Crop Production :: Pulses :: Field Lab-Lab
Field Lab-Lab (Mochai) ( Lab lab purpureus (L.) var. lignosus )
SEASON AND VARIETIES
DESCRIPTION OF MOCHAI VARIETIES
MANAGEMENT OF FIELD OPERATIONS
1. FIELD PREPARATION
Prepare the land to fine tilth.
2. SEED TREATMENT WITH FUNGICIDES
Treat the seeds with Carbendezim (or) Thiram @ 2g/kg of seed 24hrs before sowing (or) with talc formulation of Trichoderma viride @ 4 g/kg seed (or) Pseudomonas fluorescens @ 10 g/kg seed.
Biocontrol agents are compatible with biofertilizers.
First treat the seeds with biocontrol agents and then with Rhizobium. Fungicides and biocontrol agents are incompatible.
3. SEED TREATMENT WITH BACTERIAL CULTURE
Fungicide treated seeds should be again treated with bacterial culture. There should be an interval of atleast 24 hours between fungicidal and bacterial culture treatments. Three packets of bacterial culture are sufficient for treating seeds required for one hectare. The bacterial culture may be prepared with rice kanji. Dry the inoculated seeds in shade for 15 minutes, before sowing.
4. FERTILIZER APPLICATION
a)Apply fertilizers basally before sowing.
Rainfed : 12.5 kg N + 25 kg P2O5 + 12.5 kg K2 O +10 kg S*/ha Irrigated : 25 kg N + 50 kg P2O5 + 25 kg K2O + 20 kg S*/ha
Dibble the seeds, adopting the following spacing.
6. WEED MANAGEMENT
7. WATER MANAGEMENT
Irrigate immediately after sowing, followed by life irrigation on the third day. Irrigate at intervals of 7to 10 days depending upon soil and climatic conditions. Flowering and pod formation stages are critical periods when irrigation is a must. Avoid water stagnation at all stages. Apply KCl at 0.5 per cent as foliar spray during vegetative stage if there is moisture stress.
Dry pods may be collected for grain purposes. Green mature pods may be collected for vegetable purpose.
Updated on : March 2014