Sowing can be done during June- July and October -November
Seed rate :
About 10 kg of seeds is required for a hectare.
Treat the seeds with Rhizobium @ 600 g/ha using rice gruel as binder. Dry the treated seeds in shade for 15-30 minutes before sowing.
Dibble the seeds on the sides of the ridges at 15 cm apart.
Irrigate the field immediately after sowing and then followed at weekly intervals.
Application of fertilizers :
Apply FYM 25 t/ha, Azospirillum and Phosphobacteria each 2 kg/ha, N 25, P 50 and K 25 kg/ha as basal. 25 kg N/ha is applied as top dressing on 30 days after sowing.
Leaf hopper,aphids,glasshouse whitefly :
Leaf hopper can be controlled by spraying Methyl demeton 25 EC 1 ml/lit or Dimethoate 30 EC 1 ml/lit.
Spray phosalone 35 EC @ 1.5 ml/lit. Pod borer Pod borer can be controlled by spraying Carbaryl 50 WP 2 g/lit; or Quinalphos 25 EC 2 ml/lit.
Leaf spot : can be controlled by spraying Mancozeb 2 g/lit.
Powdery mildew can be controlled by spraying Wettable sulphur 2 g/lit or dust with Sulphur 25 kg/ha. Repeat the application at 15 days interval.
5 – 7 t pods/ha in 90 days can be obtained.