GreenManure

Dhiancha (Sesbania Aculeata)

Dhiancha (Sesbania Aculeata): Grown in all seasons in all soil conditions where sufficient moisture is available. March to April is best for seed production.
Seed Rate: 30 Kg/ Acre for Green matter.
Spacing: Broad casting method.
Seed treatment: Mix seeds with specific Rhizobium strain @ 5 packets/ hectare.
Irrigation: Once in 15-20 days.
Harvest: Incorporate green matter with 45-60 days after Sowing, for seeds 100 days after sowing.
Yield: Green Biomass 25 tons/ hectare.
Seed: 500-600 Kg/ hectare.

Sunhemp (Crolalaria junua)

Sunhemp (Crolalaria junua): A) Quick growing Greenmanure cum fiber crop.
B) Doesn’t withstand heavy irrigation or continuous water logging.
Season: Grown in all seasons. March – April is best for seed production.
Soil: Loamy soils are suitable.
Spacing: Broad casting method or 30*10 cm for green matter.45*20 cm for seed purposed.
Seed treatment: Mix with specific Rhizobium strain @ 5 packets/ hectare.
Irrigation: Once in 30 days.
Harvest: Green matter incorporation with 45-60 days after Sowing, for seed harvest 150 days.
Yield: 13-15 tons/ hectare green matter. 400 kg / hectare seed

Pillipesara (Phaseolus trilobus)

Pillipesara (Phaseolus trilobus): Dual purpose crop, yields good fodder and Greenmanure. Herbaceous creeper grows in to a short dense cover crop if sown thick. It can give 2-3 cuttings before being ploughed in to the field.
Season: Grown in all seasons. March – April is best for seed production.
Soil: Rice fallow clay soils are suitable.
SeedRating: 20 Kg/ hectare for Green matter broad casting, 10 Kg/ hectare for seed purpose.
Spacing: Broad casting method for Greenmanuer 30*10 cm for seed purpose.
Seed treatment: Mix with specific Rhizobium strain @ 5 packets/ hectare.
Irrigation: Once in 25-30 days
Harvest: Incorporate Green matter with in 60 days after Sowing, seeds from 150 days
Yield: Green Biomass 6-7 tons/ hectare. 400-500 kg / hectare seed