Chickpea Varieties: Pusa Chana 10216, this new variety of chickpea will give high yield even with low water.

New Breed of Desi Gram Pusa Chicks 10216

Chickpea is the main rabi season pulse crop in the country, farmers in many states mainly grow chickpeas because chickpeas can be grown easily with less water than wheat. Now is the time to sow chickpeas. In this situation, farmers want to plant new varieties of chickpea seeds so that they can get more production and better profit. One such production is Desi Chhola of Pusa Institute, New Delhi New Breed Pusa Chicks 10216 It is developed which is disease resistant and produces well even with less water.

This variety of chickpea has been developed for the central part of the country especially in the Bundelkhand region of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, South Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. Farmers can easily cultivate this variety in rainfed areas as this variety does not require much irrigation.

Characteristics of Pusa Chhana 10216 breed

Chickpeas of this variety mature in about 106 days. The main characteristic of Pusa Chana 10216 variety is that this variety is moderately resistant to major gram diseases like Ukhatha disease, dry root rot and stunt disease. Also, this variety is moderately resistant to pod borer, an insect that affects chickpeas. Through sequencing of QTL hotspots in linkage group-4, this chickpea variety has been developed as the first drought tolerant variety in the country. MAS– Made from derived varieties.

Production capacity of Pusa chicks is 10216

Good yield is obtained from this variety of chickpea even under low humidity conditions. The average yield potential of this variety in low humidity is about 14.8 quintal/ha. Whereas under low moisture conditions, this variety has a maximum yield of about 25.8 quintals per hectare. 100 seeds of this variety weigh about 22.2 grams.

Main points of chickpea cultivation

We tell you that with proper drainage, sandy loam to clayey soils are suitable for gram cultivation. At the same time, in the plains of north-west and north-east India, the suitable time for sowing gram can be from the second fortnight of October in rainy conditions and up to 15 November in irrigated conditions.

At the time of sowing, farmers should remember that the seeds should be sown at a depth of about 10 cm in the soil. Due to the shallow depth, the chances of contracting this disease are high. Whereas in case of late sowing, row to row distance should be kept at 22.5 cm. Whereas, being a pulse crop, treatment of chickpea seeds with proper rhizobium inoculation gives about 10-15 percent more yield.

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