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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 10, Issue 1 (2021)

Adaptability of wilt resistant variety VL Arhar-1 of pigeon pea under rainfed condition in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand

Author(s):

Pankaj Nautiyal, Ritika Bhaskar and Gaurav Papnai

Abstract:
Weather extremes are essential drivers determining the crop’s yield, both quantity and quality, and thereby, impacting farmers’ income and livelihood. Hill agriculture primarily depends on rainfall and consequently is more vulnerable to adverse impacts of erratic rainfall patterns. To recognize the effect of uncertainties and extremities of rainfall on VL Arhar-1 (Pigeon pea), a study was conducted by Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Chinyalisaur under NICRA project in adopted villages of Block Dunda and Bharkhot of District Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand. The aim was to promote climate resilient practices by introducing short duration and wilt resistant Pigeon pea variety in mainstream pulse cultivation of the district. Observing the lack of irrigation facilities and uneven rainfall for a long period in the area VL Arhar-1 was introduced among the farmers with rationale of not only enhancing the yield but also reduces the risk of protein malnutrition. After sequence of demonstrations and year wise data collection, VL Arhar-1 was found to perform better in terms of yield and economic returns as compared to traditional wild race, popularized as Tur among locals.

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How to cite this article:
Pankaj Nautiyal, Ritika Bhaskar and Gaurav Papnai. Adaptability of wilt resistant variety VL Arhar-1 of pigeon pea under rainfed condition in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2021;10(1):1631-1633. DOI: 10.22271/phyto.2021.v10.i1w.13580

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