Horticulture :: Vegetables:: Clusterbeans

Cluster beans (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba L)

Pusa Mausmi, Pusa Sadabahar, Pusa Naubahar and MDU 1.

Well drained sandy loam with pH range of 7.5-8.0 is required. The crop tolerates salinity. It is highly adopted to regions with low precipitation and high temperature.

June - July and Oct. - Nov. Dibble the seeds on the sides of the ridges 15 cm apart

45 x15 cm.

Seed rate
10 kg per ha..

Seed treatment
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.

Preparation of field
Plough the field to fine tilth and form ridges and furrows at 45 cm apart.

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.

Plant protection
Leaf hopper , aphids, and glasshouse whitefly
Spray methyl demeton 25 EC or dimethoate 30 EC 1 ml/lit.

Ash weevils                               
Spray Azadirachtin 0.03% (300ppm) @ 2.5 ml/lit.

Leaf spot

  • Spray mancozeb @ 2 g/l.
  • Powdery mildew

  • Spray wettable sulphur @ 2 g/l or dust sulphur @ 25 kg/ha and repeat it at15 days interval.
  • Harvest and yield
    Harvesting starts at 45 days in early varieties and at 100 days in late varieties. The early varieties is 80-60 days and late varieties is 135-145 days Yield- 5 7 t/ha in 90 days.

    Market Information

    Crop growing districts


    Major markets in Tamil Nadu

    Periyar Vegetable Market Koyambedu, Chennai
    Gandhi Market, Oddanchathiram
    Natchipalayam vegetable market, Coimbatore


    Updated on December 2022
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