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Lentil

Climatic Requirements | Season | Soil |Variety

 

Lentil is mostly grown in the northern plains, central and eastern parts of India. It is grown on about 10 lakh hectares of land. India ranks first in the world in respect of production as well as acreage.

 

  Climatic Requirements

 

Lentil requires cold climate. It can tolerate cold and frost winter up to great extent. It can be grown successfully at the height of 3000 metres. It requires cold temperature during its vegatative growth and warm temperature at a time of maturity. The optimum temperature for growth is 18-30 degree centigrade.

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  Season

 

Lentil is sown in the winter season. It is very hardy and can tolerate frost and severe winter to great extent.

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  Soil

 

Lentil can be grown on a variety of soils such as light loams; alluvial soils and black cotton soils. This crop is also suited to the poorer types of soils, low lying areas such as paddy fields and even to moderate alkaline soils.

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  Variety

 

There are lot of varietes of Lentil avialable in the market which give the desired output to the farmers. Selection of varieties depends mainly on the following factors:
  • Method Of Sowing
  • Crop Rotation
  • Pest and Disease
  • Irrigration Facilities
  • Climatic Conditions
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