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Improving cultivation of lentil

Code: 9781838794101
Fred J. Muehlbauer, Washington State University, USA; and Ashutosh Sarker, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), India

Chapter synopsis: Lentil is an important food legume in the semi-arid regions of the world where it can be grown successfully on limited soil moisture and in relatively poor soils. This chapter describes agronomic practices used in lentil-producing countries, addressing methods of land preparation, sowing, harvesting, threshing and cleaning. Procedures used in developed countries where the crop is entirely mechanized are also included. The chapter suggests improvements to seed supply systems, seed varieties, planting methods, weed control, and harvesting methods.

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Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 Lentil description 3 Climate requirements for lentil cultivation 4 Land requirements for lentil cultivation 5 Nutrient requirements for lentil cultivation 6 Seed quality and treatments 7 Land preparation and planting 8 Innovations in lentil cropping systems 9 Conclusion and future trends 10 Where to look for further information 11 References

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