Sowing of Field Pea by Line Sowing Method through PCP By PGI Pithoragarh BSc Agriculture students

Field pea (Pisum sativum L.) is a leguminous crop that is widely cultivated in temperate regions of the world. It is a valuable source of protein, fiber, and vitamins, and it is also an important crop for rotation with cereals. Field peas can be sown in a variety of ways, but one of the most common methods is line sowing. 

PGI Pithoragarh BSc Agriculture, 5th Semester Students

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A team of BSc Agriculture 5th semester students from PGI Pithoragarh recently conducted a field experiment to compare the performance of field pea sown by the line sowing method and the PCP method. The experiment was conducted in Field No. 3 at the PGI Pithoragarh agricultural research station.


practical session agriculture students
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The main objectives of this field practice were to:

  1. Learn about the line-sowing method for field pea cultivation.
  2. Understand the importance of precision planting (PCP) in field pea production.
  3. Gain hands-on experience in sowing field peas using PCP equipment.


During the field practice, students observed the following:

  1. The importance of proper seedbed preparation for ensuring good germination and emergence of field pea plants
  2. The efficiency and accuracy of using a PCP for line sowing
  3. The importance of uniform spacing of plants within the row for better crop management and yield optimization
line sowing method

The field practice on the line sowing of field peas using PCP provided the PGI BSc Agriculture 5th semester students with valuable hands-on experience in precision planting techniques. The students learned about the importance of proper seedbed preparation, seed treatment, and sowing depth for optimizing field pea production. They also gained insights into the benefits of using PCP in terms of ensuring uniform spacing, reducing seed waste, and improving labor efficiency. Overall, the field practice was a successful learning experience for the students, enhancing their understanding of field pea cultivation and precision agriculture practices.

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