Kaunch is commonly known a Velvet Bean, Bengal Velvet Bean, Lacuna Bean and Atmagupta
It is a tropical legume native to Africa and tropical Asia
Kaunch is an important forage, fallow and green manure crop.
It is widely cultivated throughout India ranging from Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Kaunch is widely used for its medicinal properties in Unani and Ayurvedic medicines
Seeds and roots are the economically important part of Kaunch
Benefits of Kaunch - It is used as and for:
Kaunch is an annual climbing shrub with long vines reaching over 15 meters.
It grows in all types of soil with good drainage and thrives well in the temperature ranging from 15-38C.
When plants are young they are covered with fuzzy hair, which disappears as the plant grows old
Leaves are tripinnate, ovate, rhombous shaped. Leaves are heavily grooved with pointed tips
Kaunch bears white/lavender/purple colored flowers, which are arranged in axillary panicle.
Kaunch Fruits are pods which are profusely covered by creamish hairs. They cause severe itching when they come in contact with skin
Seeds are shiny black or brown colored with white spots
Collar Rot is the major documented Biotic Stress
|Crop Stage||Products||Dosage||Method Of Application||Benefits|
|Inorganic fertilizer||Geoxol.COM||15 kg / hectare / application with basal fertilizer, if soil organic carbon (more than / equal to 0.5%) and bulk denisty (less than or equal to 1.6 g / cm3)||Soil Application||Rejuvenates soil for sustainable growth of crops|
|Organic fertilizer||Mycoxol4G||500 g / hectare / application, if soil pH (less than / equal to 7.5) and available P (more than / equal to 15 kg / ha)||Soil Application||Reduces incidence of soil borne diseases, improves availability of phosphorous and other micronutrients|
|Vegetative Growth||Privid||1000 ml / hectare / application||Foliar Application||Improves vegetative growth and reduces disease pressure|
|Vegetative Growth||Privid||1200 ml / hectare / application||Foliar Application||Promotes vegetative growth|
|Pre flowering||Silixol OSA||1000 ml / hectare / application||Foliar Application||Reduces impact of abiotic stress|
|Pre flowering||PeakMAX||1000 ml / hectare / application||Foliar Application||Reduces disease pressure|
|Fruit development||Silixol OSA||1000 ml / hectare / application||Foliar Application||Improves accumulation of secondary metabolites|
|Vegetative Stage||Biofuze||3 ml / liter of water - Repeat sprays at a interval of 2-3 weeks as per pest attack||Foliar Application||Reduces population of sucking pests|
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Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400709.