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Chick Pea

$2.00 per lb.

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2 - 9 lbs.
$1.80 / lb.
10 - 19 lbs.
$1.60 / lb.
20 - 29 lbs.
$1.40 / lb.
30 - 39 lbs.
$1.20 / lb.
40 - 49 lbs.
$1.00 / lb.
50+ lbs.
$0.80 / lb.

Chickpeas, also known as Garbanzo Beans, are widely known for their nutritious seed and are a staple food in India, Africa, and Central America. In the cover crop world, chickpea is a cool season annual crop performing optimally in 70° to 80°F daytime temperatures and 64° to 70°F night temperatures. Grown usually as a rainfed cool-weather crop or as a dry climate crop in semi-arid regions. They produce good yields in drier conditions because of their deep tap root. Heavier rainfall seasons (over 30 in. annually) show reduced yields due to disease outbreaks and stem lodging problems from the excessive vegetative growth. Areas with lighter, well distributed rainfall patterns have produced the highest yield and quality chickpea seed. Chickpea does best on fertile sandy, loam soils with good internal drainage. Good drainage is necessary because even short periods of flooded or waterlogged fields reduce growth and increases susceptibility to root and stem rots.Chickpea can be grown as a sole crop or intercropped with linseed, sorghum and other crops. It can also be grown in rotation with flax, sorghum, pearl millet, teff, wheat or other crops.

Basic Info

Maturity
Late May- Early July
Seeds/lb
2,200
C/N Ratio
12:22
Growth Habit
Prostrate
Winter Hardiness
Zone 5A

Use

Nitrogen Fixing Potential
8/ 50-100
N Scavenge
5
Dry Matter
3,500-5,500
Lasting Residue
5
Erosion Control
7
Traffic Bearing
3
Grazing Potential
10
Forage Harvest
7
Root Type
Branching Taproot
Soil Builder
5
Cash Crop Interseeding
9

*Based on a 1-10 scale. 1 = Poor : 5 = Average : 10 = Excellent

Advantages

Like other legumes, chickpeas can be rotated with nitrogen intensive crops because of their symbiotic association with nitrogen fixing bacteria. They can make a great soil builder when planted after something like grass or broadleaf.

Subsoiler
3
Surface Compaction
7
Rendering P & K
5
Traffic Bearing
3
Nematode Control
1
Disease Control
5
Allelopathic Effect
3
Weed Control
3
Short Growth Time
8

*Based on a 1-10 scale. 1 = Poor : 5 = Average : 10 = Excellent

Disadvantages

Chickpeas are not very competitive when it comes to weeds especially when dealing with early weeds. Do not plant in fields with major weed problems especially perennials such as quackgrass, Kochia, lambsquarter, nightshade, and canada thistle. Not recommended to grow more than 3 years due to crop disease risk. Ascochyta blight, caused by the fungus Aschochyta rabiei, is the most significant challenge in the production of chickpeas in the Northern Plains and around the world. Chickpea has a natural resistance to insects due to the hairy nature of the plant’s leaves, stems, and pods. The plant excretes malic acid from these hairs, leaving the crop unattractive to most insects.

Weed Potential
7
Potential Insect/Nematode Risk
3
Crop Disease Risk
3
Effect Cash Crop
3
Ease of Establishment
9
Ease of Till-Kill
3
Ease of Chem-Kill
8
Ease of Mow-Kill
8

*Based on a 1-10 scale. 1 = Poor : 5 = Average : 10 = Excellent

Planting

Chickpea grows best in fertile sandy, loam soils with good internal drainage. Chickpeas are highly susceptible to root and stem rots so good drainage is necessary. Does not grow well in saline soil or waterlogged soil. Even short exposures to floods and sitting water can affect yields. This plant has an indeterminate growth habit which allows the plant to develop leafs even after the blooming period. It will continue to flower and set pods as long as climate conditions are right. For no-till operations, an even distribution of previous crop residue helps in establishing a uniform population. Weeds must be killed prior to planting. This can be accomplished with a labeled application of glyphosate which should be applied 1 or 2 weeks prior to seeding.

Ideal Planting Time
Early SpringAugust - October
Ideal Planting Depth
1/5 - 1/4"
Min Germination Temp(F)
42
Drilled Seeding Rate (lb./A)
5-6
Broadcast Seeding Rate (lb./A)
6-8
Reseeding Potential
Very Possible

Tolerance

Because of its extensive root system, chickpeas are able to withstand heavy drought by collecting water deep in the soil. Performs better than dry beans and lentils in drought and heat stress.

Heat
8
Drought
5
Shade
8
Wet Soil Tolerance
9
Low Fertility
4
pH
4.5 - 9.0

*Based on a 1-10 scale. 1 = Poor : 5 = Average : 10 = Excellent