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Cultivation of Clusterbean

Cluster bean is a legume crop. It has been cultivated in the sub-continent for centuries because of its importance. About 95% of the world’s cluster bean is produced in the Indian subcontinent. It contains about 35% of the protein content as compare to animal meat. Therefore, cluster bean can also be cultivated in combination with non-legumes crops such as maize, millet and maize. In addition, it can be used as a vegetable and pulses. Cluster bean can be used as a green manure which plays an important role in increasing the fertility of the soil. Cluster bean increase 300 pounds of nitrogen from the environment to soil in one season. The cluster bean is farmer friendly, soil friendly and environmentally friendly.

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