Lentil pp 173-186 | Cite as

Commercial cultivation and Profitability

  • Michael Materne
  • A. Amarender Reddy

Abstract

Lentil has been an important source of protein in many countries where it has been grown for many centuries. In traditional growing regions, lentils are often grown with little or no inputs like fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides on small farms to supply food for the local people. Production and profitability on these farms contrasts with that on farms in more developed countries where lentils have only been grown for a short period and is export orientated

Keywords

Europe Transportation Boron Income Milling 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Materne
    • 1
  • A. Amarender Reddy
    • 2
  1. 1.Grains Innovation ParkThe Department of Primary IndustriesVictoriaAustralia
  2. 2.Centre for Poverty and Rural developmentAdministrative Staff College of IndiaHyderabad

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