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Plantago (Isabgol) Cultivation

Plantago (Isabgol) Cultivation

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PLANTAGO (ISABGOL) CULTIVATION.
PLANTAGO (ISABGOL) CULTIVATION.

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Published by: Eswara Reddy on Jul 21, 2013
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PLANTAGO (ISABGOL) CULTIVATION
S ESWARA REDDY
 
Botanical Name :
 
Plantago ovata
Family :
PlantaginaceaeISABGOL grows well in sandy loam to loamy soils at pH 7.2 to 8.5 but avoid soils with poordrainage.
Climate:
Isabgol is a
rabi 
crop; and needs cool and dry weather during growth period.
Land Preparation:
By ploughing and harrowing bring the soil to tine tilth.
Sowing:
For good germination fresh seeds should be used @ 4 kg per hectare after treatment withMercuric compounds @ 3 mg/kg. Since the seeds are small and light in weight, they shouldbe mixed with Sufficient quantity of fine sand.
Improved Varieties:
G1, G2, Niharika.
Sowing Time:
Generally November to December^ However^ sowing in the first week of December is ideal.Early sowing with high seed rate makes the crop susceptible to downy mildew. Line sowing(20-22 cm between rows)
is
preferred rather than broadcasting.

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