PLANTAGO (ISABGOL) CULTIVATION
S ESWARA REDDY
Botanical Name :
PlantaginaceaeISABGOL grows well in sandy loam to loamy soils at pH 7.2 to 8.5 but avoid soils with poordrainage.
Isabgol is a
crop; and needs cool and dry weather during growth period.
By ploughing and harrowing bring the soil to tine tilth.
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.
G1, G2, Niharika.
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)
preferred rather than broadcasting.