The risks in traditional farming have increased in the recent past. In such a situation, horticulture is popular among farmers. in which farmers papaya cultivation It is considered a profitable deal. But, necessary precautions are necessary between papaya cultivation and benefits. Overall it is clear that if necessary precautions are not taken while cultivating papaya, then there are less benefits and more chances of harm. In view of these things, TV9 has
Spoke to senior fruit scientist Dr SK Singh. Who has shared important tips for farmers.
Water should not stop in papaya field
Regarding the topic of how to make papaya cultivation profitable, senior fruit scientist Dr SK Singh explains that the ideal temperature for growing and yielding papaya should be from 21 centigrade to 36 centigrade. On the other hand, it is necessary to have adequate drainage soil for the successful cultivation of papaya, because it is impossible to save papaya if the water stagnates in the papaya field for more than 24 hours. He further says that papaya crop produces good flowering in soil with moisture in hot weather and dry nature in cool weather conditions. Exposure to extremely low temperatures can damage leaves and even kill plants. The best soil pH for papaya is between 6.0 and 7.0.
Plant nursery can be prepared in two ways
According to fruit expert Dr SK Singh, farmers can prepare papaya nursery in two ways. In which one way is a raised bed and the other way is a polythene bag. He further explains that in raising the nursery in the raised bed method, the soil is prepared very well and in proper quantity all the cow dung manure and seeds are sown with proper spacing. At the same time, papaya seeds are sown in polythene bags to prepare nursery in polythene bag method. After this, after 30 to 45 days, the plants can be transplanted in the main area.
Keep these things in mind for transplanting plants
After the papaya plants are ready in the nursery of fruit specialist Dr. SK Singh, the land has to be prepared for their planting. For this it is necessary that the land is prepared well through frequent plowing and hoeing and pits 1 feet long and 1 feet deep and 1 feet wide are dug. According to Dr Singh, allow the dug pits to dry in the sun for at least 15 days, after which plants can be planted in the main area.
Half of the dug pit can be filled with soil excavated with 5 gm Carbofuran and 25-30 gm DAP at least 15 days before planting. Plants prepared in the nursery, along with the soil and root, the cover is removed and placed in the center of the pit filled with half soil, and half covered with the remaining soil.
Light irrigation should be given immediately after planting. If the DAP is not able to be put in the pits dug 15 days ago, then chemical fertilizer should not be applied at the time of transplanting, as it can damage the roots.
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