AgroStar Krishi Gyaan
Pune, Maharashtra
07 Oct 19, 10:00 AM
Advisory ArticleAgroStar Agronomy Centre of Excellence
Management of Onion Nursery
• Seedlings are cultivated in the 2-4 guntha area to be transplanted in one acre field. • The site picked for the cultivation of onion should be weed-free and well-drained. • The nursery should be grown in an area with sufficient sunshine. If weed growth is possible, light irrigation should be provided followed by weeding and the seeds should be sown after the application of manure. Seeds are to be sown on the nursery bed. • The bed should be uniform and adequately levelled so that there is no waterlogging around the seedlings. Therefore, seedlings do not rot.
• The bed should be 1 meter broad, 3-4 meters long and 15 cm high. • Add well-decomposed manure with Trichoderma Viridae while preparing a nursery bed. • If the percentage of germination is good, 2.5-3 kg of seed is adequate for one acre of planting. • Seeds should be treated with 2.5 to 5 g of Thiram or Captan or Carbendazim prior to sowing. • Light irrigation should be provided immediately after sowing for better germination of the seed, and second irrigation should be given after 7 days. • Weeding should be done if weeds exist. Earthing up is supposed to be performed. Irrigation should be conducted 24 hours prior to transplantation. It will, therefore, be easy to remove the seedlings. • The seedlings will be ready to be transplanted within 40 to 50 days of cultivation. • While seedlings are prepared for transplantation, there may be a possibility of thrips incidence and damping off. To control thrips, spray Quinolphos 25 EC @15 ml/pump and control damping off problem spray Mancozeb @25 gm/10 litres of water with an interval of 10-15 days. Source: AgroStar Agronomy Centre of Excellence If you find this information useful, click on the yellow thumbs up sign under the photo and also share this with your farmer friends using the options given below.