What to do to increase the production capacity of Ladyfinger in Zaid

Published on: 26-Feb-2024

Okra is cultivated in the Zaid season. Okra cultivation is easy and suitable. The scientific name of Ladyfinger is Albemoschus esculentus. Lady finger is a hot-season vegetable, it is also known as okra in English. It contains many nutrients which play an important role in maintaining our health. 

Select high-yielding varieties 

Farmers select better varieties to produce ladyfinger. The high-yielding crops of Ladyfinger are Kashi Kranti, Kashi Pragati, Arka Anamika, and Parbhadi Kranti. Farmers can earn more profits by producing these varieties. 

Climate required for plant growth and yield 

A suitable climate is necessary for good growth of plants. Okra is a summer plant, it cannot tolerate cold weather for a long time. Okra can be cultivated in any type of soil but clay loamy soil is considered more suitable for it. 

There should also be good arrangements for drainage in the field. For the cultivation of okra, the pH level is said to be between 5 -and 6.5. 

Plant spacing to maximize plant size and yield

Ladyfinger plants are planted very close to each other. Okra is sown in rows, the distance of which should be 12 -24 inches. To control the weeds in the ladyfinger plant, weeding should be done from time to time. Okra requires abundant sunlight for its growth. 

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Nutrient management to increase production of ladyfinger 

To increase the cultivation of ladyfinger, farmers can use cow dung manure. While preparing the field for okra cultivation, fertilizers can also be used in it. Also, organic fertilizers can be sprayed in the field 4-6 weeks after sowing of okra. 

Seed treatment 

It is more important to select good varieties for good and better production of ladyfinger. Apart from this, before sowing ladyfinger, treat the seeds properly to ensure that the seeds are not suffering from any disease. 

If the seed is infected with disease then the crop will not be good. For seed treatment, farmers should mix 2 grams of Carbendazim per liter of water and soak the seeds in it for 6 hours. After the time is over, dry the seeds in the shade. 

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Disease Control 

To control diseases in okra crops, farmers can also adopt crop rotation. This reduces diseases in the plant and also increases production. 

Inspect the crop daily, by doing this crop diseases can be prevented. Spinosad can be sprayed on ladyfinger to prevent pests.