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Increased demand for lemon grass, earn profit by farming in this way

Increased demand for lemon grass, earn profit by farming in this way

लेखक - Soumya Priyam | 26/7/2021

Lemongrass is also known as lemon grass. It is an aromatic medicinal plant. An oil called citral is obtained from this plant. Apart from making medicine, the oil obtained from lemongrass is also used in the manufacture of cosmetics. About 1000 metric tonnes of lemongrass is produced in our country every year. The demand for lemon grass in foreign countries is increasing continuously. Talking about exports, at present, lemongrass oil worth Rs 5 crore is exported from India. In such a situation, farmers can get good profits by cultivating lemon grass. Let us get some important information related to the cultivation of lemon grass.

Suitable soil and climate for cultivation of lemon grass

  • Hot and humid climate is required for its cultivation.

  • The amount of oil in plants increases due to high temperature and sunlight.

  • It can be successfully cultivated in almost all types of soil.

  • Fertile loamy soil is best for plant growth.

  • Better yields can be obtained by cultivating it even in areas with less rainfall.

The right way to cultivate lemon grass

  • It can be cultivated by sowing of seeds as well as transplanting of cuttings of plants.

  • For cultivation by seed, first of all the nursery has to be prepared.

  • It takes 2 to 3 months to prepare a nursery.

  • The seedlings can be transplanted to the main field after the nursery grown plants have at least 10 leaves.

  • If the plants are to be transplanted from the cuttings, then the transplanting of the cuttings can be done directly in the main field.

farm preparation

  • First do one deep plowing. This will destroy the weeds already present in the field.

  • After this, make the soil level and friable by doing light plowing 2 to 3 times.

  • Prepare the beds in the field for transplanting plants and cuttings.

  • Keep a distance of 20 cm between all the works.

Irrigation and Weed Control

  • Lemongrass plants do not require much irrigation.

  • Apply light irrigation after transplanting of nursery prepared saplings or cuttings.

  • Irrigation is not required when it rains.

  • Irrigate at an interval of 8 to 10 days during summer.

  • Irrigation should be done at an interval of 12 to 15 days in cold season.

  • To control weeds, weeding should be done 2-3 times a year.

harvest harvest

  • By cultivating lemon grass once, the crop can be obtained for about 5 years.

  • The crop is ready for first harvesting 90 days after transplanting.

  • The crop can be harvested 4 to 5 times each year.

  • Harvest the plants from a height of 10 to 15 cm from the ground surface.

Read also:

  • See the method of preparing the field for the cultivation of lemongrass from here.

We hope this information will prove to be important for you. If you liked this information, then like our post and also share it with other farmers. So that other farmer friends can also take advantage of this information. Ask us your questions related to this through comments. In our upcoming post, we will share some other information related to the cultivation of lemon grass. Till then stay connected with the countryside for other interesting information related to animal husbandry and agriculture.

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