Onion is cultivated in both Rabi and Kharif seasons. Special attention should be paid to nursery preparation to obtain healthy onion seedlings. If the nursery is not prepared properly, then the germination of seeds will be difficult and many diseases can also occur in the plants. The method of preparing onion nursery in Rabi season can be seen from here.
Rabi onion nursery preparation time
The best time for nursery preparation in this season is from October to November.
Planting should be done in the main field in December-January.
Onion crop is ready from April to May.
nursery preparation method
It is better to choose fertile and loamy land for preparing onion nursery.
Do not allow water logging in the nursery. Make good drainage system.
The land selected for nursery should be plowed well 2-3 times.
After this, make the soil friable and level by applying a pat.
Onion seeds are planted in the beds.
Therefore, prepare beds 20-25 cm high from the ground surface.
Seed treatment and sowing method
Treat seed per kg with 2 gm Thiram or Bavistin.
After sowing the seeds in all the beds, sprinkle well decomposed cow dung on the beds.
Sow the seeds at a distance of 5 to 8 cm and a depth of about 1 cm.
Cover the beds with straw.
This protects the seed from strong sunlight, rain etc. and also facilitates germination.
After seed germination, spray Dithane M45@2gm/Ltr of water. This reduces the risk of root rot disease and many other diseases.
By preparing nursery in this way, you will be able to get disease free and healthy plants of onion. If you found this information important, then like this post and also share it with other farmers. Ask us your questions related to this through comments.
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