The number of diabetic patients is increasing due to irregular eating habits. With the number of diabetics, the demand for stevia is also increasing continuously. Stevia, which is sweeter than sugar, is helpful in controlling the sugar level in our body.
These days, many farmers are paying more attention to the cultivation of such crops in addition to traditional crops, which can give them more profit in less time. Stevia is also included in these crops. Let us get detailed information on how to increase the yield of Stevia along with its production, sales and profits.
Increase the yield of Stevia in this way
To increase the number of leaves in stevia plants, it is necessary to pluck the flowers.
First harvest of flowers is done about 30 days after transplanting.
Second harvesting of flowers is done 45 days after transplanting.
Third harvesting should be done about 60 days after transplanting of plants.
Fourth harvesting should be done 75 days after transplanting and fifth harvesting should be done 90 days after transplanting.
Harvesting and Yield
The leaves are harvested 3 to 4 times per year.
After harvesting the leaves should be dried in the shade for 3 to 4 days.
Generally 4 to 6 tonnes of dry leaves are obtained per acre of land per year i.e. 4 cuttings.
sales and profits
The demand for stevia leaves is increasing in the national market as well as in the international market.
Its leaves are sold at the rate of 60 to 120 rupees per kg in the national markets.
Its leaves are sold in the international market at the rate of 300 to 400 rupees per kg.
Apart from the sale of dry leaves, extracts from the leaves can also be sold.
By making powder of dry leaves and selling it, double profit can be obtained as compared to dry leaves.
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