Turnip: Keep these things in mind for better yield


लेखक : Soumya Priyam

Turnips are one of the few root crops cultivated in cold climates. It is most commonly used as a vegetable and salad. Apart from this, the vegetative part of turnip i.e. its leaves is used as nutritious food for animals. If you also want to do turnip cultivation this season, then it is necessary to have some information related to it. Let us get detailed information on turnip cultivation through this post.

Suitable time for cultivation of turnips

  • In plain areas, it should be cultivated in the month of September to October.

  • The month from July to October is suitable for its cultivation in hilly areas.

Suitable soil and climate

  • It can be successfully cultivated in a wide variety of soils.

  • For good yield, cultivate in fertile loamy soil and sandy loam soil containing bacteria.

  • It should be cultivated in cold climate.

  • It is necessary to have a temperature of about 20 to 25 degree centigrade for the growth of plants.

  • Seed quantity and method of seed treatment

  • For cultivation per acre of land, 1.2 to 1.6 kg seed is required.

  • Before sowing, treat seed with 3 gm of Bavistin or Captan per kg of seed.

farm preparation method

  • Turnip is a root crop. For better development of the roots, the soil must be friable.

  • While preparing the field, first of all do deep ploughing once with earth turning plow.

  • After this, do light plowing 2 to 3 times.

  • Sow the seeds in line.

  • Keep a distance of 30 to 40 cm between all the lines.

  • Keep plant to plant distance of 10 to 15 cm.

  • Sow the seeds at a depth of 2-3 cm.

Irrigation and Weed Control

  • Irrigate 8 to 10 days after sowing.

  • Thereafter, irrigation is given at an interval of 10 to 15 days.

  • To control weeds, weeding is done in the field.

  • Weeding should be done about 2 to 3 times in turnip crop.

Read also:

  • Get information about improved varieties of turnip from here.

We hope this information will prove to be important for you. If you liked the information given in this post, then like this post and also share it with other farmers. So that other farmer friends can also take advantage of this information to get better yield of turnip. Ask us your questions related to this through comments.

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