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how to cultivate radish


The crop is ready about 1 month after sowing of radish. It can be cultivated throughout the year. It is included in the vegetables with edible roots. Many nutrients are found in it like vitamin B6 , calcium, copper, magnesium, potassium, folic acid etc.

soil and climate

  • The friable and sandy loam soils are best for its cultivation.

  • The pH level of the soil should be 5.5 to 6.8 for a good crop.

  • For good production of radish, cool climate is required.

  • The optimum temperature for its cultivation is 10-15 degree Celsius.

  • It can also be cultivated in hot temperatures.

Correct amount of seed, seed treatment and yield

  • According to different varieties, 2 to 4 kg of seed is required per acre of field.

  • Per kg seed should be treated with 2.5 gm Thiram.

  • The average yield of radish is 80 quintals per acre of field.

farm preparation

  • Radish roots go deep into the soil. Therefore, once deep plowing of the field must be done.

  • After this, do light plowing 3 to 4 times by cultivator or native plow.

  • After plowing, plant a pad in the field.

Fertilizer and weed control

  • For good yield, mix 80-100 quintals of decomposed cow dung per acre of land at the time of tillage.

  • Mix 40 kg of Nitrogen, 20 kg of Phosphorous and 40 kg of Potash per acre of field.

  • Spray 20 kg of nitrogen at the time of sowing of the field and 20 kg at the time of plant growth.

  • To control weeds, weeding should be done 2 to 3 times.

  • Spraying of 250-300 liters of water per acre with 1 liter of Pendimethalin within 2-3 days of sowing gives relief from weeds.

irrigation and harvesting

  • Give first irrigation after sowing.

  • Irrigation should be done at an interval of 6-7 days during summer season.

  • Irrigate at an interval of 10 to 12 days in cold weather.

  • Radish crop is ready for digging 40 to 50 days after sowing.

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Soumya Priyam

Dehaat Expert

21 September 2021

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