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Bitter Gourd Manure & Fertilizer Application

Bitter Gourd Manuring & Fertilization

The fertilizer doses to be applied depend on variety, fertility of soil, climate and season of planting.Generally well decomposed FYM (15-20 t/ha) is mixed with the soil during ploughing. Therecommended dose of fertilizer to be applied per hectare is 50-100 kg. N, 40-60 kg P2O5 and 30-60 kg   K2O. Half the N and entire P & K should be applied before planting. The balance N is given at the time of  flowering. The fertilizer is applied in a ring at 6-7 cm from the base of the stem. It is better to complete all the fertilizer applications just before the fruit set.

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