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CASTOR-Tips for higher yield

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CASTOR-Tips for higher yield

  • Always use quality seeds (certified hybrid/variety seed) procured from authorized agencies.
  • Avoid continuous cropping of castor year after year in the same field, particularly in the wilt endemic areas, and adopt at least 2 year crop rotation.
  • Sow the crop with first monsoon rains by measures to control red hairy caterpillar.
  • Treat the seed with recommended fungicides before sowing to ward off wilt and root rot diseases.
  • Adopt recommended cultural practices
  • Apply recommended fertilizer dose to ensure better crop nutrition and yields.
  • Adopt need-based measures for managing diseases and insect pests.
  • Harvest the crop at appropriate time.



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Please note that this is the opinion of the author and is Not Certified by ICAR or any of its authorised agents.