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Yam Package of Practice

Varieties :

Sree Keerthi, Sree Roopa, Sree Shilpa, Sree Latha, Sree Subhra, Sree Priya

Spacing :

90 cm X 90 cm

Seed rate :

12.5 q/ha

Tuber treatment :

Treat the tuber with 0.05% Monocrotophos for 10 minutes to control scale insects

Manure :

FYM @ 10 tonnes/ha

Fertilizer :

80:60:60 kg N:P2O5:K2O/ha Apply full dose of P2O5 and K2O and 50% N at planting and rest 50% N after 7-8 weeks after planting

Planting :

Plant the sprouted tubers in the mounds below 5 cm depth

Interculture :

Give staking to crop immediately after planting. Two weedings and earthing up after 45 and 90 days after planting.

Harvesting :

8-9 months after planting.

Average Yield :

25-30 tonne/ha