Maruvu planting procedures and production techniques

The botanical name of Maruvu is Origanum majorana L.; it belongs to the  Labiatae

Varieties: Local.
Soil and climate: Well drained loamy soils.
Propagation and planting: Cuttings from the previous crop are planted during December - January on both the sides of the ridges at 30 x 15 cm spacing.

Irrigation: Once in 4 to 5 days.
Basal: FYM 25 t/ha. NPK 55:110:60 kg/ha.
Top dressing: After first cutting 55 kg N/ha.

Plant protection against  Pests
Aphids: Spray dimethoate 30 EC or methyl demeton 25 EC at 2 ml/lit.

Duration: 2 years.

Harvest: The herbage becomes ready for harvest in 100 days and thereafter once in every 30 to 40 days.

Yield: 10,000 kg of herbage/year/ha.

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