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Eggplant – Grower's Guide

Eggplant' Guide

Eggplant

Season
Can be planted in all season. Temperature 21-30 C.

Soil
Loam, Clay loam, good irrigation, pH 5.5-7 To plough the soil with dry sun 7-10 days To plough the soil deep 20 -25 cm. Additional manure rate 1-1.5 ton / rai Chemical fertilizer 15-15-15 rate 40 Kg./rai soil to cover up plot wide 100-120 cm. high 30 cm. Use plastic or strew to cover up step end.

Agriculture
Transplanting sprout 25-30 days, open water in to plot, perforate on plastic space 40-50 cm.

Fertilizer
1. With plough Fertilizer 15-15-15 rate 30 Kg./rai
2. After transplant 10-15 days Fertilizer 46-0-0 or 21-0-0 rate 15-20 Kg./rai
3. After transplant 20-25 days Fertilizer 15-15-15 or 13-13-21 rate 30 Kg./rai
4. After transplant 35-40 days Fertilizer 15-15-15 or 13-13-21 rate 30 Kg./rai
5. After transplant 55-75 days Fertilizer 15-15-15 or 13-13-21 rate 30 Kg./rai

Disease Important
1. Fusarium Wilt spray chemical Copperoxcycloride rate 30 gm./ water 20 L.
2. Anthracnose Wilt spray chemical MANCOZEB rate30 gm./ water 20 L.

Insect Important:
1.Thrips spray chemical METHOMIL rate 20 gm./ water 20 L.
2. Worm spray chemical CABOSULFAN rate 20 gm./ water 20 L.
3. Broad Mite spray chemical Sulfur rate 30 gm./ water 20 L.
4. White Fly spray chemical Monocrotopos rate 20-30 cc./ water 20 L.

Maturity
estimate 60 days

EGGPLANT FACTS: A staple in cuisines of the Mediterranean region, the eggplant figures prominently in such classic dishes as the Greek moussaka, Italian eggplant parmigiana, and the Middle Eastern relish baba ganoush. It is also frequently served as a baked, grilled, fried, or boiled vegetable and is used as a garnish and in stews.
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