About the crop
Carrot can be grown in high ranges from August to January. Well-drained sandy loam
soil is best suited for the crop.
Pusa Kesar, Nantes, Pusa Meghali
Manures and Fertilisers
Apply 25 t/ha FYM before sowing and a fertilizer dose of 37.5 kg N, 62.5 kg P2O5
and 50 kg K2O per ha as basal. Topdressing with 37.5 kg N per ha may
be done one month after sowing.
It is necessary that enough soil moisture is available to help uniform seed germination
and growth of plant. Uproot excess seedlings (thinning) three weeks after sowing
leaving a plant to plant spacing of 10 cm to facilitate better tuber growth. Weeding
should be done at regular intervals to keep down the weeds. Shallow hoeing is necessary
to facilitate root growth. When the root starts growing, earthing up should be done.