Jathi Malli (PITCHI) (Jasminum grandiflorum L.); Oleaceae

Co.1, Co.2 and Parimullai

Warm summer, mild winter, moderate rainfall and sunny days

Well drained loamy or red loamy fertile soil

June to November

Terminal cuttings (12.5 – 15 cm long)
Soil is well pulverized upto a good depth. Rooted cuttings are planted at 2.0 x 1.5 m spacing (3350 plants/ha) in pits of size 30 x 30 x 30 cm
FYM @ 10 kg/pit is applied before planting. NPK @ 60:120:120 g/plant/year is applied in 2 equal splits during December (after pruning) and June-July.
Foliar spray of 0.25% ZnSO4 + 0.5% MgSO4 + 1% FeSO4 (In case of expression of micronutrient deficiency, spraying should be done at fortnightly intervals until the chlorotic symptoms disappear).
Soil application of 2 kg each of Azospirillum and Phosphobacteria per ha at the time of planting. It is to be mixed with 100kg of FYM and applied in pits
Provided immediately after planting followed by weekly irrigation depending upon weather conditions
Prune the bushes at 45 cm height from ground level during the last week of December.

Pests
Bud worm : Spray thiacloprid 240 SC @ 2 ml/lit.
Holotricha beetle : Install light trap to attract the adults immediately after summer rain.
Red spider mite
Spray any one of the following:
 Fenazaquin 10 % EC @ 2 ml/lit.
 Propargite 57 % EC @ 2ml/lit.
 Wettable sulphur 50 WP @ 2 g/lit.

Leaf spot: Spray mancozeb @ 2.0 g /l from the onset of monsoon at monthly intervals

Flowering season is May to October. Fully developed unopened flower buds are picked in the morning for fresh flower trade. For oil extraction, open flowers are to be picked before 10 a.m.

Flowers: 11 t/ha

Concrete recovery: 0.25 – 0.32 %

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