Mullai (Jasminum auriculatum Vahle.); 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

Semi hard wood cuttings of 15 – 20 cm long

Soil is well pulverized upto a good depth. Rooted cuttings are planted in 30 x 30 x 30 cm size pits dug at 1.5 x 1.5 m spacing (4400 plants per ha)
FYM @ 10 kg/pit is applied before planting. NPK @ 120:240:120 g/plant/year is applied in 6 splits at bimonthly intervals. The first split dose should be given immediately after pruning
Foliar spray of ZnSO4 @ 0.25% + MgSO4 @ 0.5% + FeSO4 @ 0.5% (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 100 kg of FYM and applied in pits.
Provided immediately after planting followed by weekly irrigation depending upon weather conditions.
The bushes should be pruned at 45 cm height from ground level during the last week of January.

Pests
Bud worm
Spray thiacloprid 240 SC @ 2 ml/lit.
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.

Flowering season is April to November. Fully developed unopened flower buds should be picked in the morning

Flowers: 10 t/ha; concrete recovery: 0.25 – 0.28%

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