10 kg per ha.
Plough the field to fine tilth and form ridges and furrows 45 cm apart.
Irrigate the field immediately after sowing then at weekly intervals.
Apply FYM 25 t, Azospirillum @ 2 kg and Phosphobacteria @ 2 kg /ha, N 25, P 50 and K 25 kg/ha as basal and 25 kg N/ha 30 days after sowing.
Provide staking for MDU 1 variety
PestsLeaf hoppers, aphids and glasshouse whitefly Spray methyl demeton 25 EC or dimethoate 30 EC 1 ml/lit.
Ash weevils Spray Azadirachtin 0.03% (300ppm) @ 2.5 ml/lit
Leaf spot Spray mancozeb @ 2 g/lPowdery mildew Spray wettable sulphur @ 2 g/l or dust sulphur @ 25 kg/ha and repeat it at15 daysinterva
Harvesting starts at 45 days in early varieties and at 100 days in late varieties. The early varieties is 80-60 days and late varieties is 135-145 daysYield– 5 – 7 t/ha in 90 days.
Crop growing districts Dindigul,Coimbatore,NamakkalMajor markets in Tamil Nadu Periyar Vegetable Market Koyambedu, Chennai Gandhi Market, Oddanchathiram Natchipalayam vegetable market, Coimbatore