Botanical Name: Raphanus sativus
Varieties: Tropic varieties :
Arka Nishant: White rust resistant variety.
Temperate varieties :
white Scarlet Globe:
Climate & Soil: Well drained loose sandy loam soil are best suited for the crop. It prefers cool climate in high ranges and ideal temperature is 10-15 degree celsius.
Season: June – January
Seed rate: 7 to 8 kg per hectare
Spacing: Ridges of about 20 cm ht are taken at 45 cm apart and seeds are sown 10cm apart on rows.
Nutrient management : Apply 20t/ha FYM as basal. N: P2O5 : K2O at the rate of 75 : 37.5 : 37.5 Kg/ha is the fertilizer requirement. Full dose of P2O5 and K2O and half dose of N are applied as basal. Remaining half dose of N is applied as top dressing.
Crop Management: Thinning and earthing up is required. Irrigation is required.
Pest Management :
Yield: 15-20 t/ha