Disease management

Onion diseases  have always been an important factor for the loss. To combat these we need to identify the symptoms, understand the exact cause beneath and endeavour effective measures to irradicate the pathogen at the earliest as possible


Pest management
It is important that onion Pest be recognized early in their development so that effective management strategies can be implemented. Thrips are the most important insect pests on onions. Adults are yellowish to yellowish brown with narrow wings 




Planting Bulbs

Planting bulbs:  Prepare ridges and furrows giving a spacing of 38cm (15”).  Apply the entire quantity of FYM along with 50% N, the entire P205 and K20 in the furrows.  Dibble small bulbs half way on the ridge at 15cm (6”) apart.  Irrigate the plot after planting.  Crop is top dressed with the remaining 50% N, six weeks after planting. Sept-Nov. is the best months for planting bulbs around Bangalore.

Seed rate & Sowing

Nursery management


Broadcasting or drill sowing

Planting bulbs

Manures and fertilizers & Weeding

Irrigation and inter-culture

Harvesting and yield




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