by aditya abhishek
Gloabally demand for oranges increase during November, December & January. Hence, farmers can import orange to Germany, France, Netherlands, etc.
You can cultivate Mandarin oranges in sub-tropical climates 500 to 1500 metres above mean sea level where ranges from 16 to 35 degrees Celsius with annual rainfall of 150 cm to 250 cm.
Well drained, loamy soils rich in organic matter with pH around 5.5 to 6.5 is good for cultivating Mandaring orange.
Farmers can plant orange budded seedlings during November to December in pits of 75 x 75 x 75 centimetres & at plant to plant distance of 6 x 6 metres.
Apply 10 Kg of bulky organic manure + 100 grams of Nitrogen, 40 grams of phosphorus & 50 grams of potassium per plant per year in two split dozes.
Also double the amount of fertilizers every next year. Spray spray 2, 4 - D at 20 ppm during flowering to increase fruit retention in the tree. You can also apply VAM (Glomus fasiculatus) 1 kg per tree.
You can adopt drip irrigation practices in orange farm. Irrigate once after every 3 to 4 days to keep the soil little moist.
3 to 5 years after plantation, you can start harvesting orange fruits. From one hectare farm you can get around 15 to 20 tonnes of orange per year.
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