Rabi spices: Coriander

About Coriander: The aromatic seeds, leaves, and stems of coriander are popular. In Indian cuisine, all components of the plant are used as food additives. Coriander is a tropical plant that can withstand both heat and drought. When the temperature is reasonably chilly and dry during the grain formation stage, grain yield and quality are at their greatest.

Growing Season and varieties: It may grow in a variety of soil types, but it thrives in well-drained loamy soils. Coriander is grown all year for its leaves, but the crop is sown between October and November for grain. During the last ploughing, FYM or compost is applied. For irrigated conditions, a seed rate of 10- 15 kg/ha is commonly used.

Pant harithma, V1, V2, GC1, GC2, Sindhu, Swati, CO-2, CO-3, Azad dhaniya-1 are some of the varieties.

Procedure and chemicals required: FYM It is advised that 25 tonnes/ha, 60 kg nitrogen, 40 kg phosphorus, and 20 kilogramme potash be used.If an aphid infestation is discovered, a spray of [email protected]/10Ltr water or [email protected]/10Ltr water is indicated to control it.

Pest control: Patchy white powdery growth emerges on the upper surface of leaves, and spraying water soluble [email protected]/10Ltr or Propiconazole10EC (Topas) @200ml/acre in 200Ltr of water is recommended to control Powdery Mildew.

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