Rabi spices: Fennel

About Fennel: Saunf is a name for fennel. Its seeds are used as a spice after they have dried. Fibre, vitamin C, and potassium are all found in fennel. It’s used to season meat, soups, and other meals. Its leaves are used in salads as well as for garnishing. Fennel has a number of medical uses. It is used to treat constipation, diarrhoea, throat pain, headaches, and other digestive issues.

Growing Season and varieties: All organic-rich soils are appropriate for cultivation, although well-drained sandy loam to loamy soils produce the best results. Soil PH should be between 6.5 and 8. In the second half of October, sow the seeds. Avoid delaying sowing to have a decent crop. A one-acre plot of land necessitates 4 kg of seed.

RF-35, RF-101, Gujrat Fennel-1, and Azad souf-1 are some of the varieties available.

Procedure and chemicals required: At the time of site preparation, apply well decomposed FYM to the soil at a rate of 10-12 quarts per acre. In two to three equal splits, apply [email protected]/acre in the form of [email protected]/acre. The first nitrogen spray serves as a base dose; the remaining nitrogen dose is applied 30 and 60 days following sowing.

Pest control: If an Aphid infestation is discovered, spray Dimethoate [email protected] per litre of water or Methyl demeton [email protected] per litre of water in a regulated manner. Spray wettable [email protected]/ltr of water if powdery mildew is discovered.

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