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Japanese Radish

Cultivation of Japanese Radish
Environmental response : Japanese Radish generally grows well in cool and sunny climates and favours to grow in a well-drained, thick sandy loam or loam soil at pH 5.8 ~ 6.8 with high organic matter content.
Planting : Direct sowing in late September to December. Young seedling with 2 ~ 3 pairs of true leaves are thinned to 30cm between plants.
Nutritional requirement and Crop management :

A basal dressing consisting of compost (500 kg/d.c.), peanut meal (75 kg/d.c.), bone meal (75 kg/d.c.) and hydrated lime (50 kg/d.c.) is recommended.

The first top dressing of compound fertilizer (N:P:K:Mg = 12:12:17:2) should be applied 14 days after germination. Apply compound fertilizer (2 gm/plant) and peanut meal (3 gm/plant) 14 days after the first top dressing. Apply compound fertilizer (2 gm/plant) and bone meal (3 gm/plant) 14 days after the second top dressing.

Maintaining an adequate supply of water and nutrients to the plants as well as keeping a proper level of calcium and boron in soil. Picking old leaves, light raking and earthing up are done at each top dressing.

(1 d.c. = 0.0674 ha.)

Harvest : Japanese Radish is ready for harvest at 70 days after sowing when its fleshy root is well developed.

Horticulture Section, AFCD

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