Horticulture :: Vegetables:: Brinjal

Solanum melongena L.


After establishment of seedlings, irrigate at weekly intervals.

Layout and planting for drip irrigation and fertigation

  • Apply FYM @ 25 t / ha as basal dose before last ploughing.

  • Apply 2 kg/ha of Azospirillum and 2 kg/ha Phosphobacteria by mixing with 50 kg of FYM.

  • Apply 75 % total recommended dose of superphosphate i.e. 703 kg / ha as basal.

  • Install the drip irrigation with main and sub main pipes and place lateral tubes at an interval of 1.5 m.

  • Place the drippers in lateral tubes at an interval of 60 cm and 50 cm spacing with 4 LPH and 3.5 LPH capacities respectively.

View of Brinjal drip irrigated field
  • Form raised beds of 120 cm width at an interval of 30 cm and place the laterals at the centre of the each bed.

  • Before planting, wet the beds using drip system for 8-12 hrs.

  • Planting to be done at a spacing of 90x60x75 cm in the paired row system, using ropes marked at 75 cm spacing.

  • Spray Pendimethalin 1.0 kg a.i./ha or Fluchloralin 1.0 kg a.i/ha as pre-emergence herbicide at 3rd day after planting.

  • Gap filling to be done at 7th day after transplanting.

Updated on October, 2022
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