Thiru. P. Meganathan of N.Pudhupatti of Namakkal district is a progressive flower grower. He is cultivating Ramanathapuram gundu Variety of Jasmine in an area of 50 cents (900 plants/50 cents). In his field yield reduction was observed because the emerging flower buds turned pinkcolour due to Boron deficiency.
After leaf analysis for micro nutrients micro nutrient foliar spray was given.
Frequent Field visit and underwent training program on Recent Production techniques in Commercial flower at this Kendra.
Three gram borax/liter of water and 1ml Teepol/liter of water is mixed and sprayed through foliar at monthly interval.
After the foliar spray of Borax at monthly interval , the incidence of pink bud problem has been minimized.
The farmers approached Thiru. P. Meganathan for visiting his jasmine field.
He obtained an yield from 22 kg to 40 kg /50 cents/day and sold the flower at the rate of Rs.70/kg and earned Rs.2800/day
Krishi Vigyan KendraVeterinary College and Research Institute Campus,
Namakkal – 637 002.Tamil Nadu,
Phone: 04286-266345, 266244, 266650