Papaya Irrigation

By National Horticulture Board on 18 May 2016 | read


Regular irrigation is an important aspect in papaya cultivation, which helps in growth, fruit development and high yield. Moisture stress inhibits the growth and also promotes male floral characters. In general, irrigation to grown-up plants is given once in 7-10 days in winter and 4-5 days in summer. The ring system of irrigation has been found very effective. This system helps in preventing collar rot as there is no direct contact between the water and the stem portion.Drip irrigation helps to save 50-60% water. Irrigation through the drip @6-8 lit. /day/plant gives better yields.