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Red onion for rainy season. Sowing dates are recommended in the beginning of the rainy season or in the month of May. Plants have an excellent development of the stem with an average of 12-14 leaves. Onion for short days.
Preparation of Main field : ● Deep ploughing of main followed by a 1-2 harrowing. ● Add 7-8 tones per acre well decomposed FYM followed by harrowing to mix in the soil thoroughly. ● Apply basal dose of Fertilizer at the time of transplanting ● Irrigate the field and transplant the seedlings.
Chemical Fertilizer : Fertilizer requirement varies with soil fertility
Apply basal dose at the time of planting : 30:30:30 NPK Kg / acre
Apply top dressing 20 days after planting : 25:25:25 NPK Kg / acre
Apply top dressing 45-50 days after planting : 00:00:25 NPK Kg / acre
Apply Sulphur ( Bensulf) in soil 40-50 days after transplanting : 10-15 kg / acre
Harvesting : Stop irrigation two weeks before harvest. After harvest keep the bulb in the field for curing for 5- 6 days along with tops. Cover the bulbs to avoid sun scalding. After proper drying remove roots and neck, don't cut the neck close to bulb.