Patchouli is cultivated as a bushy herb, with erect stems.
It is native to tropical regions of Asia and is now extensively cultivated in China, Indonesia, Cambodia, Myanmar, India, Maldives, Malaysia, Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar, Taiwan, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, South America and the Caribbean.
In India, Patchouli it is cultivated in the coastal regions of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Assam and West Bengal.
Leaves are the most economically important part of Patchouli and are used for the extraction of oil
Patchouli is a tropical crop which can also be cultivated under sub- tropical conditions.
Patchouli grows successfully up to an altitude of 800-1000m
It prefers a warm and humid climate.
Patchouli can be grown successfully under a fairly heavy and evenly distributed rainfall, ranging from 150-300 cm per annum.
It requires deep, well-drained, fertile, slightly acidic, deep loamy soil, rich in humus and nutrients.
It flourishes best in loose deep loamy soils, rich in organic matter which makes a loose friable texture.
The pH of the soil should range from 5.5 to 7.5 for good growth.
|Crop Stage||Products||Dosage||Method Of Application||Benefits|
|Basal Fertilizer||Geoxol.COM||15 kg / hectare / application with basal fertilizer, if soil organic carbon (more than / equal to 0.5%) and bulk denisty (less than or equal to 1.6 g / cm3)||Soil Application||Rejuvenates soil for sustainable growth of crops|
|3 -4 weeks after transplanting or sowing||Mycoxol4G||500 g / hectare / application, if soil pH (less than / equal to 7.5) and available P (more than / equal to 15 kg / ha)||Soil Application||Reduces incidence of soil borne diseases, improves availability of phosphorous and other micronutrients|
|7-10 days after Pruning||PeakMAX||1000 ml / hectare / application||Foliar / Soil Drenching||Improves vegetative growth and reduces disease pressure|
|3-4 weeks after Pruning||Privid||1200 ml / hectare / application||Foliar Application||Promotes vegetative growth|
|6-7 weeks after Pruning||Silixol OSA||1000 ml / hectare / application||Foliar Application||Reduces impact of abiotic stress|
|Vegetative Stage||Biofuze||3 ml / liter of water. - Repeat sprays at a interval of 2-3 weeks as per pest attack||Foliar Application||Reduces population of sucking pests|
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