Spearmint is also known as Garden Mint, Common Mint, Lamb Mint and Mackerel Mint.
Spearmint is native to the Peninsula and Turkey.
Spearmint growing countries in the world are Europe, Japan, England, France, Italy, USA, Bulgaria, Russia and India.
In India, Uttar Pradesh is the largest Spearmint producing state, contributing 80% to 90% of the total production followed by Punjab, Haryana, Bihar and Himachal Pradesh.
India is the largest exporter in the world market and exports are around 20 to 21 thousand tones annually.
Leaves are the most economically important part of Spearmint and are used for the extraction of oil
Spearmint grows well in nearly all temperate climates.
The mean temperature between 20°C - 40°C during major part of the growing period and rainfall between 100-110 cm is ideal for its growth.
Well drained loam or sandy loam soils rich in organic matter having pH between 6 and 8.2 are ideally suited for Spearmint cultivation.
Spearmint can also be cultivated on both red and black soil. In case of acidic soil having pH less than 5.5, liming is recommended.
|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|
|Deficiency of Iron||Nutrin Fe 12%||650 g / hectare / application, if soil Fe (less than 4.5 ppm),repeat application is recommended based on deficiency. Suitable for foliar sprays for crops grown on all types of soil.||Foliar spray||Corrects Iron deficiency|
|Deficiency of Iron||Nutrin Fe EDDHA 6%||2.5-5.0 kg / hectare / application, if soil Fe (less than 4.5 ppm),repeat application is recommended based on deficiency. Suitable for calcerous soils with pH above 7.5||Soil application||Corrects Iron deficiency|
|Deficiency of Boron||Nutrin Boron 20%||650 g / hectare / application, if soil Fe (less than 25 ppm),repeat application is recommended based on deficiency||Foliar spray||Corrects Boron deficiency|
|After 15-20 days of crop establishment||Mycoxol 4G||500 g/hectare/application, if soil pH (less than or equal to 7.5) and availble P (more than 15 kg/ha) - if fertigation is available||Soil application||Reduces incidence of soil borne diseases, improves availability of phosphorous and other micronutrients|
|After 15-20 days of crop establishment||Mycoxol Granules||10-20 Kg/ha/application, depending upon soil properties - if crop is on flood irrigation||Soil application||Reduces incidence of soil borne diseases, improves availability of phosphorous and other micronutrients|
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