Chitrak is commonly known as Ceylon Leadwort or Doctor Bush
It is widely found in the tropics and sub-tropical climates of the world
Chitrak grows under monsoon forests and vine thickets.
It is a medicinal herbaceous herb
Leaves, roots, root barks and seeds are the economically important parts of Chitrak
Benefits of Chitrak - Helps in treatment of:
Chitrak roots are an acro-narcotic poison and cause abortions
Chitrak cultivation is done in a variety of soils ranging from acidic to alkaline soils
It prefers to grow in sandy loam to clayey loam with high organic content.
Chitrak is a perennial under shrub 1.5-2.0m tall
It grows actively during the rainy season
Leaves are simple, oval, smooth, shiny with pointed tip.
Chitrak flowers are bisexual and white coloured
The major challenges involve Biotic and Abiotic causes.
|Crop Stage||Products||Dosage||Method Of Application||Benefits|
|Inorganic 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|
|Organic fertilizer||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|
|Vegetative||PeakMAX||1000 ml / hectare / application||Foliar Application||Improves vegetative growth and reduces disease pressure|
|Vegetative||Privid||1200 ml / hectare / application||Foliar Application||Promotes vegetative growth|
|Pre flowering||Silixol OSA||1200 ml / hectare / application||Foliar Application||Promotes vegetative growth|
|Pre flowering||PeakMAX||"1000 ml / hectare / application "||Foliar Application||Reduces disease pressure|
|Flowering||Silixol OSA||1000 ml / hectare / application||Foliar Application||Improves accumulation of secondary metabolites|
|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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