Amaranthus viridis is an annual herb, commonly known as slender amaranth or green amaranth.
Major Amaranthus growing countries in the world are India, China, South East Asia, Mexico, South America and United States.
Amaranthus is native to India. The major states growing Amaranthus are Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
It can be cultivated throughout the year.
Leaves are the most economically important part of Amaranthus
Amaranthus is widely distributed in both tropical and sub tropical regions.
It is cultivated throughout the year in tropics and in autumn, spring and summer seasons in temperate regions.
Amaranth comes up well in well drained loamy soil rich in organic matter.
The ideal is pH is 5.5-7.5 but there are types which can come up in soils with pH as high as 10.0.
The soil should be brought to a fine tilth by ploughing 3-4 times followed by planking.
|Crop Stage||Products||Dosage||Method Of Application||Benefits|
|2-3 weeks after sowing||Geoxol (Liq.)||10 ml per liter of water||Soil Drenching||Improves soil properties and promotes root development|
|3-4 weeks after sowing||PeakMAX||2 ml per liter of water||Foliar Application||Reduces disease pressure Rejuvenates plant growth quickly|
|3-4 weeks after sowing||Nutrin Combo||1 ml per liter of water||Foliar Application||Optimizing nutritional status|
|2 weeks before harvesting||Silixol OSA WP||2 g / ml per liter of water||Foliar Application||Improves quality of leaves , reduces incidence 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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