Broccoli is an herbaceous annual or biennial plant grown for its edible flower heads.
It is native to the Eastern Mediterranean and Asia Minor.
Major broccoli growing countries in the world are China, India, Spain, Mexico, Italy, France, United States, Poland, Pakistan and Egypt.
China is the largest producer of broccoli having production of about 9,100,000 Mt.
India is the second largest producer of broccoli producing 7,887,000 Mt.
Major broccoli producing growing states of India are West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Gujarat and Jharkhand.
The Flower Head is the most economically important part of Broccoli .
It is a cool-season crop that can be cultivated throughout the year under controlled conditions like greenhouses and poly houses.
Broccoli can thrive their best in growing temperature around 18 °C to 20 °C.
The soil temperature should be around 20 °C to 22 °C.
It can be grown over a wide range of soil from light sandy loams to heavy clay loams with good drainage capacity and should also rich in all organic matter.
The optimum soil pH for good yield should be in between 6.3 to 7.2 pH value.
|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|
|Vegetative Growth||PeakMAX||2 ml per liter of water||Foliar Application||Improves vegetative growth and reduces disease pressure|
|Vegetative Growth||Privid||3 ml per liter of water||Foliar Application||Promotes vegetative growth|
|Head formation||Silixol OSA||2 g / ml per liter of water||Foliar Application||Improves quality of produce, reduces impact of abiotic stress|
|Head development||CalSi-B++||1 g per liter of water||Foliar Application||Corrects nutrient deficiency|
|Head development||PeakMAX||2 ml per liter of water||Foliar Application||Reduces disease incidence|
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