Bottle Gourd also called white Flowered Gourd or Calabash Gourd.
It is a running or climbing vine, native to tropical Africa.
Major Bottle Gourd growing countries in the world are Africa, India, Indonesia, and Malaysia.
Major Bottle Gourd growing states in India are Bihar, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Punjab, Telangana, Assam, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh and Chattisgarh.
Fruits are the most economically important part of Bottle Gourd
Bottle Gourd requires a minimum temperature of 18˚C during early growth.
The optimum temperature range for Bottle Gourd cultivation is 24˚C - 27˚C.
The Bottle Gourd crop can tolerate low temperatures, but extreme cool temperatures will retard growth.
The plants are adapted to a wide variety of rainfall conditions.
Bottle Gourd tolerates a wide range of soil but prefers a well drained sandy loam soil that is rich in organic matter.
The optimum soil pH is 6.0-6.7, but plant can tolerate alkaline soil up to pH 8.0.
|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 density (less than or equal to 1.6 g / cm3)||Soil Application||Rejuvenates soil for sustainable growth of crops|
|3 weeks after transplanting / sowing||Mycoxol4G||5 g per liter of water||Soil Drenching||Reduces incidence of soil borne diseases, improves availability of phosphorous and other micronutrients|
|Deficiency of Zinc||Nutrin Zn||1 g per liter of water, repeat if required.||Foliar Application||Corrects Zinc deficiency|
|Deficiency of Iron||Nutrin Fe||1 g per liter of water, repeat if required||Foliar Application||Corrects Iron deficiency|
|Vegetative Growth||PeakMAX||2 ml per liter of water||Foliar Application||Improves vegetative growth and reduces disease pressure|
|Vegetative Growth||Privid||3ml per liter of water||Foliar Application||Promotes vegetative growth|
|Vegetative Growth||Nutrin Combo Liquid||1 ml per liter of water||Foliar Application||Optimizes nutritional status|
|Pre-flowering||Amply5||3 ml per liter of water||Foliar Application||Triggers flowering|
|Fruit Setting||Silixol OSA||2 ml per liter of water||Foliar Application||Improves quality of produce and reduces impact of abiotic stress|
|Fruit development||CalSi-B++||1 g per liter of water||Foliar Application||Corrects nutrient deficiency|
|Fruit development||PeakMAX||2 ml per liter of water||Foliar Application||Reduces disease incidence|
|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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