Muskmelon - Organic Farming in Tamil Nadu

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How to plant Muskmelon in the farm

  • Fodder Maize is a high yielding green fodder.

  • Fodder Maize can yield 50 to 60 tonnes per acre per year

  • Its leaf length are 6 - 8 cm broad.

  • They grow up to a high height 8 feet to 10 feet

  • They has high crisp leaves.

  • They have high leaf stem rate

  • Fodder Maize can be harvested six times a year

  • The yield is made in a short period of time.

  • Roots around the nodes can quickly grow.

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Muskmelon after 30 days

  • The soil should be well pulverized with the use of a rotavator

  • The furrows are made 3 feets apart.

  • The cuttings are planted flat in the furrows, 2 feets apart, and covered with soil one to two inches thick.

  • 10,000 to 12,000 stems can be planted per acre

  • After planting, irrigate to enhance germination.

  • Always irrigate when necessary

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How to fertilize Muskmelons

  • The soil should be well pulverized with the use of a rotavator

  • The furrows are made 3 feets apart.

  • The cuttings are planted flat in the furrows, 2 feets apart, and covered with soil one to two inches thick.

  • 10,000 to 12,000 stems can be planted per acre

  • After planting, irrigate to enhance germination.

  • Always irrigate when necessary 

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How to prevent Muskmelons from breaking

  • Watering should be done on the third day.

  • Irrigation should be done every 7 days depending on type of the soil

  • Wastewater from the cattle shed can also be used for irrigation and is best source of manure.

  • Fodder Maize grows well in all types of water. 

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