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Cultivation of Banana

24th Feb Saturday at 7.30 pm we have arranged for Krishi Jyoti session on  Banana plantation with intercrops  by our esteemed member Shri Suresh Anna. Climate: Banana grows well in a temperature range of 15ºC – 35ºC with a relative humidity of 75-85%. Chilling injury occurs at a temperature below 12ºC. The high velocity of wind which exceeds 80 km /hr. damages the crop. Cyclone damage. Depending on the requirement can go for staking or tying with ropes or plastic tape. can be done after some months of planting... Soil: Deep soils(min 75 cm topsoil), rich loamy(black loam, Red loam, sandy loams) soil with pH between 6.5 – 7.5 is most preferred for banana cultivation. Soil for banana should have good drainage, adequate fertility(Rich in organic matter) and moisture. Land preparation:  The land can be ploughed 2-4 times and leveled. Ratovator or harrow is used to break the clod and bring the soil to a fine tilth. During soil preparation, basal dose of F