How do you manage onions?

How do you manage onions?

Onion nursery setup

  1. Prepare the soil so that there are no lumps.
  2. 1 week before planting, mix well-rotted manure into the soil.
  3. Plant seeds 8 cm apart in rows 15 cm apart.
  4. Water the seeds.
  5. Once they germinate remove mulch & spray with Master 72 and Osthion from Osho Chemicals to control nursery pests & diseases.

How do you nurse an onion?

Apply NPK 10:10:10 before planting (if there was no incorporation of organic matters), and 4-5 weeks after planting. The fertilizer should be applied about 4 to 7cm away round the base of the onion. Onions are not directly planted on the field. You need to first of all nurse them for about 2 weeks before transplanting.

How do you use NPK on onions?

Onions require a high source of nitrogen. A nitrogen-based fertilizer (ammonium sulfate or ammonium nitrate) should be applied at the rate of one cup per twenty feet of row. The first application should be about three weeks after planting and then continue with applications every 2 to 3 weeks.

How long does onion take before transplanting?

between 35 and 45 days
It takes between 35 and 45 days (depending on variety and season) after sowing to transplant onion seedlings.

How do you grow onion roots in water?

Place the onions in a clear glass or jar with the root end down. Add just enough water to the bottom of the container to cover the roots at the bottom of the bulbs. Change the water at least every other day. Place the glass in a window that receives plenty of filtered sunlight throughout the day.

How do Nigerians farm onions?

Onions cannot be planted directly, fill nursery tray with manure rich soil and plant them in rows 10cm apart. Transplant them after 15 days to the already prepared bed or ridges. Onions can be planted twice a year between November-December and August-September during dry season and when the rains are preparing to go.

Is urea fertilizer good for onion?

urea significantly influenced the growth, yield and vitamin c of onion.

How do you take care of onions after transplanting?

Water the transplants immediately after planting. Because of the shallow root system, onions require frequent furrow irrigation. Avoid overhead irrigation, which causes foliage diseases. If the foliage has an unhealthy, yellowish tint the plants are being over-irrigated.

How much Oxyfluorfen should I apply for onion transplant?

For the transplanted onion, pre-emergence application of Oxyfluorfen (Goal) @ 0.15-0.25 kg ai/ha or Fluchloralin (Basalin) @1.0kg/ha or Pendimethalin (Stomp) 3.5 l/ha combined with one hand weeding was found effective in both Kharif and Rabi seasons.

What is the best way of onion farming?

Crop rotation is very important in onion farming process Soybean in Kharif season followed by onion in rabi season is the best crop rotation which improves soil fertility as well as monetary returns. Harvesting Onions. Onions should be harvested at 50% neck fall stage. Follow harvesting of onion bulbs at the right stage of maturity.

How long do onions need to cure before harvesting?

Kharif crop, since the growth continues forced toppling should be taken up to stop growth 15 days before harvesting. Onion along with tops are kept in the field for 2-3 days, curing for 3-4 days is necessary to remove excess moisture from outer skin and neck to reduce shrinkage and development of color in storage.