Ecological Requirements for Turmeric Cultivation

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Ecological Requirements for Turmeric Cultivation

A) Climatic Requirements for Turmeric Cultivation:

1. Turmeric is a tropical crop.
2. It requires hot and moist climate.
3. It requires 110C to 400C temperature for proper growth.
4. It is very sensitive to low temperature.
5. It is grown as unirrigated crop in heavy rainfall area and as irrigated crop in moderate rainfall area.

B) Soil Requirements for Turmeric Cultivation:

1. Turmeric requires well drained, loose and friable loamy or alluvial soil.
2. Heavy black or clayey soils are unsuitable as rhizome development is not proper.
3. It cannot stand in water logged or alkaline soil.

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