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Ideal Conditions Required for Growing Drumstick ( Moringa Oleifera )

Ideal Conditions Required for Growing Drumstick ( Moringa Oleifera )
Climate

Grows best in tropical or sub-tropical
Soil
Grows well in sandy or loamy soil
Optimum pH level
6.2 to 7.0
Temperature
25 – 30 °C
Rainfall
250 to 3000 mm annually is required for optimal growth.  For commercial cultivation drip irrigation can be adopted with a daily application of 12 to 16 litres per tree
Ideal Spacing
3 meter between plants and 3 meter between rows
Pests and  diseases
Resistant to most pests. Diplodia root can occur in water logged conditions. Caterpillars cause defoliation.
Famous varieties
Rohit 1, Coimbatore 2, P.K.M -1, P.K.M – 2,
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