No named variety.
Red soil with good drainage facility and pH range of 6.5 – 7.5. Clayey soils are not suitable for cultivation
Dry climate, with an annual rainfall of 70 cm is suitable.
2,000 kg tubers / ha. Tubers have to be treated with 0.1% carbendazim solution by soaking for half an hour to avoid tuber rot.
After ploughing the land, apply FYM @10t /ha
400-500 kg dry seeds/ha and 1000 kg tubers/ ha/ year
Lily caterpillar, Polytela gloriosae, Semilooper, Plusia signata, Tobacco caterpillar, Spodoptera litura.
Spray neem seed kernel extract 5% or neem oil 3%
Leaf blight disease
1. Remove the infected plant debris from the field
2. Spray mancozeb @ 0.2% concentration or propiconazole (0.1% ) or hexaconazole (0.1% ) at the time of infection.
3. Four to five sprays may be given at 15 days interval for check the leaf blight severity in this crop
4. Spray 0.5 per cent ZnSO4 two times at fortnightly interval staring from 45th day after planting