Lateritic soil rich in humus having good drainage.
Glyricidia sp, Erythrina indica, Jatropha curcus, Plumeria alba and Casuarina equisetifolia.
Planting during on-set of rain after summer during May and June.
6 months after planting standards (i.e.) September – November.
Stem cuttings of 60 – 120 cm
Plains : 2.0 to 2.5 m X 1.2 – 1.5 m
Hills : 1.5 x 1.5 m
Pit size 30x30x30cm for standards and for planting of vanilla cuttings. Place 2 nodes of unrooted cuttings below the soil surface.
Mulch the vine with pruned vegetation 2 – 3 times in a year.
Leaf eating beetles, Feeding bugs and Caterpillars: Spray quinolphos @ 0.05 %.
Drenching of 0.1% carbendazim
Spray 1% bordeaux mixture or soil drenching with copper oxychloride @ 0.2 %
Soil drenching with carbendazim 0.1 %