Ideal soils (Well drained light textured soils, with low soil chlorides (< 100ppm)) is a prerequisite for successful nursery raising. Pre-sowing operations viz., deep ploughing, bed cutting and post sowing operations viz., mulching, regular watering (4 times a day) and weeding, pest and disease control measures are essential in conventional nursery which is costly and requires the good amount of natural resources. Application of water and weeding are labour intensive and there will be Shortage of labour due to its seasonality. Seedlings are ready for transplantation in 70-75 days.
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