Guava

Introduction | Climatic Requirement | Soil Requirement | Varieties | Cropping System
Field Preparation and Sowing | Nutrient Management | Water and Irrigation | Weed Management
Disease Management | Harvesting | Post Harvesting | Miscellaneous
 
Water and Irrigation:

Guava is generally grown as rainfed crop and irrigation is rarely practiced if available. Just after planting, watering is given in the absence of rains. Guava can withstand prolonged period of drought, however, the drought tolerance capacity varies with varieties. The metabolic activities of the plants are maintained even at low relative water content in cv. Sardar than Allahabad Safeda. The young threes should be irrigated at regular internals during lean periods. In the early stages, 8-10 irrigation/year are given, while full bearing trees require irrigation during April-June at bi-weekly intervals to secure higher fruit set and to reduce fruit drop. Irrigation during winter months has been found to reduce fruit drop and improving fruit size of winter crop. Irrigation is given to make the soil root zone moist; thus heavy irrigation is unnecessary. The fruit quality of guava is adversely affected by high moisture content during harvesting.




















Introduction | Climatic Requirement | Soil Requirement | Varieties | Cropping System
Field Preparation and Sowing | Nutrient Management | Water and Irrigation | Weed Management
Disease Management | Harvesting | Post Harvesting | Miscellaneous