Thursday, June 13, 2024

Drumstick Farming Complete Guide – A Smarter Way To Earn Profitable Income

The Drumstick is a very useful tree. Drumstick also known as Moringa, and its botanical name is Moringa Oleifera. It is known in Hindi by names like Sahjana, Sujana, Senjan, Munga, etc. Drumstick also known as Drumstick in English. All parts of the Drumstick plant, including fruits, flowers, leaves, and seeds, contain many nutrients. Hence it is used in many ways. There are many benefits to gained from its cultivation. If you cultivate it in one acre, you can earn 6 lakh rupees. The unique thing about the production of drumsticks is that they can grown even on barren land. At the same time, it can be cultivated along with any other crop. Today we are giving information about drumstick farming to our farmer brothers and hope that the information we provided will prove beneficial for you.

What Is A Drumstick Plant?

Generally, drumstick plants are 4-6 metres high and bloom in 90-100 days. Then, the fruits plucked at different stages according to the need. The fruit matures in about 160-170 days after planting. In a year, fruit is ready in 65-170, both from one plant. Drumstick plants can grow up to 10 metres in height. But people cut it yearly from one and a half to two metres so that the hand can easily reach its fruits and leaves. Its raw-green beans used the most. Almost all the parts of the Drumstick (leaf, flower, fruit, seed, branch, bark, roots, oil obtained from seed etc.) are eaten.

Uses Of Drumstick:-

  • Almost all parts of the Drumstick (leaves, flowers, fruits, seeds, branches, bark, roots, oil obtained from seeds, etc.) are eaten. Its leaves and pods used as a vegetable.
  • Its flowers eaten and cooked in many places, and their taste said to be like a mushroom.
  • Its bark, juice, leaves, seeds, oil, and flowers used in many countries to make traditional medicines.
  • It is extensively used in South Indian dishes. In addition, Drumstick is full of medicinal properties.
  • Oil extracted from its seeds also used in medicines.
  • Drumsticks can be used to purify water and also for hand cleaning.

Nutrients Found In Drumstick

Many types of nutrients found in drumsticks. Nutrients mainly found in it like carbohydrates, fats, proteins, water, vitamins, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium etc. Drumstick has preventive properties for more than 300 diseases. It contains 90 types of multivitamins, 45 types of anti-oxidant properties, 35 types of pain relieving properties and 17 types of amino acids.

 

Land And Climate For Drumstick Cultivation

Drumstick can cultivated in all types of soil. For example, it can also produced in waste, barren and less fertile land. It grows well in dry loam or loamy soils. Moreover, it plants flowers easily in hot areas. It doesn’t even need much water. It rarely cultivated in cold regions because its plant cannot tolerate extreme cold and frost. At the same time, a 25 to 30-degree temperature needed for its flowers to bloom.

Preparing Drumstick Plant

500 to 700 grams of seed is enough to cultivate drumsticks in one hectare. Seeds can planted directly in prepared pits with a Seed Drill or prepared in polythene bags and planted in pots. The seedlings ready to sown with a polythene bag within a month. One-month-old seedlings can planted in the prepared holes in advance from June to September. When the plant reaches about 75 cm, the upper part of the plant should plucked. This makes it easier for the branches to come out from the side.

The Right Way To Plant

The planting of drumstick plants done by making a pit. After weeding the field evenly, 45 X 45 X 45 cm spacing of 2.5 X 2.5 m. The hole should filled by mixing 10 kg of rotten dung manure with the topsoil of the pit. This makes the field ready for transplanting. Let us tell you that in Drumstick, the seeds and the pieces of the branch grown. For good fruiting and twice a year, it is necessary to propagate from seed.

Irrigating Drumstick

Irrigation from time to time is beneficial for the excellent production of drumsticks. If the seed propagated in pits, moisture retention is necessary till the seed germinates and well established. If the field is too dry or too wet at the flowering time, there is a problem with flower blooming in both stages. Therefore, light irrigation should done as per the requirement of its plants. Drip or sprinkler irrigation can used for this.

Harvest And Yield

The fruit can harvested at different stages as per the requirement. The fruit matures in about 160-170 days after planting. Once planted, it can give fruit for 4-5 years. Every year after harvesting, cutting the plant leaves one metre from the ground is necessary. Harvesting of two-fruiting drumstick varieties generally done in February-March and September-October. About 200-400 (40-50 kg) drumsticks obtained from each plant in a year. The fruit of the Drumstick should plucked before the fibre comes. Due to this, its demand remains in the market and gives more profit. Let us tell you that there is production twice a year after the first year, and usually, a tree produces good output for 10 years.

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