Chishti trader,Turmeric Traders
The spices grown and certified as per EEC Regulation No. 2092/91 and subsequent amendments are at par with the legal requirements of USA, Argentina, Switzerland and other importing countries. USDA NOP certifies our farm. We are cultivating Turmeric 10,000 hects Land. Our farm inputs are Neem Cake, Azospirallium, and Aztobactor, P.S.B With High c.f.u Count. To control weeds in our cultivated field we adopt mulching &manual method. In mulching we are using leaves of Glaricidia, Sesbania. For soil improvement we adopt Crop Rotation. The shoot borer is the most important pest of turmeric larvae bore into the pseudostem and feed on the growing shoot resulting in yellowing and drying of the infested shoots. Leaf blotch a fungal disease appears as small oval rectangular brown spots on either side of the leaves. They soon become dirty yellow or dark brown. To control these farmers are using their traditional method to over come from this situation before but it is not controlled. When we joined them through organic farming, to overcome this huge loss, using Trichoderma viride, Beauveria bassiana, Metarhizium anisopliae and pseudomonas to recover this loss.
Harvest, Processing & Storage Details :
Turmeric takes 7-9 months for harvesting; drying up of the aerial portion indicates maturity. On an average a yield of 25 – 30 tonnes/ha of fresh rhizomes may be obtained.
Post Harvest Technology : The harvested rhizomes are washed well to remove adhering soil. The fingers are separated and cooked in boiling water for 1 hour under slight alkaline condition and sun dried on bamboo.
The cleaned fingers (50 kg) are taken in a perforated trough of convenient size made of GI with extended parallel handle. The alkaline solution is poured into a pan so as to immerse the fingers. It is boiled till they become soft. Mother and finger rhizomes are generally cured separately.
The dry recovery varies from 15-30 % depending on variety, location and cultural practices. The dried turmeric is subjected to polishing mechanically in power-operated drums. Turmeric powder is added to the drum to enhance the colour of the rhizome. Cured turmeric is screened as finger, round and split.
Preservation of Seed Rhizomes : Rhizomes for seed purpose are stored in well-ventilated shade and covered with turmeric leaves. Some times the heap is plastered with earth mixed cow dung. The seed rhizomes can also be stored in pits with sawdust. The pits can be covered with wooden planks with one or two holes for aeration.
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