Sunday, June 2, 2013
Usually harvesting extends from January to March-April.
Early varieties mature in 7-8 months and medium varieties in 8-9 months.
The crop is ready for harvesting when the leaves turn yellow and start drying up.
That’s when your turmeric is ready to dig up.
At the time of maturity, (Sweating) leaves are cut close to the ground, the land is ploughed and
rhizomes are gathered by hand-picking or the clumps are carefully lifted with a spade.
The picked rhizomes are collected and cleaned. The mother and finger rhizomes are
separated before curing.
Fingers are separated from mother rhizomes and are usually kept as seed material.
To use, you will have to peel the root first. Wear gloves, or you will have yellow-stained
fingers for quite a few days.
The yield per hectare comes to 10,000 to 12,000 kilograms of green turmeric. Some of the high-yielding
selections developed have recorded a yield of 14,000 of green turmeric per acre.
PROBLEMS AND SOLUTION OF HARVESTING OF TURMERIC IN PAKISTAN
The Harvesting cost is 8,000 as per Acre. It’s based on Contract.
Manpower is used for Harvesting. They take more time and more money for it.
Because we don’t have any kind of equipment which can be used for harvesting of turmeric in Pakistan.
If we can import or develop any kind of digger (like potato digger) so we can decrease the harvesting cost.
So we can save money and time. We can decrease 60% Harvesting Cost.
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