ONION : AN IMPORTANT CROP
Onion is an important fresh vegetable consumed all over the world. India ranks first in acreage in the world covering about 480 thousand ha (21 per cent of the world area) and second in production after China, with over 15 million tons . It is a standout amongst the most devoured vegetables all through the globe and in light of which, is it likewise a standout amongst the most and broadly developed commercial vegetable and spice crop everywhere throughout the globe. Onions have extraordinary market request everywhere throughout the world, particularly in the global market. It can be used as vegetables in the immature stage as well as also in the mature stage, after the complete formation of the bulb. They can be harvested before bulb formation for using as a green vegetable as well after the bulb formation to use it as a spice. Onions are well known for their pungency, which exist because of the volatile oil which is known as the ally-propyl disulfide in them. These spicy vegetables are mostly consumed because it has excellent health benefits along with high nutrition value.
Commercial Benefits of Onions:
Commercial onion cultivating or onion development is particularly fruitful over the other crop spice and vegetable yields over the globe. Be that as it may, onions can be developed in the patios, nurseries, holders, pots, and so forth. And one can easily create a sharp and instant profit by growing onions commercially. Growing onion is a not hard working job, but rather it requires great ranch administration ought to be worked on amid the development or developing period.
Health Benefits of Onions:
There are plenty of health benefits of eating onions because of their high nutrition values. Onions are a very good source of vitamin C, B6, biotin, chromium, calcium and dietary fibre. In addition, they contain a good amount of folic acid and vitamin B1 and K. Onions contain a large amount of sulphur and are especially good for the liver. As a sulphurous food, they mix best with proteins, as they stimulate the action of the amino acids to the brain and nervous system. Onions contain a significant amount of quercetin which is very powerful antioxidant in prevention and reduction of cancer to spread more.
Agroclimatic And Soil Conditions for Onion Cultivation:
Onions can be cultivated over a wider range of agroclimatic conditions and weather. Generally, this cool season vegetable crop is cultivated in the winter and is harvested completely, before the summer starts. However, a mild season with low temp is best suitable for commercial cultivation of onion.However, it requires a good temp ranging from 15 ° C to 25° C during the vegetative growth and 16 ° C to 20° C during the bulb formation, along with 28 ° C to 33 ° C at the time of harvesting. Onion farming can be done over a wide variety of soil including sandy loam soils to clayed loam soils with the facility of good drainage. However, red loam soils to black soils, sandy loam soils, with good organic content are considered as the best suitable for onion farming for optimum production. It also requires deep friable soil having soil pH ranging from 5.5 to 7.0 for better production.
HPM’s Contribution In Onion cultivation:
The country’s leading company HPM is doing a lot of Commendable work. For the betterment of farmers company is providing them the best quality insecticides,fungicides,herbicides and plant growth regulators. The organization has a scope of items that oblige ranchers hunting down better quality make . X-Pert (Emamectin Benzoate 5% SG) is aprominent Insecticde that put a conclusion toinsects and stops their attack on crop.
X-Pert a product of HPM India is a Emamectin Benzoate 5% SG formula and is known as a Non Systemic insecticide .X-Pert protect plants from feeding damage within few hours of application. It controls range of larval instars by contact activity. It is a rapidly absorbed into foliage and has translaminar action. Immediate paralysis on ingestion It is a natural derived product that does not harm the beneficial insects. Rainfast & reliable, full protection of foliage, increased residual It protects plants from feeding damage within few hours of application Extra advantage of this Insecticide is that it enhances the outward appearance of fruiting body making them brighter and more advantageous looking. It has a great Phytotonic Effect on crops. It is a product that providing proper protection to plants.