India Accounts for 45% worlds ginger production, with 60000hectare of land under cultivation with production of 2 lakh tonne.— according to 2013 reports
Nadia Variety Ginger Seed Specification
|Yield ( Ton/Hectare)||20 -30|
|Spacing||25 X 25|
|Seed Required||1800 – 2200 Rhizomes/ Hectare|
Climate and soil required for Nadia Ginger Cultivation
Ginger grows well in warm and humid climate and is cultivated from sea level to an altitude of 1500 m above sea level. Ginger can be grown both under rain fed and irrigated conditions. For successful cultivation of the crop, a moderate rainfall at sowing time till the rhizomes sprout, fairly heavy and well distributed showers during the growing period and dry weather for about a month before harvesting are necessary. Ginger thrives best in well drained soils like sandy loam, clay loam, red loam or lateritic loam. A friable loam with a pH of 6.0 to 6.5 rich in humus is ideal. However, being an exhausting crop it is not desirable to grow ginger in the same soil year after year. The crop performs well in a temperature range of 19°C- 28°C and a humidity of 70-90%.
The best time for planting ginger in the West Coast of India is during the first fortnight of May with the receipt of per-monsoon showers. Under irrigated conditions, it can be planted well in advance during the middle of February or early March. Early planting with the receipt of summer showers during February-March results in higher yield and reduces disease incidence.