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TURMERIC or ‘haldi’ as it is popularly called in Urdu, is the powder of an under-ground root of the plant (Curcuma lenga L.) of Ginger family. The word “kurkum’ in Arabic means yellow colour.

A relative of ginger, turmeric is a perennial plant that grows 5 to 6 feet high in the tropical regions of Southern Asia, with trumpet-shaped, dull yellow flowers. Its roots are bulbs that also produce rhizomes, which produce stems and roots for new plants. Turmeric is fragrant and has a bitter, somewhat sharp taste. It grows mainly in tropical locations. It is commonly used in Asian food. You probably know turmeric as the main spice in curry. It has a warm, bitter taste and is frequently used to flavor or color curry powders, mustards, butters and cheeses. But the root of turmeric is also used widely to make medicine. It contains a yellow-colored chemical called curcumin, which is often used to color foods and cosmetics.

Major/Minor Minor
Temporary/Permanent Temporary
Category Agriculture Extension
Type Crops
Crop Climate Title Tropical
Crop Water Method Title Rain-fed
Crop Duration Perennial
Crop Economic Title Cash Crop
Crop Growing Season Kharif / Rainy / Monsoon Crops

Pests, Weeds, Diseases and Disorders


Sucking Pests
Aphid Caterpillar Shoot Borer Thrips Rhizome Scale Nematodes pests Stem Borer
Fungal Diseases
Root Rot Leaf Blotch Rhizome Rot Leaf Blight
Bacterial Diseases
Bacterial Leaf Spot Wilt
Weeds
Deela Crab Grass Bermoda Grass Itsit

Turmeric Crop Seed Varieties


Name Seed Rate
Swarna 1000 kgs of Mother or finger Rhizomes per Acre is
BSR1 1000 kgs of Mother or finger Rhizomes per Acre is
BSR2 1000 kgs of Mother or finger Rhizomes per Acre is
Co 1 1000 kgs of Mother or finger Rhizomes per Acre is
Salem 1000 kgs of Mother or finger Rhizomes per Acre is
Allepy finger turmeric 1000 kgs of Mother or finger Rhizomes per Acre is
Roma 1000 kgs of Mother or finger Rhizomes per Acre is
Krishna 1000 kgs of Mother or finger Rhizomes per Acre is
Allepey Supreme 1000 kgs of Mother or finger Rhizomes per Acre is

Turmeric Districts Wise Calendar


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CONTACT INFO

CONTACT INFO DETAIL
Agriculture Extension
Directorate of Agriculture Extension
Opposite Islamia College Gate No 1
Jamrud Road Peshawar

091-9224239 , 03481117070
091-9224318
info@zarat.kp.gov.pk

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