Cultivation of MAPs
Palmarosa(Cymbopogon martinii roxb)
Annual grass production-352 tons
- Palmarosa is a long slender stemmed terminal top perennial herb. It grows up to a meter in height. HPPCL has been cultivating this crop since 1982 A.D. especially in the Terai region of Nepal.
- Propagation by seeds and by slips. Nursery developed in April by showing seeds and transplanted in May. First harvesting is done after 2 months of nursery transplantation. We can harvest 3 times within a year. Winter season is dormant season so therefore no harvesting is done.
- After plugging and harrowing of the field, the plants from nursery are transplanted. Row to Row distance (40 cm) and plant to plant distance (30 cm.)
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- Dr. Sindhu Prasad Dhungana
- Mr. Gyaneshwor Karki
- General Manager
- Mr. Rewati Raj Adhikari
- Information Officer