Cultivation of MAPs
Citronella (Cymbopogon Winterianus jowitt)
Annual grass production-531 tons
- Citronella is an aromatic perennial herb growing up to two-meter height. HPPCL has been cultivating this crop since 1982 A.D. in the Terai region of Nepal.
- This crop is propagated by slips. Slips are prepared by splitting two-year-old clump of Citornella. June-July is main sowing season and first harvested after 3 months of transplantation. Second harvest starts after 40-45 days of first harvesting. Harvesting is 4 times within a year. Winter season is dormant season and therefore no harvesting is done.
- After plugging and harrowing of field, slips are transplanted in Row to Row distance (40-50cm) and plant to plant distance (30-40cm.)
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- Dr. Sindhu Prasad Dhungana
- Mr. Gyaneshwor Karki
- General Manager
- Mr. Rewati Raj Adhikari
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