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Okra Crop Management

Okra also called as Bhendi and Ladies finger is an important vegetable crop valued for its immature tender and green fruits in India. It is a hot weather and tropical low land crop, susceptible to drought and low temperature.


Okra production

Okra (Abelmoschus escualentus (L.) Moench) is an important vegetable crop eaten mainly boiled in culinary preparations, as sliced and fried pieces. Okra is rich in calcium. 


Okra varieties

Large number of Okra varieties are being cultivated in India. ICAR-IIHR, Bangalore has developed several Okra varieties, namely, Arka Anamika, Ark Nikita etc.,  


Disease management

Okra plants are prone to many fungal, viral diseases. Major diseases affecting Okra crop are: Powdery Mildew, Cercospora Leaf Spot, Okra Yellow-Vein Mosaic disease, etc.,


Pest management

Okra pests to be identified early in the crop development stage. Main pests affecting okra crop Hoppers, shoot & fruit borer,  etc.,

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