Bottle gourd-Fertilizer information
The nutrient recommendation for Bottle gourd is 70:25:25 kg NPK/ha. The quantity of straight fertilizers to get the above dose is worked out for a cent.
The fertilizers dose needed is 608 gram urea, 555 gram rock phosphate and 167 gram Muriate of Potash respectively for a cent. The fertilizers have to be applied in split doses.
The first dose has to be applied at the time of planting. The urea, rock phosphate, Muriate of Potash needed at this time is 303 gram, 555 gram, 167 gram respectively for a cent.
The second dose has to apply in veining stage and the dosage is 151 gram urea for a cent.
The third dose has to be applied at full blooming stage. The fertilizer dose is 151 gram urea for a cent.
Lime or dolomite @ 1-3 kg per cent has to be applied in acid soils two weeks ahead of fertilizer application. Organic manure @ 90 kg/cent is recommended at planting time.
To get the details for an acre you need to multiply the values with 100.