Elephant foot yarm-Inter cultivation

Mulching immediately after planting is very much essential. It conserves soil moisture, regulates soil temperature and suppresses weed growth.

Weeding and earthing up has to done at 45 and 75 days after planting.

The first dose of fertilizer has to be applied in 45 days after planting. The second dose of fertilizer has to apply in 75 days after planting.

Vegetable cowpea is recommended as suitable intercrop in elephant foot yam.

Irrigation may be given at 12-15 days intervals. The irrigation should be stopped 3-4 weeks before harvest.