Lesser yam-Inter cultivation

Weeding and eathing up operations should be done at the time of fertilizer application. The second dose of fertilizer has to apply 45 days after planting.

Trailing is essential to expose the leaves to sunlight. Trailing has to be done within 15 days after sprouting by coir rope attached to artificial supports in the open areas or to trees where they are raised as an intercrop.

When grown in open areas, trail to a height of 3-4 m. Trail the vines properly as and when side shoots are produced.

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