Scientific name:Beta vulgaris
Common Names: Beetroot(telugu) , Chukandar (Hindi) Beetroot (kannada)
Soil and climatic requirement: Beet root can grow best under cool season condition, and can grow successfully all most all year round. Crops in cool season produce superior quality yield. But slow growth in prolonged cool season Medium- to Light soil, Climate: temperature
Crop Duration: 120 days
Planting season: Early crop March to April, Late crop From June to Sept
Planting type: Direct sowing
Spacing: Row to row 30 x Plant to plant 5Cm
Depth of sowing: 2.5 Cm
Germination period: 12 -24 Days
Hours of sunlight required: Minimum 6 hrs
Irrigation: During germination require planty of water once find the sprouts water the plants 7 to 10 days intervals.
Canopy management: Thinning is necessary, as you may get more than one seedling out of each seed. Thin when they read about 2 inches high by pinching them off. Pulling them out of the ground may disturb the close surrounding roots of nearby seedlings.
Established plants should be thinned to 3–4 inches between plants
Companion crops: Onion, kohlrabi, bush beans, lettuce, cabbage family
Seed treatment: Treat seeds with Thiarm or Captan (2.5-3 g/Kg of Seeds)