Turmeric is the crop of nine months. The best time to cultivate turmeric is from 15 March to 15 April. The growth of turmeric starts about a month later. Farmers who are cultivating turmeric for the first time shouldn’t be bothered by the late growing of turmeric. It does not grow fast like rice, sugarcane, or wheat, but in 9 months it will height up to 4 feet. Turmeric can be cultivated in wheat fields by harvesting wheat crops. Turmeric needs more water like sugarcane crop. Especially in summer, it should be watered after every week. Turmeric is a crop on which the attack of diseases and insects is very less.
Uzma Niazi (Agronomist)