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Vol. 10, Special Issue 7 (2021)
Status of cucumber seed used in the polyhouse in Jaipur district, Rajasthan
Nitin Goyal and Dharmesh Sharma
Cucumber is cultivated in almost every part of the country. It belongs to the Cucurbitaceae family. Since ancient period is used as a medicinal purpose. It is either consumed raw as a salad or it can be used as a vegetable. It is generally consumed in summers as it contains 96 per cent of water. Practice of growing cucumber in polyhouse is adopted worldwide. Sandy loam soils having good drainage with a pH of 6.5-7.5 are most suitable for cucumber cultivation. Although it can be grown in a variety of soil but the soil with good organic content is most suitable. Optimum relative humidity for cucumber cultivation under poly house is 85 percent. Around 200g (8000 in number) of seed is used for one acre production of cucumber in polyhouse. Various nutrient and chemicals are provided to the crop as per requirement. Different types of seed with different prices and for different season are available in the market. So the current study focus on the involvement of different companies that are popular in certain region of Rajasthan for cucumber cultivation in polyhouses. The study also reveals the varieties that are suitable to a particular season and various costs associated with it. So for current study Bobas and Bassi were the two selected regions to meet the objective of the study.
How to cite this article:
Nitin Goyal and Dharmesh Sharma. Status of cucumber seed used in the polyhouse in Jaipur district, Rajasthan. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(7S): 31-33.