Aloe Vera: A low maintenance yet a profitable crop!
07 Aug, 2020
Are you a small scale farmer who is tired of getting a low profit after giving your 100% and want to grow a crop with high profits that don’t require much maintenance then, ‘Aloe Vera’ is the solution to all your problems. Aloe Vera is a crop that is easy and convenient to grow and has a high demand in medicinal and Ayurved industry. Here is all your need to about Aloe Vera farming.
Aloe Vera is a crop that can be easily grown on any type of soil but cultivating it on a well-drained soil can give you higher yields. Nourishing your soil with a lot of organic substances instead of chemicals can result in good yield too.
A region with a hot humid climate and a good amount of rainfall like 1000-1200mm is best for aloe vera cultivation. Especially if you are going to opt for sucker plantation that means if you are going grow it using seedlings that rainy season is perfect for you.
You need to add nutrients like FYM, N, P, and K2 to your land before making beds to make it suitable for cultivation as well adding organic substances to your soil can be a big step to boost your cultivation. As well as you can add pesticides like Neem Cake to keep away pests like termites.
You don’t only need a proper irrigation system but a proper drainage system as well. Because they can still survive the conditions of drought but standing water in your field can cause severe damage to your crop.
It is better to use organic pesticides to save it from pests as it is used for medicinal purposes as well as they give better results than the chemical ones.
After 7-8 months your Aloe Vera leaves are ready to be harvested. It is usually harvested once in a year and it can yield for 4-5 years after planting. It is recommended to harvest leaves in the month of October or November while the flowers in December or January and should be dried well before storing. It usually yields up to
Due to its high medicinal values, both its flowers and leaves have a great demand in medicinal and Ayurved industry. And it usually gives a high profit of around
Hope you get a new start and have a great Aloe Vera yield with a huge profit.
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