Crop: Okra

Crop Detail

Okra or ladies finger which is also known as Bhindi is one of the important vegetables of India. It is grown throughout the tropical, sub-tropical region and also in the warmer parts of temperate region. There is an appalling gap between potential yields and actual yields of Okra vegetable harvested by farmers. For most vegetable crops, yields realized are less than 50% of potential. Optimum crop performance is usually limited by inadequate availability of essential nutrients in the soil and fertilizer is one of the most important inputs contributing to crop production because it increases productivity and improves yield quantity and quality. Increase in the productivity calls for better crop husbandry including the use of optimum rate of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. Major constraint to get higher productivity is still the limited use of mineral fertilizers especially phosphorus and potassium due to availability and cost.

Major/Minor Major
Temporary/Permanent Temporary
Category Agriculture Extension
Type Vegetables
Crop Climate Title Tropical
Crop Water Method Title Irrigated
Crop Duration Perennial
Crop Economic Title Food Crop
Crop Growing Season Rabi / Winter / Cold Crops


Sucking Pests

Aphids Fruit and Shoot Borer cut worm Wild Boar Leaf Roller Beetles fruit fly termites Mites Caterpillar Thrips

Chewing and Biting Pests

Blister Beetle

Fungal Diseases

Powdery Mildew Root Rot Damping off Root knot Nematode collar rot

Bacterial Diseases

Angular Leaf Spot Wilt

Viral Diseases



Cyperus rotundus Chenopodium album Cynodon dactylon (Kabbal)


Chilling injury Dew cause stop growth

Okra Seed Varieties

Name Seed Rate
Sabz Pari, Rama Kirshina, Mirpurkhas M-1 10-12 kg / acre