Smooth Pigweed

Family: AMARANTHACEAE

 

1. Crop common name: SMOOTH PIGWEED
2. Specific name: Amaranthus hybridus
3. Variety/s: Madiira 1 & Madiira 2
4. Variety type: Hybirds
5. Maturity period: 30-50 days after planted
6. Grain/Fruit/Leave colour: Oval to diamond shaped  alternate leaves
7. Areas successfully cultivated: Well grown all regions of Somalia
8. Specific resistances: Resistance to soil high PH, high temperatures and droughts

 

 

SEEDS UNIT PER GRAM

 

SOW (KG/HA)

 

DEPTH OF SOWING

 (CM)

 

DISTANCE (CM)

 

GERMINATION (DAYS)

 

DIRECT SOWING

 

TRANSPLANT

 

ROW –ROW

 

PLANT –PLANT

 

200-350

 

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0,3-0,5

 

1-4

 

20-30

 

10-20

 

3-4