Curry leaf cultivation requires very less operational expense, and provide stable profit to farmers. The cultivation procedure is follows.
Spacing 75X60 cm in ridges.
Poly bag nursery in 3 X 5 inch size bags. Fill the bags with 1:1:1 mixture of sand, soil and farm yard manure. The parent trees gives mature fruits in june-July. From parent tree collect the fruits and extract the seeds by crush with hands in water. Seed 2-3 seeds/packet. Cover with paddy straw and sprinkle water. Seeds will grow in 10 days. After 10th day remove the straw and maintain the nursery for 6 months.
Planting in mainfield: Plough 4-5 times to obtain fine tilth. Before last plough add 25 tonnes farm yard manure. After fine tilth form 75 cm aprt ridges and plant seedlings at 75 X 60 cm spacing. Irrigate 1st day and 3 rd day then once in a week.
Remove weeds in 30th day and once in 4 weeks.
First harvest in June-July. Cut with sickle. Thoroughly hoe the soil. Add farm yard manure and reshape the ridges. Provide irrigation. The root stocks will grow and provide second yield in November. Harvest similar way, and repeat the procedures.
Can harvest curry leaves once in 3months.
In four harvest 10 tonnes can be harvested.
After price fluctuation, weeding, and field operation expenses profit will be around Rs 25000/acre.