Scientific Name
Corchorus olitorius & Corchorus capsularis
25-30 °C
500 mm
Sowing Time
Seed Rate
Olitorius- 5(Line Sowinng), 7 (Broad Casting) ; Capsularis - 7(Line Sowing) , 10(Broad Casting)
Olitorius :25 x 5; capsularis: 30 x 5
Fertilizer Application
Five tonnes of well decomposed farm yard manure is to be applied during last ploughing.
Besides 20 kg per ha each of N, P2O5 and K2O are provided
Apply 10 kg of N at 20 - 25 days after first weeding and then again on 35 - 40 days after second weeding as top dressing. During periods of drought and fertilizer shortage, spray 8 kg of urea as 2 per cent urea solution (20 g urea in one litre of water) on jute foliage on 40 - 45 as well as 70 - 75 DAS.
Hand weeding twice on 20 - 25 DAS and 35 - 40 DAS
Weed Management
Fluchloralin can be sprayed at 3 days after sowing at the rate of 1.5 kg per hectare and is followed by irrigation.
Further one hand weeding can be taken up at 30 - 35 DAS.
First irrigation is to be given after sowing and life irrigation on fourth day after sowing. Afterwards irrigation can be given once in 15 days.
Harvesting Index
Jute crop can be harvested from 100 to 110 DAS but can be extended from 120 - 135 DAS depending on local cropping systems
Post Harvest Activities
Jute plants are left in the field for 3 - 4 days for leaf shedding. Then thick and thin plants are sorted out and bundled in convenient size.
Jute is one of the most affordable natural fibers and it is second only to cotton in amount produced and variety of uses of vegetable fibers.
Jute weevil, Jute semilooper, jute hairy caterpillar, mites, mole crickets
Seedling Blight, Wilt, Hoogly wilt, soft rot, Anthracnose, black band

Itahari-1, Itahari-2 (Eastern Terai)