Climate for Ramie


Ramie

A warm, humid climate with well distributed abundant rainfall of 1500-2500 mm throughout the year is ideal for ramie cultivation. Well drained rich sandy loam is best suited soil for ramie. Lighter soils with fertility and little water holding capacity are not suitable. Ramie is planted just before monsoon (April-May) so that the whole rainy season can be used for its rapid growth. The crop is planted through its rhizomes. It responds to organic farming at the rate of 5-6 tonnes/ha. The crop’s first year’s growth not being uniform , is cut close to the ground in April. From the second year 4-5 cuttings each at 50-55 intervals.