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  • ginger farming profit- ginger production cost and return analysis is important before starting ginger farming process look at the stats given below

 ginger farming business plan

  • Ginger seed rate per acre  Rs 35 to 40 per kg
  • Rs 40 X 1000 kg (seeds for 1 acre) = Rs 40,000
  • Drip irrigation cost – Rs 35,000 to 60,000 accordingly, now check out the below box

 Ginger cultivation cost per acre 


ginger per acre

 ginger cost of cultivation


Ginger seed cost 

Rs 40,000


Drip Irrigation

Rs 45,000


Ginger Fertilizer

Rs 5,000


FYM Cost

Rs 6000


Irrigation charges

Rs 7000


Plant protection charges

Rs 3000

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Labour charges 

Rs 3,700


Transporting charges   

Rs 1300


Miscellaneous charges 

 Rs 1500


10 % of total cost

 Rs 11050


total cost

Rs 1,21,550

Ginger farming profit per acre

ginger yield per acre 

15 to 20 ton production in 1 acre

15 ton = 13607 kg

Market price of ginger varies between Rs 15-80 and some time above Rs 100 according to season and region

Let's take average ginger rate today Rs 20

Rs 20 X 13607 kg = Rs 272140 Two lakh seventy two thousand one hundred fourty

ginger profit per acre = Rs 272140

Net profit = Profit (ginger farming profit) - Total cost (ginger farming cost)

Rs 272140 – Rs 121550 = 150590 One lakh fifty thousand five hundred ninety

Ginger profit per acre 

Net profit = Rs 150590 One lakh fifty thousand five hundred ninety

Note - The above given stats may differ according to ginger current market price and if you have your own ginger seeds and not using drip irrigation or already installed in this case your investment will be minimal and profit will increase. 

How to start ginger farming FAQ

Follow the basic steps given below for ginger production per acre

How long ginger takes to grow

Ginger takes 5 to 9 months to grow mature however farmers harvest ginger yield after 1.5 year as well. 

Where ginger is grown in India

However, ginger is grown largely in various regions of India moreover, southwest and northwest region contains warm and humid climate along with average rainfall hence more suitable for ginger production 

When to sow ginger 

Best time to plant ginger root is April-May month due to the humidity and rainy season on the door, 1 kg ginger price in india varies between Rs 15 to Rs 80 and some time more then Rs 100 according to ginger season in India.

Ginger varieties – High yielding varieties of ginger kuruppampadi, Himchal, Erad, Wayanand, Nadia. While talking about exotic variety Rio- de – Janeiro is one of the popular variety, ISSR Varada variety. Suprabha, Suruchi, Suravi, Himgiri, Mahima, Rejatha, Karthika, Athira, Awasthy are few verities that are named according to the locality.

Forms of ginger - Ginger dry, Ginger fresh, Ginger powder, Ginger oil

Ginger seed selection

The size of the seed ginger is called rhizome, one should select larger rhizome piece to increase the growing speed of the ginger. After purchasing seeds it should be cleaned and dried for 15-20 days and after drying process select a single piece ginger of 50 gram to 75 gram. After selecting ginger seed dip rhizome in a mixture of mancozeb and water solution for 30 minutes then immediately start ginger plantation per acre.

Carbendazim + mancozeb price is nearly Rs 300 (500gram) on amazon, mancozeb fungicide (Rs 160-Rs190 500gram) carbendazim, chloropyrifos

Organic method - While ginger seed treatment dip the seed in the cow dung emulsion, smoking the seeds before storage is another option and hot water treatment is also used by farmers. Apart from this you can use some other organic techniques and if you are interested in organic farming practices and methods then I must tell you that I have deeply  explained different types of organic farming techniques in my another post called "organic farming techniques in India"

Soil required in ginger cultivation

Black cotton soil, smooth soil, sandy clay soil, red soil, loamy soil are few soils that can be used in ginger cultivation.

During the selection of soil one must select the soil field where water does not stand you should select the above given soil for ginger cultivation it is highly recommended to select a soil that has proper drainage system because ginger cannot tolerate standing water. Due to excess water ginger root rot can cause moreover standing water may result in various diseases like dumping syndrome, blight disease, nematode disease

Soil test importance

Soil PH level for ginger cultivation should be between 6.5 to 7.5 it is necessary to maintain the ph level of the soil. Moreover soil test is necessary after soil test you can easily identify the ph level of the land and can choose the appropriate crop according to the ph level of particular farm. To diagnose the availability of organic material, micronutrients, NPK quantity etc soil test is necessary we can say this is one of the smart farming techniques


Ginger seed for 1 acre

Near about 1 thousand to 11 hundred kg seedlings can be planted per acre and ginger seedling cost 1 acre will be around Rs 40,000 – 45 thousand it means the price of 1 kg ginger seed rate is between Rs 35-40 therefore 40 X 1100 = 44,000. If you have your own seedling then you can save this good amount one more thing choose the best variety of the ginger according to your region.

Preparation of the land

First ploughing is necessary through plough you can turn over the upper most soil and bring fresh nutrient oriented soil to the surface.  Generally ploughed field is left to dry and then harrowed is done before planting. Furrows are the trenches cut by the plough.

While ploughing process you should use plough at least 1.5 feet  deeper above 1.5 to 2 feet you may get some stones so you can do ploughing between 1.5 to 2 feet. The benefit of ploughing is soil gets flip over and proper sunlight, it maintains the ecology of the land and flip over of the soil is useful to bring small nematodes on the surface of the land where they dies hence it is also useful to prevent nematode disease in plants. It also improves the soil quality of the land, believe me its not new process it is performed in ancient time as well.

After plough you have to use rotor machine on your farm the job of rotor is to brittle the soil of the field use this rotor machine agriculture as many times as you can the main motive to use rotor is to make soil more levigate or powdery. If the soil gets more pulverulent then it will be easier for ginger propagation because ginger is under root crop and the root spread of ginger is good. After purchasing rotor machine you should add the rotor price in ginger farming cost per acre chart.

Ginger bed preparation

Bed preparation of ginger is similar to bed capsicum preparation, 4.5 feet wide bed is good for planting ginger with minimum 1 feet height. While planting ginger seeds there should be distance of 8 to 9 inch and 1 feet. You can use khurpi tool for digging small holes and germinating ginger seeds, deep digging is not required only 2inch flip over of soil is required to germinate ginger.

Ginger fertilizer management

Basal dose fertilizer

One need to organize ginger fertilizer schedule for proper feeding of ginger fertilizer dose you need minimum 5 to 6 trolleys of cow rot dung and for better results you can use at least 8 to 10 trolleys of the rot dung

NPK fertilizer - npk 10 26 26 you can also use npk testing machine to know your product activity

DAP, micronutrients, calcium magnesium Sulphur are some of the important substances used in cultivation, it is also possible with organic farming but you need to be quick while making organic fertilizers because it takes time to form. 

organic farming - There are plenty of ways to make fertilizer organically that can be used in ginger farming too. NPK is also formed organically to know the method of making organic fertilizer and organic pesticides you can check out organic farming techniques 

Ginger drip irrigation 

For ginger crop irrigation you can use drip irrigation for better results and you will see ginger shoot out after 25-28 days at that time raise the height of the bed again by using a small agriculture tool. After 3 to 4 months you should provide soil support to the ginger crop by doing this ginger quality and size will get more time to increase. After 8-9 months ginger will be ready for harvesting after implementing proper cultivation process it will be around 15 to 20 ton in 1 acre

Ginger diseases 

storage rots, dumping syndrome, blight disease, nematode disease, soft rot, bacterial wilt, leaf spot, fusarium yellows, yellow diseases,

White grub – Sporadic pest basically small insect attack that attacks young rhizomes and roots of the ginger herb

Bacterial wilt – In this disease ginger leaf turns brown and bit black it is the most common disease found in ginger during this disease ginger produces awful smell.

Dry rot – The small fungus called nematode is responsible for the rhizome rot, rotting begins with small darkish patches and spread slowly.

Soft rot – Rhizome gets rotten and leaves turns yellowish colour increases in rainy season.

Leaf spot – Small spots found in younger leaves of ginger it reduces the photosynthetic region.

Leaf management – Bordeaux mixture spray at least 3 to 4 time in the regular interval of 15 days

Ginger harvesting time in India

Basically ginger is 9 month crop and you can harvest it after 5 months  and after 9 months of planting. If somehow you don’t need the crop after 5 or 9 months then you can harvest it after 15 month long duration. Ginger harvesting machine - purchase it now

However, ginger yield per acre in Uganda and ginger farming profit per acre in kenya is differ from ginger farming profit in India it depends on there climate condition and market. Moreover, India is the largest producer of the ginger in the world and while talking about ginger exporters India holds 7th position.

A piece of a raw ginger contains 79 % water, 18 % carbohydrates, 2 % protein  and only 1 % fat it also contains vitamin B6

Ginger side affects –If someone is facing allergic reaction from ginger herb then it may result in rash on the body. Access of ginger can cause heart burn and other reactions an individual may get victim of gallstone after consumption of ginger,  warfarin and aspirin are some other adverse affects of ginger.

Health benefits of ginger

  • Ginger is used in nausea treatment
  • Ginger has such properties that fights against infectious disease
  • Ginger is very helpful in brain function activity therefore effective in protecting against Alzheimer’s
  • It is helpful in reducing muscle pain
  • It has good anti inflammatory effects
  • Ginger helps maintaining sugar level
  • It is good for reducing cholesterol
  • Ginger is good for respiratory system because it cleans the internal system

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