Yam

At SriAg Farms Elephant foot yam (Amorphophallus paeniifolius) is cultivated using fertigation technology under the supervision of reputed horticultural scientists. We cultivate variety Gajendra a high yield variety with less oxalate content and good cooking quality.

It is a crop of south- east Asian origin, and grows in wild form in the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia and south-east Asian countries. Elephant foot yam is an important crop for costal Andhra Pradesh grown in Srikakulam, Visakhapatnam, East and West Godavari, Krishna and Nellore districts. It is rich in carbohydrates, minerals and vitamin A and vitamin B. It requires well distributed rainfall with fairly high temperatures during sprouting, warm and humid conditions for vegetative growth and cool dry conditions are favorable for corm development. Heavy rainfall or water stagnation is detrimental to growth and cause rotting of tubers and wilting of the plant. It is generally planted from April to June. It can be grown from well drained light loams to heavy soils. It thrives best in heavily manured sandy loam soils. It is propagated by corms.

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Season 2 (June – Dec 2012)

elephant foot yam
Many indigenous ayurvedic and unani medicinal preparations are also made using its tubers. The tubers are believed to have blood purifying characteristics and are used in medicines for the treatment of piles, asthma, dysentery and other abdominal disorders. In India, it is commonly known as Suran or Jimmikand and is traditionally cultivated on commercial scales in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Kerala. This crop also offers excellent export potential from India, since it is not generally cultivated commercially in other countries. [ yamcoc ]

Well drained sandy loam soils are the best suitable for this crop. Well distributed rainfall with fairly high temperatures during sprouting, warm and humid conditions for vegetative growth and cool dry conditions are favourable for corm development (APHU).

elephant foot yam land preparation

Ridges and furrows preparation

 

yam seed material

Yam seed material

Yam Seed Preparation

Yam split corms

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Freshly Harvested Yam (February 18, 2012)

 

 

emmanuel says:

Jan 28, 2013

i will like to know the botanical name of this yam and how it cam be used for pile and various illness. thank you

Gopal Singh says:

May 16, 2013

Sir, I would like cultivate suran(Elephant foot yam)in Bhopal. Will you please provide me required information regarding seed availability, land preparation and other relevant knowledge.

Nivrutti Pachpute says:

Sep 24, 2014

Sir,
I would like to know details of Suran farming. Are there books please suggest where I should get it? I am interested
to cultivate Sudan in Maharashtra,Pune. Your help will be appreciated. Waiting your four able reply on email ID.
Thank you.

admin says:

Oct 26, 2014

We do not have expertise in Suran farming.

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