Okra(Abelmoschus esculentus), also known as lady fingers in English & Bhindi in Hindi is a commercial vegetable crop belongs to family Malvaceae. It originates from Ethiopia and is widely spread all over tropical, subtropical and warm temperate regions of the world.It requires long warm growing season during its growing period .It growns best within a temrature range of 22-35 C.Andhra pradesh, West bengal, Odisha, Bihar, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Maharastra and Assam are the Major States comes under the Okra production. It plays an important role in the human diet and is a good source of protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, calcium, potassium, enzymes and minerals.
Problems faced by farmers
Major problems during Okra Cultivation is Losses due to weed, Insect and Diseases, Lack of knowledge about Cultural and Chemical Management, Also Farmers are not aware about new Technologies available in market.