jessica klein

The Plant

-well adapted to dry areas

-Well drained soil and deep

-came from India

-drought tolerant because of its 8-10ft taproot system.

-Plant in late April- early May



-when leaves are brown

-stem dry but not brittle

use to be used to make red and yellow dye for clothing and food.

now grown for the plants oil.

Pest Problems

-Weeds= cause yield loss and can cause the plant to grow slowly in 1st 3-4 weeks.-use a chemical to get rid of the weeds.

-Alternaria leaf spot= cause leaf spots and will cause loss of yields and photosynthetic tissues.