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Root Knot Nematodes in Guava- Damage and Management

Posted by Sanjeeva Reddy on

                        Guava (Psidium guajava L.) is one of the important commercial fruits in India. A number of plant pathogens of have been reported to attack guava trees including fungi, bacteria, algae and nematodes.    In recent days the guava crop is suffering the attack of root knot nematodes leading to major crop losses in many guava crop growing areas. The Organism                   In present Guava cultivation a new species of root-knot nematode i.e., Meloidogyne enterolobii is an emerging problem and wide spreading now across...

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Organic control of Collar rot and other Root related Rot diseases in transplanted crops

Posted by BigHaat India on

  Vegetable crops are raised to saplings in nurseries and then transplanted to the main field. The crops like tomato, chilli, capsicums, brinjal, Cole crops, Cucumbers, Papaya and other crops with smaller seeds’ size are raised initially in nurseries and after certain growth are shifted to main field to grow.                                         Rot diseases affects the production and quality of the crops and usually the soil borne diseases caused by a pathogens like Aspergillus spp., Thievaliopsis spp., Ceratocystidaceae spp., Rhizoctonia solani, Fusarium spp. and...

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This Summer, Tomatoes Can Help You Absorb Those Few Extra Antioxidants…………

Posted by Sachin Nandwana on

The sun is shining and the temperatures are rising. Summer is the best time to enjoy fresh and juicy tomatoes .Tomato is not only an ideal vegetable to have in diet but also is an excellent plant to grow in your garden. Health benefits: Tomatoes are a treasure of riches when it comes to health benefits. Tomatoes of all colors deliver large amounts of vitamins A and C. A medium tomato, for example, is low in carbohydrates and has only has 35 calories but gives you 40% of the vitamin C and 20% of the vitamin A you need for the...

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Pesticide Residues In Our Daily Food

Posted by Sateesh N on

The most important part of a healthy and balanced diet comes with knowing where your food comes from. These days, being fresh is not enough. Knowing the origins of the food you consume can ensure you are only putting the healthiest food into your body. We all like to watch our diet to make sure we are consuming enough fruit and vegetables, but what if these "healthy" foods are doing us more harm than good? People are now beginning to recognise that the levels of pesticide residues in our daily food can have a harmful effect on the body.  There...

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