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Problems of cauliflower head formation and management strategies

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                    Cauliflower (Brassica oleracea) is a cool season crop, and a bit sensitive to its climactic conditions compared to other cole relatives crops like broccoli, cabbage, kale, turnips, and mustard. This sensitivity to weather and environmental conditions forces cauliflower prone to numerous growing problems. Normally the problem will be related to curd formation or head formation.                         Cauliflower (Brassica oleracea) like other crops has two phases of growth — a.  Vegetative phase and b. reproductive phase. Vegetative growth phase is initial stage...

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Protect Chilli Seedlings from Deadly Viral Diseases...

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                                           Leaf curl virus [Gemini virus], mosaic virus and TOSPO [tomato spotted wilt virus] are deadly viral infections which invade green chilies and red chilli crops. Prevention is better than cure is the only mantra farmers can follow to protect the chilli crops from these deadly viral infections.                  Many of the viral infections are spread from plant to plant is at young growing stages before the age of 25 days and this...

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Soft rot of Ginger, a serious problem in Ginger crop

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                      Ginger Zingiber officinale Rosc. (Family: Zingiberaceae) is an   herbaceous perennial, the rhizomes of which are used as a spice. India is a leading producer of ginger in the world and during 2012-13 the country produced 7.45 lakh tonnes of the spice from an area of 1. 56 hectares.                       Ginger is cultivated in most of the states in India. However, states namely Karnataka, Orissa, Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh and Gujarat together contribute 65 per cent to the country’s total...

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Fall armyworm- a threat to Maize farmers

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                                 Fall Armyworm    (Spodoptera frugiperda) has become serious pest for maize in India. It is called as Sainik keet in Hindi, Sainika hulu in Kannada, Laddi purugu in Telugu and it is native of America. Previous year this cut worm also affected the finger millet crop in some districts of Karnataka. Damage: Ragged feeding leaving moist soft sawdust like frass near the funnel and upper leaves. Larvae enters in to the plant feeding on the growth tips and tassles are destroyed.        ...

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Papaya Cultivation - Best Practices

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                                     Papaya plant, Carica papaya (careica pa-pi-uh), is a short-lived herbaceous plant grown almost every part of the earth. India is the largest producer of Papaya followed by Brazil, Indonesia, Nigeria, and Mexico. Papaya fruits are found in different sizes and shapes with smooth skin based on variety and type of plant. Papaya fruits contain seeds within the pulp which is sweet and smooth yellow to orange-red flesh. Normally two classes of papayas are grown small and large. The small varieties are also...

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