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Post Harvest Disease in Mangoes

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Anthracnose Caused by Colletotrichum gloeosporioides Symptoms: Infection occurs leaves, stems, young flowers and fruit Sunken black spots appear on the surface of the fruit during ripening. Infection – fruit is usually latent and manifests itself only as the mango begins to ripen The disease is most severe – in wet weather    sunken black spots                                      infected fruits   Mode of spread and survival: Inoculum remains on dried leaves, defoliated branches, mummified flowers and flower brackets. Spread through air-borne conidia The fungus can enter...

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Six soil health indicators perform on good productivity

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Aiming to be successful, a farmer needs to carefully manage soil health. But, what does this mean? The soil is a live media full of living organisms such as fungi, bacteria, worms and millions of other microscopic organisms. They all play a vital role in the creation of the organic matter which reflects on soil conditions and finally its health. So, by managing the soil organisms properly, a farmer is on the right path to achieve a successful soil performance. Soil performance can be increased by managing several indicators. These are as: Macronutrients Micronutrients Soil pH Organic matter Soil moisture...

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Good Soil Tillage Reflects on Great Yield

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Soil tillage is the first and most important activity in every crop production However, high quality and healthy soil is the base for successful farm management. By using best soil tillage practices, farmers can ensure a well-prepared soil that will manage weeds, recycle plant nutrients, provide a soft mass for sowing, and a suitable surface for seeds.  In the process of preparing the soil for growing crops, soil tillage is the first and most important activity. It directly affects the final yield and that’s why it needs to be carried out properly. During the crop production process, farmers perform several types of...

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Looking for natural and organic fertilizer to ensure a beautiful, healthy crop

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Organic fertilizers differ from chemicals, in that, they feed your plants while building the soil’s structure. Soils with lots of organic material remain loose and airy, are better able to hold moisture and nutrients, foster growth of soil organisms, including earthworms and promote healthier root development. Building a healthy soil is the key to successful organic cultivation.   Another advantage of organic fertilizers is that they are made from plant and animal sources, or from rock powders. These materials need to be broken down by soil microbes in order for their nutrients to be released and that takes time. Because organic...

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INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT OF CAPSICUM UNDER CONTROLLED AND PROTECTIVE CULTIVATION

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Capsicum being relatively long duration 9-10 months crop in polyhouse, the plant parts are more exposed to adverse effect on the yield, quality and market value of the produce. Hence their identification and management at right stage of the crop should be given importance. The major pests and diseases, their symptoms and their management in capsicum are given below. The major focus has been given on adoption of integrated approach in managing pests and diseases, that help to reduce the pesticide load, cost of chemicals and avoid the resurgence of pests and diseases. Thrips Symptoms: Thrips cause upward curling of leaves,...

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