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COFFEE DISEASE AND PEST MANAGEMENT - INDIA

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Coffee is one of the major plantation crops mainly grown in southern states (Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu) and to a small extent in northeastern states of India. Two commercially important species of coffee viz., arabica coffee ( Coffea Arabica )and robusta coffee (Coffea canephora) are grown almost in equal ratio in about 292,000 ha in India. India produces about 282,000 tonnes of coffee annually and southern states of India contribute about 98% of the total production. Coffee is an important export commodity earns about US$200million foreign exchange annually. Coffee plantations provide a congenial habitat to various valuable species of...

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Inter Cropping and Its Advantages

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Inter Cropping and Its Advantages Intercropping is a practice involving growing two or more crops simultaneously on a same piece of land. The main advantage of inter cropping is getting higher returns from the same piece of land which otherwise not be utilized by a single crop. Inter cropping needs a careful planning wherein the soil, water, climate, light etc are taken into account. While planning inter cropping it is important to select the crops which do not compete with each other for space, nutrient, water or sunlight. It is advisable to grow crops like shallow rooted crops with deep rooted crops, tall crop...

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LEAF CURL DISEASE AND ITS MANAGEMENT

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Leaf curl disease is one of the major diseases in the World caused by a virus. This virus attacks crops like cotton, papaya, tomato, bhendi, chillies, capsicum, and tobacco and causes major economic losses to the farmers. The leaf curl disease is caused by a complex of whitefly ( Bemisia tabaci ) transmitted Begomoviruses having monopartite genome with circular ssDNA associated with satellite (beta and alpha satellite) DNA molecules. The disease generally appears in the end of June about 45-55 days after sowing and spreads rapidly in July. The disease progress becomes slow in August and almost comes to a...

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TERRACE GARDENING TIPS

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Now a days where the cities are occupied with flats, vehicles and populations it’s only the house terraces left to plan for a garden. So terrace gardening is a trend in big cities like Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Lucknow and Cochin. The main advantage of terrace gardening is it is organic, keeps a check on the increasing temperature, saves money,  time and bring a positive environment around the house. Many vegetables like brinjal, tomato, chillies, cucurbits etc and flowers like marigold, rose, chrysanthemum, zinnia etc can be grown easily on the terrace with a proper management. It is advisable to...

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General Package of Practices for Tomato

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TOMATO (Lycopersicum esculentum)  Temperature  Seed germination 16-29 0 C   Seedling growth 21-24 0 C   Fruit set (day) 15-17 0 C   Fruit set (night) & red colur development 20-24 0 C Soil Requirement pH of 5.5- 6.8    Seed Rate 400 to 500 g/ha    Seed treatment  Thiram @ 3g/kg of seed to protect from seed born diseases.  Treatment with B. naphthoxyacetic acid (BNOA) at 25 and 50 ppm, gibberllic acid (GA3) at 5-20 ppm and chlorophenoxy acetic at 10 and 20 ppm was found to improve the growth and yield of tomato. Sowing season winter June -...

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