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Plant parasitic nematodes in Polyhouse - Damage and management

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In India Polyhouse technology is gaining popularity for growing high value crops like colored capsicums, European cucumbers, different varieties of rose flowers, Gerbera, Chrysanthemum, Carnations, Orchids etc.,. Organism: Root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne sp) are considered to be important pests in protected cultivation. Under protected cultivation incidence of nematodes have become severe and has caused losses up to 60 % in poly house crops. Incidence of plant parasitic nematodes is more severe because of congenial conditions for nematodes to multiply and invade like higher temperature, humidity and high use of inputs like fertilizers and plant growth promoters in poly houses. Through nematode...

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FALL ARMY WORM - A SERIOUS PEST IN MAIZE/CORN, Impact and 5 effective control measures

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Fall Armyworm    (Spodoptera frugiperda) causes crop damage to larger extent in maize or corn. Damage on Corn/Maize. Fall Armyworms usually feed at night and damage corn by chewing leaves. They prefer to feed on the succulent leaves in the whorl first. Feeding is usually confined to leaf margins, but occasionally they may strip the entire plant leaving only the midrib of the leaves. During the day, armyworms are found in the soil or underneath ground cover. Ragged leaf feeding in the spring and early summer is evidence of armyworm feeding. Stages of Armyworm: Egg: Eggs are small, greenish-white, globular, and...

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Five reasons why to get soil testing and analysis of Agricultural Land

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Human health is dependent on the food what they consume and ultimately the soil health which supplies required nutrients for the plant or crop in turn to the consumer. In India the farmers are practicing the conventional agriculture methods for the crop production. Somehow farmers are harvesting the crop on one side but on the other side the soil fertility or soil health is getting deteriorated. Conventional production systems like Use of  high yielding varieties, Intensive use of chemical fertilizers cum pesticides and Extensive tillage operations introduced to our country by the effect of Green revolution have become the main...

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Flower Dropping and decreased Fruit Set in Papaya : Management Strategies

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Papaya [Carica papaya] plants or trees may be categorized to male, female or hermaphrodite trees based on type of flowers they produce. As indicated above depending on the tree's type or gender, the flowers and fruit (if found) vary in appearance, function and size. Typically, a papaya plant’s gender may change depending on the temperature during the developmental stages. Papaya Trees – Male type Male papaya trees’ flowers are clusters of thin tube like flowers that grow at the distal end of long stalks. In male flowers both male organ [stamen] and pistil [female organ] are present in the flowers....

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Pest and Disease Management in Organic Farming

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The Health of present generation has been badly affected due to consumption of food that contains high levels of carcinogenic chemicals. Crop protection systems with non scientific methodologies have increased harmful chemical levels in food. To overcome the ill effects, the traditional age old farming practices of our fore fathers have to be adopted. Organic farming system basically adopts the use of beneficial microbes (bio-fertilizers) to release nutrients from left over organic farm residue. This enables the soil micro flora & fauna to grow & multiply resulting in sustainable production of crops. The Bio-pesticides helps to keep the crop pests...

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