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Integration of plant disease management practices

June 12, 2012
By Krishiworld
Plant Disease Management

The four basic requirements for management of plant diseases are clean & healthy seeds, clean field or pathogen free soil, prevention of entry of and infection by a pathogen in a standing crop & precautions during harvesting & storage of the produce. An ideal schedule for controlling a disease is to integrate measures covering...

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Mushroom, Types Of Cultivation

June 11, 2012
By Krishiworld
Mushrooms-Cultivation

Types Suitable for cultivation At present 3 mushrooms are being cultivated in India. These are : the white mushroom (Agaricus bisporus), the paddy-straw mushroom (Volvariella vovvacea) and the oyster mushroom (Pleurotus sajor-caju). Of these, A. bisporus is the most popular and economically sound to grow and is extensively cultivated throughout the world. However, due...

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Soil-Water Conservation

June 11, 2012
By Krishiworld
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The problem of conserving soil and moisture is also of very great importance in the extensive regions of low and uncertain rainfall, forming parts of Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. These tracts are characterized by scanty, ill-distributed and highly erosive rains, undulating topography, high wind velocity and generally shallow soils. The...

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Soil & soil forming materials

June 8, 2012
By Krishiworld
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SOIL may be defined as a thin layer of earth’s crust which serves as a natural medium for growth of plants. It is the unconsolidated mineral matter that has been subjected to, and influenced by, genetic and environmental factors– parent material, climate, organisms and topography all acting over a period of time. Soil differs...

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Commercial Crops: Oilseed crops & ground nuts (Part 2)

June 8, 2012
By Krishiworld
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DISTRIBUTION, AREA AND PRODUCTION The major groundnut-producing countries of the world are India, China, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Burma and the USA. Out of the total area of 18.9 million hectares and the total production of 17.8 million tonnes in the world, these countries account for 69% of the area and 70% of the production....

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Commercial Crops: Oilseed crops & ground nuts

June 7, 2012
By Krishiworld
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OILSEED CROPS OILSEED crops have been the backbone of agricultural economy of India from time immemorial. Today these crops are cultivated on about 16.5 million hectares, with total production of 10 million tonnes. This area constitutes approximately one-tenth of the total cultivated area in India. On the oilseed map of the world, India occupies...

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Plant disease management – Part 2

June 7, 2012
By Krishiworld
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USE OF RESISTANT CULTIVARS Several types of resistant cultivars are now available. When a variety is more resistant to some race of pathogen than to others, the resistance is called vertical. Vertical resistance can be preferred against pathogens, which do not have many races, or in the host, which is not cultivated throughout the...

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Plant disease management – Part 1

June 6, 2012
By Krishiworld
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QUARANTINE :- The best way to control diseases is to exclude them from the area of sphere in which the host plants are being known. This method of exclusion enforced through certain legal measures is commonly known as quarantine. In India, Destructive Insects & Pests Act, was enacted in 1914. Directorate of Plant Protection...

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FRUIT CROPS – TROPICAL AND SUB-TROPICAL FRUITS

May 12, 2012
By Krishiworld
Pomegranate

(A) TROPICAL AND SUB-TROPICAL FRUITS Banana. Banana (Musa paradisiaca L.) occupies over 1,64,000 hectares, mainly in Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Kerala, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Assam, Andhra Pradesh and Bihar. Though some inferior types of banana are found growing as far north as the Himalayas, its commercial importance is mainly limited to the more tropical conditions,...

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Krishiworld

May 1, 2012
By Krishiworld

India’s First Multilingual Agricultural Portal

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