Early Times Report
Srinagar , May 27: ICAR-Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture has issued an advisory for farmers in in Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
As per the advisory, for management of scab and insects in apple crop following schedule is recommended.
Scab management: In case of apple, for management of scab, other diseases and pests, farmers are advised to adhere the plant protection schedule developed by Department of Horticulture of respective states at different fruit development stages.
For controlling scab and other diseases it is recommended to apply Dodine 65 WP (60 g/100 L of water), Flusilazole 25EC (30 ml/100 L of water), Zineb 68% + Hexaconazole 4% 72 WP (100g/100 L of water), Metiram (55%) + Pyraclostrobin (5%). If severity of scab is high then we can apply Trifloxystrobin 25% + Tebucanazole 50% 75 WP (40 g/100 L of water), the advisory reads.
Hail storm: In order to recover the fruits from hail damage, spray the hail affected orchards with urea(500g) and Mancozeb (300 gm) in 100 L of water.
For controlling insect pests application of Chlorpyriphos 20 EC (100 ml/100 L of water) or Quinalphos 25 EC (100 ml/100 L of water) is recommended, it says.
The advisory says for correcting the deficiencies of micronutrients, foliar sprays of H3BO3 (100-150 g/100 L of water) and CaCl2 (300 g/100 L of water) is recommended for correcting the deficiencies of Boron and Calcium
Do’s and Don’ts:
Whosoever has sprayed any one of the fungicide earlier should not repeat the same because of systemicity of fungicides.
During spraying take proper protection measures like wear goggles, gloves, masks, apron etc.
If Use stickers/adjuvants for better efficacy of fungicides (except Dodine) especially during rainy days
In case of heavy rains within 12 hours of spray the spray is to be repeated immediately (if adjuvants/stickers are were not used).
Anybody is feeling sick, cough, sneezing, fever etc. kindly consult doctor rather than work in orchards.
Spraying should be done during early morning or evening hours to avoid toxicity of fungicides during high temperatures.
“For any clarification contact: Dr D B Singh (9419061669); Dr O C Sharma (9419243119), Dr Javid I Mir (9906602101), Dr K L Kumawat (9419061108), Dr Wasim H Raja (9419058998), Dr Sajad Un Nabi (7006487704), Dr S N Kirmani (7006316856 )or Dr M A Sheikh (9419515989),” it reads.