SKUAST-K issues advisory for hail affected orchards

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SRINAGAR — Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology of Kashmir (SKUAST-K) has issued advisory for hailstorm affected orchards in the Valley.

In an Advisory (No: AU/DEx/2019; Dated: 22-06-2019), the University has made the following recommendations for the affected orchardists:

The orchards may be sprayed with any one of the following fungicides (per 100 litre of water): Zineb 68% + Hexaconazole 4% 72 WP (100 g) or Metiram 55% + Pyraclostrobin 5% 60 WG (100 g) or Mancozeb 75 WP (300g) or Zineb 75 WP (300 g).

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In addition to the above, the orchards may be sprayed with Urea @ 0.2% (200 g per 100 litre of water) 3 days after the above spray.

Maintain proper orchard sanitation and remove fallen fruit/leaves from the orchard.

Ensure drainage of excess water and staking of heavy fruit bearing branches to avert uprooting of trees due to excess soil moisture.

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