Efforts on to control Gummosis disease in oranges in Chhindwara

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Jabalpur, Nov 12 (UNI) Special efforts are being made in order to tackle the serious problem of Gummosis (phytothora) disease in oranges grown in Chhindwara district of Madhya Pradesh.

A technical team led by Agriculture department Joint Director Vijay Kumar Singh visited orange orchards in Chhindwara and discussed the matter with orange growers.

The visiting team informed that an outline was being prepared for providing medicines -- recommended by the Nagpur-based National Research Centre for Citrus -- for controlling Gummosis to orange growers at 50 per cent subsidised rate.

Besides, directions had been issued to a departmental team to spread awareness about the disease.

A report was prepared on the intensity of the disease and presented before the state government previous year. A detailed action plan was also formulated on the basis of the report.

The plan provided for making available medicines recommended by the National Research Centre for Citrus at 50 per subsidised rate.

An appeal has been made to orange growers for mass spraying in their orchards and obtaining treatment under departmental guidance to curb the disease.

UNI

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