ICAR issues advisories for horticultural crops in flood-affected states

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New Delhi, Oct 27 (ANI): The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has issued advisories for horticultural farmers in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka to tackle diseases, pests and physical damage to crops caused by heavy rains and flood.

Farmers have been advised to drain out excess water from the field / basins and provide required support to young plants suffering from the problem of bending.

The canopy touching to ground should also be removed.

One spray of Dithane M45 (2 g/l) is suggested in all fruit crops, in view of possibility of spread of diseases particularly leaf spot.

For effective management of Sigatoka leaf spot in banana, calixin (1 ml/l) alongwith sticker should be sprayed.

To control late blight and buck eye rot in tomato, phytophthora rot in onion and bacterial wilt/phytophthora fruit rot in brinjal, spray of Equation-pro (1 ml/l) or Acrobat (2 g/l) has been advised. For purple blotch disease of onion, Dithane M-45 or Kavach (2 g/l) should be sprayed.

Anthracnose in chilli may be controlled by the spray of Topsin M (1 g/l). In black pepper and cardamom, the plant basins need to be drenched with copper oxychloride (0.2 percent) and spray bordeaux mixture (1 percent) while in ginger and turmeric, the beds should be drenched with Mancozeb (0.31 percent) or Metalaxyl-mancozeb (0.05 percent). (ANI)

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