Director General of Horticulture in Kashmir issues advisory for orchards affected by hail


Director General of Horticulture in Kashmir issues advisory for orchards affected by hail

A heavy hailstorm hit parts of northern Kashmir including Tangmarg and Gulmarg and damaged standing crops and orchards.

posted on May 07, 2022 | Author RK Online Office



Kashmir’s Directorate General of Horticulture issued an advisory to fruit growers in the valley on Saturday in view of damage to fruit trees in yesterday’s hailstorm.

A heavy hailstorm hit parts of northern Kashmir including Tangmarg and Gulmarg and damaged standing crops and orchards.

In a notice issued this morning, the Director General of Horticulture in Kashmir has asked arborists to spray affected apple and pear trees with one of the following fungicides per 100 liters of water: Zineb 68% + Hexaconozole 4% 72 WP (100g) or Dodine 65 WP (60g) or Dodine 40 SC (90ml) or Fluxapyroxad 250g/l + Pyraclostrobin 250g/l 500 SC (20ml).

The general director of horticulture has asked arborists to also spray 0.2% urea (equivalent to 200 grams per 100 liters of water) on apple and pear trees affected by hail and immediately remove leaves and damaged fruit from orchards.

As for cherry, apricot, plum and peach trees affected by hail, arborists have been instructed to spray the trees with one or more of the following fungicides.

Carbendazim 50 WP (50 g) or Carbendazim 12% + Mancozeb 63% 75 WP (250 g) or Thiophanate Methyl 70 WP (50 g). Arborists have also been told to immediately remove fallen leaves and fruit from orchards.

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