Kashmir | Plant Protection Schedule 2020

Kashmir | Plant Protection Schedule 2020

DIRECTORATE OF HORTICULTURE,

RAJBAGH-SRINAGAR, KASHMIR-190008 .
TELE-FAX: 0194-2311287/2311484-

E-mail :Kashmirhorticulture@gmail.com
website : http://HortiKashmir.gov.in

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Precaution

1. Delayed Dormancy spray should not go beyond green tip stage.

2. Spray Captan at least 10 days after Oil Spray

Note: Use and sale of the products recommended in the

schedule are subject to production of registration and label

claim from CIB & RC, GoI.

Disclaimer:

 The molecules have been evaluated by SKUAST-K for bio-efficacy against apple diseases and pests, and the advisory/ information has been compiled for guidance and not for legal purposes.

 The advisory has been formulated in consultation and inputs received from Department of Horticulture Kashmir and Directorate of Enforcement Government of J&K.

Caution:
 This schedule is devised for Kashmir Valley under normal weather conditions.
 For location specific decisions and under abnormal weather conditions, contact concerned Horticulture Development

Officers/ KVK scientists for advice.
 For effective disease and pest management, ensure orchard sanitation through collection and destruction of fallen leaves, pruned/diseased/infected twigs and fallen/mummified fruits.

Important Instructions
i. Chemicals at a given stage in the recommendations are shown in order of their efficacy / increasing cost.
ii. Avoid mixing of fungicides, insecticides and spray suspensions.
iii. Maintain a gap of 3-4 days between insecticide and fungicide spray.
iv. Adjutants/Stickers may be added for better efficacy of fungicides especially during rainy days. Sticker like Sandovit @ 50-75              ml/100 liter of suspension.
v. Stickers should not be used with Dodine.

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vi. In case of heavy rains within 12 hours of spray the spray is to be repeated immediately. (when adjuvants/stickers are not used).
vii. Before conducting the spray inform the beekeepers in the vicinity of the orchard about spraying time ; bee colonies should be kept preferably away from spraying area.
viii. Same pesticide should not be repeated continuously in two sprays.
ix. Avoid spraying during high temperatures/rainy weather. All sprays should be conducted during early morning or evening hours to avoid phytotoxicity.
x. No spray should be done during full bloom period.
xi. Spraying of insecticides/fungicides should be stopped 3-4 weeks before harvesting of fruit.
xii. Keep 60 cm of soil around trunks undisturbed.
xiii. Apply balanced dose of nutrients (N:P:K + FYM) as per Package of Practices recommended by SKUAST-K to fruit trees.
xiv. Under drought like conditions, 2-3 sprays of calcium chloride (dehydrated) @ 0.3-0.5% (3-5 g/lit) after pea size stage along with 0.15% boric acid (1.5 g/lit) at an interval of 10-15 days may be conducted).
xv. After fruit-let stage, ensure periodical destruction of weeds beyond 60 cm around tree trunks.
xvi. Ensure removal of borer infested twigs/branches and their subsequent destruction.
xvii. Close monitoring of pests and diseases is important for effective management.

Do’s and Don’ts of Pesticide Application

A. Do’s

 Purchase Pesticides only from registered dealer(s) having valid license.
 Check Batch No. Registration No. Manufacture / Expiry Date on the labels.
 Always purchase with proper bill or invoice.
 Storage place should be well protected from direct sunlight or rain.
 Read instructions on pesticide container label carefully before use.
 Always use clear water for making pesticide suspension as per requirement.
 Use protective clothing viz, hand gloves, face masks, aprons, etc to cover whole body.
 Always protect your nose, eyes, ears, hands etc, from spill of spray suspension.

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 Use recommended dose of pesticides.
 Select right kind of equipment for spraying.
 Spray pesticide during morning or evening hours.
 Agitate spray suspension continuously while spraying.

 

B) Don’ ts

Don’t Use muddy or stagnant water for preparing pesticide solution.
 Don’t Prepare or spray pesticides without wearing protective clothing.
 Avoid spilling of pesticide solution while filling or spraying.
 Don’t use over or sub lethal dose of pesticide.
 Don’t spray pesticides during full bloom period.
 Don’t spray during day time when temperature is high.
 Don’t mix various pesticides other than those recommended by SKUAST-K.
 Don’t eat, drink, chew or smoke during spraying or preparing pesticide suspension.
 Don’t transfer pesticide from original to other container.
 Don’t use leaky or defective equipment’s.
 Don’t blow / clean clogged nozzle with mouth.


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