On Space and Resource Management for Potential Benefits in Apple Farming

On Space and Resource Management for Potential Benefits in Apple Farming

Dr. Tasneem Mubarak Over the past few decades there has been a great transformation of agriculture land into its horticultural variant. When we compare the data of year 2008-09 with that of 2018-19, area expansion under apple in Kashmir in general and district Kulgam , in particular, has been phenomenal during this decade. Increase in […]

Unapproved growth regulators used for better yield by apple farmers

Unapproved growth regulators used for better yield by apple farmers

SHOPIAN: The Southern Kashmir is looking ahead at a moderate apple crop this year, although inclement weather may still bring some diseases. Orchardists have been advised to remain vigilant and in contact with Horticulture experts and officials. Most of the areas in southern Kashmir are witnessing a moderate apple crop. However, those who sprayed growth […]

Zainpora’s vast plantation farm turning barren under govt’s watch

Zainpora’s vast plantation farm turning barren under govt’s watch

SHOPIAN: If it gets government attention, Asia’s largest apple plantation farm at Zainpora in Shopian district would fetch crores of income to the state exchequer and may well revolutionise horticulture in entire south Kashmir, but lack of staff and gardeners has left more than 60 hectares of this farm lying as fallow land. The farm […]

Petrol run spray motors getting popular among orchardists

Petrol run spray motors getting popular among orchardists

SHOPIAN: Petrol run spray motors are getting popular among orchardists replacing the old kerosense run motors mainly due to shortage of Kerosene. The petrol motors require less labour and effort, giving orchardists some relief. The trend started after the decline in subsidised supplies of kerosene in the valley. People affiliated with farming and fruit growing […]

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