Horticulture

How to protect and treat apple root rot?

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Shimla: Apple plant root rot disease is a common disease in apple plants in the Shimla district region. Every year, apple growers’ complain about...

Shimla based firm to make apple cider vinegar on Nauni varsity...

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Nauni/Solan: Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a Shimla based food processing company for the...

Commission agent arrested for not paying Rs 75 lakhs to orchardists

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Solan: A Special Investigation Team (SIT) of CID has arrested a commission agent from Solan for alleged non-payment of more than Rs 75 lakhs...

Shimla district to produce 1.98 crore apple boxes in 2021

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Shimla: About 1.98 crores apple boxes are estimated to be produced in the Shimla district during the upcoming apple season. This has been stated...

HPMC hikes cartons prices, apple growers demand immediate withdrawal

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Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh Horticulture Produce Marketing and Processing Corporation Ltd. (HPMC) has increased the prices of the packaging material of apple. The HPMC has...

How to manage Scab, premature leaf fall? Horticulture varsity issues advisory

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Solan: Scab is one of the serious disease in apple fruits. Apple scab generally attacks both leaves and fruit. The fungal disease forms pale...

Summer Pruning tips by Horticulture University

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Nauni/Solan: Apple fruit trees must be pruned every year, usually during the dormant period and growers are following the manual for since long. However, lately,...

Amazon to buy fruits and vegetables directly from farmers in Shimla...

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Shimla: E-commerce giant Amazon will soon be buying fruits and vegetables directly from the farmers and orchardists of Shimla district at their doorsteps. With the...

Anti-hail guns back on Govt agenda, to bet on indigenous technology

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Shimla: Almost after a decade, Anti-hail guns seems back on the state government agenda and this time Govt is exploring possibilities to ride on...

Low-chilling apple variety developed by Himachal farmer spreads far and wide

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New Delhi: A farmer from Himachal Pradesh has developed an innovative self-pollinating apple variety that does not require long chilling hours for flowering and...

Horticulture varsity cautions apple growers of Scab spread, issues recommendations

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Nauni/Solan: Horticulture University has cautioned the apple growers to be vigilant for the possible spread of scab and other foliar diseases in the apple...

Horticulture Minister seeks damage report of crops within 15 days

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Shimla: Horticulture Minister Mahender Singh Thakur has directed the horticulture department to submit damage reports of crops within 15 days. The Horticulture Minister, in a...