Success Stories
 

Integrated Disease Management in Mango

Integrated disease management in mango awareness demonstrations were initiated during the year 2009–10 at Nuggikeri, Nigadi, Kalakeri, Nayakana Hulikatti, Kyarakoppa, Jodalli and Narendra villages of Dharwad taluk and  Kalaghatagi taluk with a beneficiaries of 10 farmers through mango campaigns. One contact and one systemic fungicide were used at the time of flowering and at the time of button formation stage for the control of powdery mildew disease.

Trainings :
Prior to the implementation of both on campus and off campus training programmes were organized to create awareness on the application of fungicides in the management of powdery mildew in order to reduce the flower drops and to increase fruit setting. In fungicide spray orchards have recorded 10-15% higher yield. For eg, a progressive farmer Sri. Manjunath Y. Gouri, Nayakana Hulikatti village of Hubli taluk obtained the record yield of 3.8 Mt./ha. The farmers expressed the spray of fungicides at the time of flowering and button formation stage will increase the fruit yield by reducing flower drop.

Campaigns:
Before implementation of the integrated disease management practices there were two mango campaigns have been conducted at farmers fields with an involvement of more than 100 farmers to create awareness about management practices. These farmers were able to harvest more than expected yield in their respective mango gardens on an average yield of  3.0 Mt./ha over farmer practice were they could able to get 2.5 Mt./ha.

Details

Yield (Mt./ha)

%increase yield

Expenditure (Rs./ha)

Total Income (Rs./ha)

Net Income (Rs./ha)

Demonstration

3.0

15.0

12,700/-

63,000/-

50,300/-

Farmers practice

2.5

11,500/-

54,600/-

43,100/-

 

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