Advisory for the Orchardists of Valley-
Chemical control (Rodent bait schedule):
Day 1: Plugging of rodent burrows
Day 2: Identification of live burrows for pre-baiting prior to poison baiting:
For pre baiting with plain bait, mix crushed rice (48 g) + broken wheat grain
(48 g) + sugar (2.0 g) and mustard oil (2.0 ml) and place it @ 10 -15 g/ live
Day 3: 2.0% Zinc phosphide* baiting during late evening (containing crushed rice
(48 g) + broken wheat grain (48 g) + zinc phosphide (2.0 g) and mustard oil (2.0 ml)
all mixed together) be placed inside the live burrow @ 6-10 g bait/ live burrow)
Day 4: Collection and burying of dead rodents. Close all burrows at evening hours
Day 5: Identification of live burrows.
Day 6: Fumigate live reopened burrows with Aluminum phosphide pellets @ 2
pellets/burrow or 5-10 g pouch/burrow and cover with wet mud.
* Precautions: Since residual rodent population develops bait shyness after one baiting with
Zinc phosphide, a minimum of 50-60 days gap should be given before it is used again.
Chief Canning Instructor
is Administrative and technical control of the respective Vegetable Craft Training Centres, technical control of Fruit Preservation and utilization Extension Centres in the Division. Monitoring in evaluation of all the Fruit Preservation Centres. Planning of training programmes on short and long term basis.
Soil And Leaf Analysis Laboratory Kashmir
The Soil Testing Laboratory was established by the State Department of Horticulture in March, 1995, at Horticulture Complex, Rajbagh, Srinagar, with the aim of providing guidance to the orchardist community on scientific lines, with regard to the basic input of all horticultural activity. i.e.........