There is an “intense competition” for mushroom gathering, especially for the morels because of their high commercial value. A substitute of meat with high nutritious and medicinal value, the morel mushroom, locally known as ‘Kanegeich’ in Kashmir is the world’s costliest mushroom. Kashmir lies in the north-west Himalaya range that has a rich repository of unexplored macrofungal wealth. […]
A delegation of Jammu & Kashmir Fruit Growers Association today called on Director Horticulture Kashmir, Ajaz Ahmad Bhat to apprise him of the issues faced by them including the import of Iranian apples via Afghanistan.
The orchardists in the catchment area of the procurement centers will register online for procurement of apples through Central Procurement Agency, NAFED on the official Horticulture website.
Choudhary impressed upon all the officers involved in implementation of the scheme to ensure that the basic purpose of buying apple from the growers at their doorsteps with immediate payment directly to the bank accounts of the apple growers shall be fulfilled smoothly.
Under the scheme, Apple will be procured by NAFED directly from the growers/aggregators at optimum prices at 5 designated Collection Centres (Fruit & Vegetable Mandies).
Even as growers are getting vocal for local and administration mulling to start the historic 86-km-long Mughal Road exclusively for cherry shipments, the concerns caused by COVID curbs are making the growers cheerless currently
Many pesticides are toxic to pollinators like bees, wasps and other friendly insects besides humans. Honey bee colonies and other insect populations are damaged or destroyed by insecticides and losses have a devastating impact on the pollination process and in-turn the fruit production
Agriculture is the main economic activity of the Kashmir valley and contributes 21% to GDP of J&K and 70-80% of the population directly or indirectly depends on it, therefore activity should go on by following standard operating procedures
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Secretary, Agriculture Production and Horticulture Department, Manzoor Ahmad Lone today said that Jammu and Kashmir would soon have its own Horticulture Policy