Seasonal activities: Winter
(mid December through mid March)
- Sucker removal. Remove suckers growing from the base of the tree.
- Tree shaping. Prune to desired tree height. Remove bent or broken branches
- Nutrient management. Apply (either in fall or winter) 0.2-0.4 kg N per tree per year. On light soils, apply half in winter and half in spring.
- Irrigation. Little or no irrigation during winter may be needed.
- Propagation. Take cuttings for propagation
- Crop calendar
- Pest management
- Pesticide Use and Safety
- Market Information (All Crops)
- Gallery Photos
Priority Problems for Afghanistan Pomegranates include: fruit splitting, pollination, training & pruning, IPM for pomegranates: fruit borer, carob moth (main pest in Kandahar), aphids, fruit fly (main problem in Khogyani district in Nangarhar province), mites.
These draft priority problems are based on feedback from Afghanistan based on discussions with agricultural consultants, Afghan specialists, Muhammad Aziz SAEEDI (PHDC-Jalalabad/ANHDO), and Tom Brown.
- Crop Overview Fact Sheet (UC Davis)
- Pomegranates Checklist Fact Sheet (Paul Sommers)
- Status of Pomegranate Production in Afghanistan (Dr Samadi, Kabul University) as a PDF
- Pomegranate Production by Province Interactive Map (UC Davis)
- Fact Sheet (UC Davis)
- Variety Options (UC Davis)
- Training and Pruning Fact Sheet English and Dari (UC Davis)
- Irrigation of Perennial Crops (3.4 MB) (Roots of Peace)
- Principals of Irrigation of Trees and Vines PPT as PDF (2.8MB) and Dari (4.6 MB) (UC Davis)
- Drip Irrigation (11.7MB) (IDE)
- 10 Principles of Postharvest Management Fact Sheet (UC Davis)
- Principles of GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) Fact Sheet (UC Davis)
- Postharvest Options (1.3 MB) (Ludhiana University, India)
- Maintaining Quality of Pomegranates PPT as PDF (4.2 MB) (UC Davis)
- Example of Standards (Fresh Spec)
Market Information (All Crops)