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Seasonal activities: Summer

(mid June through mid September)

 

  • Sucker removal. Remove suckers arising from the base of the tree.
  • Irrigation. For best production, apply 7-10 cm water every 1-3 weeks. The most critical period is during heat spells.
  • Tree shaping. Prune – as needed - to keep the tree center open.

 

Content

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Problems and Opportunities

  • Priority Problems for Afghanistan Pomegranates include: fruit splitting, pollination, training & pruning, and 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.

Overview

Crop calendar

 Production

    • Training and Pruning Fact Sheet English and (Dari) دری (UC Davis) 
    • Irrigation
      • Irrigation of Perennial Crops Manual (3.4 MB) (Roots of Peace)
      • Principals of Irrigation of Trees and Vines PPT as PDF English (2.8MB) and (Dari) دری (4.6 MB) (UC Davis)
      • Drip Irrigation Manual (11.7MB) (IDE)

    Pest Management for Pomegranate

      Postharvest

      • 10 Principles of Postharvest Management Fact Sheet (UC Davis)
      • Principles of GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) Fact Sheet (UC Davis)
      • Postharvest Options PPT as PDF (1.3 MB) (Ludhiana University, India)
      • Maintaining Quality of Pomegranates PPT as PDF (4.2 MB) (UC Davis)
      • Example of Standards Fact Sheet (Fresh Spec)
      • General Postharvest Page

      Market Information (All Crops)

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      Links

      GHKB

       Global Hort KB - Pomegranate