Seasonal activities: Fall
(mid September, October, November, mid December)
- Sucker removal. Remove suckers arising from the base of the tree.
- 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.
- Crop calendar
- Pest management
- Pesticide Use and Safety
- Market Information (All Crops)
- Gallery Photos
- Priority Problems for Afghanistan Pomegranates include: A. Fruit splitting, B. Pollination C. Training & Pruning D. IPM for Pomegranates: Fruit borer, carob moth (main pest in Kandahar), aphids, fruit fly (main problem in Khogyani district in Nangarhar province).
These draft priority problems are based on feedback from Afghanistan based on discussions with agricultural consultants, local people at the field level, Muhammad Aziz SAEEDI (PHDC-Jalalabad/ANHDO), and Tom Brown.
- Crop overview Fact sheet (81 kB) (UC Davis)
- Pomegranates Checklist Fact sheet (Paul Sommers)
- Status of Pomegranate production in Afghanistan (Dr Samadi, Kabul University) (468 kB) as a PDF
- Pomegranate production by province Interactive Map (UC Davis)
- Fact sheet (UC Davis)
- Variety selection. See variety options (UC Davis)
- Training and Pruning. See Fact sheet English and Dari (UC Davis)
- Irrigation perennial crops (3.4 MB) (Roots of Peace)
- Principals of Irrigation Trees and Vines PPT as PDF (2.8MB) Dari (4.6 MB) UC Davis
- Drip irrigation (11.7MB) by 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 from Ludhiana University, India)
- Maintaining quality of pomegranates PPT as PDF (4.2 MB) (UC Davis)
- Example of standards (Fresh Spec)
Market Information (All Crops)