Apples سیب

Seasonal activities: Winter

(mid December through mid March)

  • Spray trees with dormant oil to control San Jose scale, aphid eggs, mite eggs.
  • Prune 15–20% last year’s growth to let light in.
  • Remove diseased/broken limbs.

Problems and Opportunities

  • Priority problems include: production problems due to poor rootstock, pollination, planting (bed preparation), training and pruning, variety selection, and IPM for Apples: Codling moth, powdery mildew, apple scab, fire blight, wholly apple aphid, San Jose scale, green fruit worm, European red mite, green apple aphids, Bermuda grass.
  • Priority opportunities include training nurserymen in improved rootstock management, better match varieties with growing regions (See PHDP), and improved water management.
  • These draft priority problems are based on feedback from agricultural consultants, Afghans specialists, and Tom Brown.

Overview

  • About Apples Fact Sheet English, (Dari) دری , and پشتو (Pashto) (UC Davis)
  • Apple production by province Interactive Map (UC Davis)
  • Cultivated Area by Province Interactive Map (UC Davis)

Crop Calendar

  • Apple Crop Calendar Fact Sheet (California Backyard Gardener)
  • For crop calendars of specific regions, choose a province from the list on the left or go to the Province Info page on the top menu bar

Production

    • PHDP Varietal Selection and Production English (excerpt), دری (Dari) (9.9 MB) and پشتو (Pashto) (9.8 MB) (ANNGO Catalog 2013, PHDP/EU)
    • National Nursery Growers
    • Association Locations and Contacts PDF (ANNGO Catalog 2013, PHDP/EU)

Pest Management for Apples

Postharvest

  • 10 Principles of Postharvest Management Fact Sheet (UC Davis)
  • Principles of GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) Fact Sheet (UC Davis)
  • Apple Postharvest Management Fact Sheet (UC Davis PostHarvest RIC)
  • General Postharvest Page
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Provinces

Ghor

Ghazni

Faryab

Farah

Daikundy

Bamyan

Balkh

Baghlan

Badghis

Badakhshan

Zabul

Wardak

Uruzgan

Takhar

Sar-e-Pul

Samangan

Parwan

Panjshir

Paktya

Paktika

Nuristan

Nimroz

Nangarhar

Logar

Laghman

Kunduz

Kunar

Khost

Kapisa

Kandahar

Kabul

Jawzjan

Herat

Helmand