Carrots زردگ

Problems and Opportunities

  • Primary problems for carrots include rodents, various insect pests, weeds, over-irrigation, under-irrigation, and chemical application near harvest.
  • Primary opportunities include pest management,irrigation management, proper soil preparation, weed control early in the season, crop rotation, and avoiding chemical applications near harvest.
  • These priorities and opportunities are based on feedback from Nahzatullah Nahzat.

Overview

Production

  • General Vegetable Production Manual پشتو (Pashto) (2.3 MB) (UC Davis)
  • Carrot Production for Eastern Region PPT as PDF (1.3 MB) (IDEA-NEW Noori)

Pest Management for Carrots

  • Common pests in carrot include rodents, carrot rust fly, carrot beetle, six-spot insect, and cuscuta (dodder). All but cuscuta may be controlled by pesticides available in Afghanistan. Afghan farmers pull and burn carrots affected by cuscuta.
  • Diagnosis Fact Sheet (UCD VRIC)
  • See also Pest Identification Cards and general Pest Management Page

Postharvest

  • Postharvest Fact Sheet (UCD PHTC)
  • 10 Principles of Postharvest Management Fact Sheet (UC Davis)
  • Principles of GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) Fact sheet (UC Davis)
  • General Postharvest Page
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