Cauliflower گلپی

Problems and Opportunities

  • Priority problems include the use of unimproved varieties (long growing cycle, non-uniform maturity, big head-size, no self-blanching), planting (bed preparation), low planting density, and insect pests.
  • Priority opportunities for cauliflower include extension and demonstration of new planting methods, planting new and resistant varieties (in particular for heat tolerance, downy mildew and black rot), extension for Integrated Pest Management methods.
  • These priorities and opportunities are based on feedback from experts at Nangrhar University and DAIL, and Professor Sidajan of Laghman DAIL Department of Horticulture.

Overview

Production

Pest Management for Cauliflower

  • Common pests in cauliflower include diamondback moth, cutworm, cabbage butterfly, cabbage aphid, thrips, downy mildew, club root and black rot. Application sprays of Cypermethrine can control for diamondback moth and 1% Malathion for cabbage butterfly. Improved varieties, such as White Corona, are resistant to powdery mildew and black rot.
  • See Pest Identification Cards and general Pest Management Page

Postharvest

  • Cauliflower Postharvest Fact Sheet (UC Davis 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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