Maize جواری

  • At present, there is little maize-specific information available for Afghanistan, but several organizations offer guiding principles.

Problems and Opportunities

  • Priority problems include drought, especially where irrigation infrastructure is limiting. Lack of access to improved seed and the high price of inputs (especially fertilizer) are problems limiting maize production.
  • Priority opportunities have not yet been identified.

Overview

Production

  • Cropping 101 Manual (UC Davis)
  • Field Manual (1.5 MB) (CIMMYT)
  • Seed and Seed Systems Webpage
  • Fertilization Fact Sheet (IFA)
  • Nitrogen Requirements of Annual Crops Fact Sheet (UC Davis)

Pest Management for Maize

  • In Afghanistan, common maize pests are: maize stem borer, corn armyworm, corn leafhopper, cutworms, fusarium ear and stalk rot diseases, leaf blight, common smut, head smut,and common rust.
  • Diseases Manual (2.2 MB) (CIMMYT)
  • Maize Doctor (CIMMYT on-line diagnostic tool)

Corn Armyworm

Factsheet

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Corn Earworm (also called Tomato Fruitworm)

Factsheet

Corn Leafhopper

Factsheet

Postharvest

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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