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Heavy Damage To Mango Cultivation In Many Parts Of Bihar


Mango cultivation has suffered up to 20 per cent damage in many parts of the state. Due to mango fruit borer and improper honeybee management, the leaves have turned black. Tikole (mangoes) are rotting. have fallen. Fruit borer disease has caused heavy damage in Muzaffarpur, Darbhanga, Sheohar, Motihari and adjoining districts.

Typical insecticides are not effective on this pest. The insect is making holes in the fruit and making it rot. Due to this, the mangoes are falling and falling. This pest has caused up to 50 per cent of damage in orchards in more than half a dozen districts.

The effect of the pest is being seen more due to more rain. This pest did heavy damage in 2014-15. They disappeared in the middle but returned in 2021. Principal Investigator of the All India Fruit Research Project and Associate Director of Research, Dr Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, Pusa, Prof. (Dr.) SK Singh says that the humidity in the environment has been high for more than two years.


Light irrigation, use pheromone trap: Prof SK Singh.

Prof (Dr) SK Singh suggests that the mango fruit has grown to more than 50 grams. Now the fruits should not fall. Apply light irrigation to the orchard to prevent fruit drops. Give fertilisers on time. If pests are found, then take the help of Krishi Vigyan Kendra etc. Fruit flies caused crop damage worth crores of rupees in 2021. Now the kernels have to be formed in the mango fruit. Farmers use pheromone traps.

The pheromone trap kills the fruit fly by luring the male insect

There is a lure in the pheromone trap, which should be changed every month. This lure is similar to the smell of a female fruit fly. It attracts and kills the insect of the male fruit fly. This stops the process of their reproduction. In this way, the pest of fruit fly sh

There is a decrease in the production of mango and gooseberry

In Bihar, nine fruits, including Mango, Guava, Litchi, Banana, Pomegranate, Papaya, Amla, Watermelon and Melon, are cultivated prominently. Mango and Amla production is decreasing. There is an annual decline of 0.87 per cent in the production of mangoes.


Amla production has dropped by 0.96 per cent. Mango is being produced in about 160.24 thousand hectares, 15.4997 lakh tonnes. At the same time, Amla is being cultivated on 3.55 thousand hectares. Its production is 15 thousand 66 tons.

5.30 per cent increase in fruit production

If we look at the increase in the production of fruits in Bihar, there is a compound increase of 8.28 per cent in the area and 5.30 per cent in the production. According to the Directorate of Horticulture, 50.0233 lakh tonnes are being produced in about 373.65 thousand hectares area.

Akash Kumar Mishra
Akash Kumar Mishra
Akash Kumar Mishra is the CO-Editor at Spot News 18. He is very passionate about His Work and Loves to Write on Technology Topics.

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