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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 6
First page : (817) Last page : (823)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6071

Pollination Problems in Apple of Kashmir Himalaya

G. H. Rather1, M. A. Paray1, Rehana Javid2*, Rizwana Khursheed1,
Munazah Yaqoob1, M. U. Rehman2 and Farhana Majid1
1Research and Training Centre for Pollinators, Pollinizers and Pollination Management, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir
2Division of Fruit Science, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir
*Corresponding Author E-mail: 786bazila@gmail.com
Received: 25.11.2017  |  Revised: 18.12.2017   |  Accepted: 22.12.2017  


Apple is the predominant temperate fruit crop in India which accounts for about 10% of total fruit production of the Country. Although India ranks 10th in world production of apple, yet the decreasing trend in productivity of its orchards has caused a serious concern to the fruit growers and planners of the Country. The horticulture being an important sector in the overall economy of Jammu and Kashmir. Pollination is an essential ecosystem service which involves symbiosis between cultivar, pollinizer and the pollinator. Effective pollination results in increased quality fruit production. Apples are highly dependent on bee pollination like other fruit crops. Throughout the world there is a serious deficit of pollinators worldwide and its foot prints are also seen in our valley. Low percentage of people in Kashmir understands the process of pollination and its importance. It is essential to up scale the capacity of various stakeholders concerned with crop production in Kashmir.

Key words: Apple production, Pollination, Kashmir Valley, Insect pollinators.

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Cite this article: Rather, G. H., Paray, M.A., Javid, R., Khursheed, R., Yaqoob, M., Rehman, M.U. and Majid, F., Pollination Problems in Apple of Kashmir Himalaya, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.5(6): 817-823 (2017). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6071