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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 4
First page : (688) Last page : (695)
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Rejuvenation of Citrus in Arunachal Pradesh

Abhimanyu Chaturvedi1*, Nitin Kumar Pandey2, Indu1, Pravin Pati Tripathi3,    Rajanish Chandra Mishra4   and   A.N. Tripathi5

1KVK Tirap – Deomali, Arunachal Pradesh, PIN 792129
2KVK Lalitpur- Khiriamisra, Uttar Pradesh
3KVK East Kameng, Arunachal Pradesh
4KVK Lower Jalaun- Rura Mallu, Uttar Pradesh
5KVK – Lower Subansiri, Arunachal Pradesh
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Received: 16.07.2018 | Revised: 18.08.2018 | Accepted: 27.08.2018



The area under citrus in India is 1.078 million ha with a production of 11.14 million tonnes and average productivity of 10.3 tones/ha. The traditional mandarin growing areas of Arunachal Pradesh experience humid subtropical climate with high rainfall in monsoon (summer) and low temperature during winter months. Common rootstocks used for budding of mandarin oranges are Trifoliate Orange, Kharna Khatta, C. latipes and C. jambhiri.
Long spells and Heavy  rainfall, Soil erosion, Lack of desirable planting materials, Lack of application of amendments in acidic soils, Nutrient deficiencies, Lack of proper orchard management, No control of insect pests and diseases, Lack of marketing facilities, Lack of processing and Lack  of  extension support are the major problems for citrus decline in the state. Strategies like proper site selection, Suitable method of planting, disease free elite planting material, Soil and nutrient management, Proper orchard management, Management of insect-pests and diseases and  Extension services can be adopted for rejuvenation of old orchards. A suitable road map covering integrated approaches can be formulated for management of decline orchards.

Key words: Decline orchards, Insect-pests management &Road map.

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Cite this article: Chaturvedi, A., Pandey, N.K., Indu, Tripathi,   P.P., Mishra, R.C. and   Tripathi, A.N., Rejuvenation of Citrus in Arunachal Pradesh, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(4): 688-695 (2018). doi: