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INDIA 2016: Israel to help revive kesar's appeal

Sat,25 Jun 2016

Summary: Farmers will be shown post-harvest technologies and how to rejuvenate old mango trees along with high-density plantation and growing fruits that are free from pests and diseases under greenhouse conditions. 

The demonstration systems have already been put in place."They will teach farmers to use techniques like mulching and drip irrigation that can potentially save 70% water for irrigation while yielding more and better crop at the same time,"said a senior official.

 Junagadh horticulture department officials said that mango cultivation in more than 300 hectares has been destroyed by the orchard owners in the last three years.

In fact, experts from Israel have already conducted some demonstrations of systems that help increase the crop yield and improve the quality too.

 Rajkot: Israel's famed agriculture techniques that have turned deserts green will now help Junagadh farmers revive kesar mangoes, whose production is on a steady decline over…