Production Constraints Of Apple In Balochistan

Syed Muhammad Khair, Muhammad Naeem Shahwani, Syed Abdul Sattar Shah

Abstract


To identify the constraints that hinder fruits production in general and apple production in particular the present study was designed and conducted in Killa Saifullah, Pishin and Ziarat districts of upland Balochistan which is the main apple production area of province. Growers were enquired about the major apple production constraints/problems. Shortage of irrigation water was the most serious and common problem and raned 1st but apple growers followed by low market prices of apple, attack of insects pests and diseases, expensive inputs (fertilizer, pesticides, packaging material, skilled labor), shortage of capital, low electricity voltage and its fluctuation, poor qulity pesticides, poor farm to market roads, market gluts, expensivetransport and shortage of technical knowledge about apple crop respectively.

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