30% drop in Kinnow yield expected in 2018: CRIS

 
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ISLAMABAD, Jul 11 (TNS):Kinnow yield could be dropped by 30 percent as compared to last year’s production due to change in weather condition and its impacts.
According to Director Citrus Research Institute Sargodha (CRIS) Muhammad Nawaz Maken, Kinnow orchards need proper irrigation now as hot weather and dryness has been creating negative effects on trees.
He advised farmers to consult with the CRIS for adopting modern technology for their orchards like drip irrigation and sprinkling of water.
Orchards are demanding proper irrigation, spray and care in the prevailing weather, adding that kinnow scab and concur attack was common in current weather.