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Vol. 9, Issue 2 (2020)

Sericulture: A viable option for farmers of Kargil

Author(s):
Khursheed A Dar, Nisar A Ganie, M Younus Wani, Asif Rafiq, IL Khan, KA Sahaf, Afifa S Kamili and MF Baqual
Abstract:
The rearing performance has indicated slightly poor results in all the commercial traits of silkworms at Kargil which can also be due to the outcome of poor quality mulberry leaf availability being nutritionally weak. The growth and behaviour of mulberry and performance of silkworm rearing in the areas Kargil sufficiently indicate that mulberry sericulture has a greater potential in these areas, however, the same has not picked up perhaps due to less acquaintance of crop with people of these areas, coupled with lack of scientific knowledge about sericulture. The soils at Kargil area are chemically and nutritionally not much better yet with the application of minor quantity of fertilizers and manures their conditions can be reclaimed and made better mulberry plantations. The leaf nutrient status has also revealed the same trend. The same can be done through cultivation of promising mulberry genotypes. Similarly promising silkworm hybrids could be reared for increased production.
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How to cite this article:
Khursheed A Dar, Nisar A Ganie, M Younus Wani, Asif Rafiq, IL Khan, KA Sahaf, Afifa S Kamili, MF Baqual. Sericulture: A viable option for farmers of Kargil. Pharma Innovation 2020;9(2):288-289.

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