LATERAL BEARING WALNUT CULTIVARS AND IMPROVED POSTHARVEST PRACTICES FOR PROMOTION OF EXPORT IN INDIA
Walnut growing suffers from lack of suitable methods of propagation, inadequate supply vegetatively propagated plants, lack of standard rootstocks or cultivars, problems of re-establishment of nursery plants in the orchard, unfavorable climatic conditions, poor pollination due to lack of suitable pollinators, long juvenile period and poor postharvest practices. However, there are recent developments to overcome the problems with a view to revive the walnut industry and promote export. The Himalayan State, i.e., Arunanchal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, has a vast scope of expansion for walnut production by motivating farmers to expand production and form groups for improved scale economy, providing them with good quality grafted plants, establishing nurseries and mother orchards of lateral bearing high yielding cultivars, adopting improved postharvest practices, and continuing technical backstopping. This paper presents the improved postharvest practices for lateral bearing walnut cultivars.
Nainwal, N.C. and Nainwal, K. (2015). LATERAL BEARING WALNUT CULTIVARS AND IMPROVED POSTHARVEST PRACTICES FOR PROMOTION OF EXPORT IN INDIA . Acta Hortic. 1088, 435-437
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