25 days Skill Development Programme on Mushroom grower and Horticulture Nursery at KVK Gonikoppal.

Farmers Advisory for Kodagu district for the month of July, 2019.

Crops and Recommendations


  1. Collect and destroy infected / fallen nuts
  2. To avoid nut splitting, soil application of Borax -30 gm & Zinc Sulphate 60 gm per plant may be given once in 2-3 years.
  3. To manage Koleroga and Bud rot diseases, Spray 1% Bordeaux mixture at least two times at an interval of 45 days.
  4. Provide good drainage to prevent water logging
  5. Collect and destroy infected / fallen nuts

Black Pepper

  1. Spray potassium Phosphonate 3 ml per lit. or 1% Bordeaux mixture during first week of June to manage Foot rot (Quick wilt) disease in Black Pepper
  2. Apply 50 gm Trichoderma along with Compost or Neem cake
  3. Apply AMC: Mix 4 Kg of AMC in 200 ltr. of water and add 1-2 kg jaggery. Keep for one day and drench 3 to 4 lit. per pepper Vine. It will help in maintaining good vine health
  4. Direct planting of Runners to fill gaps after treating with IBA


  1. Ideal time for planting
  2. Spray 0.5% Bordeaux mixture at least two times at an interval of 45 days to avoid Leaf rust and black rot diseases
  3. Cleaning of existing cradle pits
  4. Application of 50Kg urea/acre during rain break


  1. Provide good drainage to prevent water logging
  2. Spray 1% Bordeaux mixture and drench copper oxy chloride 3 gm per lit. to manage Rhizome rot disease


  1. Get your animals dewormed & vaccinated against Hemorrhagic Septicemia (HS) and Black Quarter (BQ) if not vaccinated earlier. These vaccines are available in all Veterinary Hospitals of Dept. of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services.


  1. Treat the Paddy seeds with Carbendazim (Bavistin) 4 gms or Tricyclozole 2 gms or Carbendazim + Mancozeb (SAAF) 2 gms per kg of seeds before sowing to prevent seed borne diseases like Blast, False Smut,Udbatti and leaf spot.


  1. Since monsoon has begun, it’s time to plant perennial fodder grasses. Fodder grass root slips are available at KVK Farm, Athur, Gonikoppal with nominal charges of Rs. 1/root slip


  1. To manage fall army worm, spray Emamectin Benzoate 4 gm mix in 10 lit. of water during evening hours.