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BITTERGOURD ROT AS WELL AS STEM SWELLING
July 3, 2013
3:29 pm
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Sudhir Nair
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HI ALL,

 

Need Solution for holes appearing in in my bittergourd fruit (Is it fruit fly infection) as well as swelling in the tips of stems of the bitter gourd plant.I am attaching pics here.

 

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July 5, 2013
11:25 pm
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raghu
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Hai Sudhir your pics are very fine.1)Are your plants receiving good sunlight?2)The stem swelling is a disease.Apply neem crushed seeds on the top of soil.Spray neem+punga oil+soap oil at 20 ml+20 ml+10 ml to 1 liter of water weakly twice.Apply pangavyia 20 ml to 1 liter of water weakly once.Thanks raghu.Cool

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July 7, 2013
10:56 pm
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Sudhir Nair
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Thanks Raghu.I had earlier followed your instruction on problem (lot of male flowers + no female flowers ) and that really helped me to get the current yeild.Is it necessary to remove this plant now? The plant receives around 10am to  4 pm sunlight( I mean the wine/stem etc the Pot/Bucket receives about 3-4 hours of sunlight.Anything to worry?

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July 8, 2013
10:51 am
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mudgardner
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Sudhir : this issue is due to calcium deficiency ; Mix a table spoon of slaked lime / choona with water and pour a cup (250 ML) onto the soil. Repeat every week for 4 weeks. Your plant will recover. Alternatively add fresh cowdung to the pot -- this will only prevent future occurrences 

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July 8, 2013
3:18 pm
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raghu
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Hai,Sudhir 10am to 4pm full sun no problem.Don't add cowdung at fruiting stage because excess nitrogen will yield more wines but not vegies.Remove infected wines&spray as i early mentioned.Thanks Raghu.Cool 

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July 8, 2013
5:50 pm
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Sudhir Nair
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Thank you Mud gardener and Raghu for your valuable inputs. I will do this and revert back.

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