Production of Cashew Nuts

The main activities involved in the cashew production include;land preparation and holing,Nursery Establishment,transplanting, intercropping,fertilization,pest and disease control, harvesting,drying and grading of raw nuts.

 Proper land preparation is  the foundation of a good orchard. Seedlings raised in the nursery are transplanted after 6 weeks and frequent watering at an interval of 3-4 days should be carried out during the first 6months.

Intercropping and weeding reduces nutrient competition  as well as enhancing nitrogen fixation where leguminous crops are used

Regular application of fertilizers  and manures replenishes the nutrients   in the soil.

Pest and diseases can can significantly reduce the  cashew nut production and the quality of the nuts. The main pest and disease includeCashew nut bug, Stem borer,Stem girdler, Powdery Mildew, Anthracnose, Die back on the leaves and branches, Blights

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