White fly hits oil palm, yield plummets

Lincoln Wylie

Oil palm growers in Andhra Pradesh are dealing with large hassle as plantations in the northern section of the Condition, especially in East and West Godavari districts, have been strike by white fly infestation.

Vast stretches of oil palm plantation in the Condition have been strike by white fly, which reportedly crossed in excess of from contaminated coconut groves in the vicinity. The attack left the farmers poorer by 35-forty for each cent in yields final calendar year.

The business expects the losses to continue this calendar year as effectively.

Andhra Pradesh accounts for the bulk of oil palm fruit production in India. Of the two lakh hectares below oil palm cultivation in the region, Andhra Pradesh accounts for 1.five lakh acres.

“We endured a fall in yields by 35-forty for each cent (in the spot contracted by the firm) in the final time,” Sanjay Goenka, Controlling Director and Chief

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