DRAGON FRUIT FARMING

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By the end of this course, the learner should:

  1. Have a knowledge on different dragon varieties.
  2. Know the dragon fruit requirements.
  3. Identify dragon fruit pest and diseases and their management.
  4. Know the marketing channels of the dragon fruits.

Course Content

OVERVIEW OF DRAGON FRUIT FARMING
Overview of dragon fruit farming •Varieties of dragon fruits:  White dragon fruit  Red dragon fruit  Pink dragon fruit  Yellow dragon fruit  Sour dragon fruit

  • Overview of dragon fruit faming
  • QUIZ

DRAGON FRUIT REQUIREMENTS
Dragon fruit requirements • Pitaya requirements • Best conditions of growing dragon fruits • The support structures • How long to dragon fruits take to mature • The shelf life of dragon fruit • How to draw dragon fruit from a seed • How to plant dragon fruit from cuttings • How to care dragon fruit plant • Harvesting

DRAGON FRUIT PEST AND DISEASES
Dragon fruit pests and diseases a) Pests : • Scales, mealybugs and aphids • Ants, beetles and birds • Mites • Thrips b) Diseases : • Anthracnose • Bipolarism lactivore • fusarium oxysporum • cactus virus X • Enterobacteria stem soft rot • Botryosphahaeria dothidea

MARKETING CHANNELS FOR DRAGON FRUIT
Marketing value for dragon fruits a) Where can you sale your fruits b) Import value of exotics c) Post harvesting and usage of dragon fruits for value addition

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