LEMON FARMING

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By the end of this course, the learner should be able to;

  1. Know the general characteristics of lemon and their varieties.
  2. Understand lemon production and management activities
  3. Identify lemon pest and diseases and their management

Handle lemon harvesting and post harvesting management activities

Course Content

OVERVIEW OF LEMON PRODUCTION
Overview of lemon production • General characteristics • Common varieties  Sweet lemon  Genoa  Rough lemon  Villafranca  Verna  Fino  Eureka  Lisbon

  • Overview of lemon production
  • QUIZ

LEMON PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT
lemon production and management • land preparation • sowing • pruning and trimming • plant nutrition • symptoms of mineral deficiency • weed control • irrigation • intercultural operations of lime crop

PLANT PROTECTION
Plant protection a) Insect pest and their management • Citrus psylla • Leaf miner • Scale insects • Aphids and mealy bugs b) Diseases and their management • Citrus canker • Gummosis • Powdery mildew • Blackspot • Lemon scab • Collar rot

HARVEST AND POST-HARVEST MANAGEMENT
Harvest and post-harvest management of lemon a) Harvesting of lemon • Manual method • Mechanical method b) Post-harvest handling of lemon • Preparation for processing  Fruit selection • Food security • Why should lemon farming be done? c) Lemon value addition • Cold pressed lemon oil • Dried lemon peel • Lemon juice • Lemon juice concentrate • Lemon puree

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