ORANGE FARMING

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About Course

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

  1. Know the overview on orange fruit farming
  2. Have knowledge on orange fruit production and management practices
  3. Identify orange fruit pests and diseases and their management
  4. Know the harvesting and post-harvest management methods of orange fruit and its value addition

Course Content

OVERVIEW OF ORANGE PRODUCTION
Overview of orange production • Common varieties  Navel orange  Blood orange  Pixie tangerine  Acid-less orange  Mandarin  Seville orange  Bergamot orange  Clementine  Trifoliata orange  Cara cara navel orange • Agro-ecological conditions

  • Overview of orange production
  • QUIZ

ORANGE PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT
Orange production and management • Planting • Transplanting • Orange management • Plant nutrition • Symptoms of mineral deficiency

COMMON PESTS AND DISEASES
Pest and diseases a) Pests • Aphids • Asian psyllid b) Diseases • Anthracnose • Armillaria root rot • Black root rot • Blast • Brown rot • Melanose • Citrus canker • Huanglongbing • Stubborn disease • Phytophthora gummosis • Tristeza disease

HARVEST AND POST-HARVEST MANAGEMENT OF ORANGES
a) Harvest and post-harvest management of oranges • Harvesting of oranges • Post-harvest handling of oranges • Preparation for processing  fruit selection for processing • Food safety • Preparing for processing • Why you should do orange farming b) Orange fruit value addition • Orange juice • Orange marmalade preserves • Orange squashes • Natural syrup • Orange jam • Orange oil • Orange jelly

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