Agriculture university in horticulture department 1.1 practical manual

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  1. • It is one of the important cash crops of Gujarat and
  2. Rajasthan. In Gujarat, its cultivation is mainly confined to
  3. North Gujarat and Saurashtra regions. Mehasana, Patan,
  4. Banaskantha, Sabarkantha, Surendranagar, Ahmedabad and
  5. Rajkot are important cumin growing districts of Gujarat.
  6. While, major cumin growing areas in Rajasthan are Jalore,
  7. Barmer, Nagaur, Jodhopur, Pali, Ajmer and Tonk districts.
  8. • The climatic conditions of Gujarat and Rajasthan are more
  9. favourable for cumin cultivation, these two states
  10. contributes more than 80% in National area and
  11. production.
  12. • Alternaria blight caused by Alternaria burnsii (Uppal, Patel
  13. & Kamat) is most devastating disease in major cumin
  14. growing areas in Gujarat and Rajasthan. The volatile oil i.e.
  15. cuminol content of seeds is reduced due to the disease.