20 August, Thimphu: The National Citrus Program, Department of Agriculture, is pleased to bring out the first edition of the publication titled “Citrus Nursery Management – A Technical Guide.” The manual was put together in collaboration with Research & Development Centre (RDC-Bajo) with inputs from several associated agencies. Kinley Dorji (Sr Research Officer, RDC-Bajo) and Lakey (Dy. Chief Horticulture Officer who is also the Coordinator for National Citrus Program) co-authored the book. The Department hopes to make available the publication in print copies soon with financial assistance from the ACIAR Project. A second and revised edition is expected in the coming year.
Citrus is a very important export commodity for Bhutan, but fruit production has declined due to poor orchard management and the impact of significant pests and diseases. Major diseases of citrus include
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