Expert Advisory Details

Posted by Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana
2023-12-22 11:48:50

Right Time to Prune Plum Plants

  • Plum plants should undergo a light pruning every year by the first fortnight of January. 
  • It is essential to remove thin, tangled, dry, diseased, or broken branches from the interior of the plant's canopy. 
  • This practice facilitates the penetration of more light and air into the plant's canopy, resulting in higher-quality fruit. 
  • Cuts/Wounds that exceed a thickness of 4-5 cm should be treated with a Bordeaux Mixture (2 kg of Copper Sulphate + 3 kg of Lime + 30 liters of Water).