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Maize جواری

At present, there is little maize-specific information available for Afghanistan, but several organizations offer guiding principles.

Afghan Maize

Problems and Opportunities       

Priority Problems include drought, especially where irrigation infrastructure is limiting. Lack of access to improved seed and the high price of inputs (especially fertilizer) are problems limiting maize production.
Priority opportunities have not yet been identified.



  • Cropping 101 Manual (UC Davis
  • Field Manual (1.5 MB) (CIMMYT)

Pest Management            

In Afghanistan, common maize pests are: maize stem borer, corn armyworm, corn leafhopper, cutworms, fusarium ear and stalk rot diseases, leaf blight, common smut, head smut,and common rust.