Grape is cultivated in India over an area of 84,000 hectares with an annual production of 1.88 million tonnes. Major grape-growing states are Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and the north-western region covering Punjab, Haryana, western Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. Maharashtra ranks first in terms of production accounting for more than 75% of total production and highest productivity in the country.
Grape cultivation for export is mainly done as per EUREPGAP standards where the pesticide residues should be within permissible limit prescribed by European Union. Organic cultivation of grape is picking up in the grape growing areas. National Research Centre (NRC) for Grape Pune provides guidance to the grape growers on Production and export of grapes. The major importers of Indian grapes are UK, Netherlands, Germany, USA, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Mauritius, Singapore and Hongkong.
The major pests affecting the grape crop are flea beetles, thrips, mealy bugs, Mites and leaf hoppers. The major diseases are downy mildew, powdery mildew and anthracnose. BioBee India offers customised Integrated Pest Management solution for Grape Growers with special focus on their exports. Our Israeli experts with immense experience in Grape IPM and are consulting Grape / Vine growers of USA, Europe and South Africa provide training and Know how to growers in India.
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