Status and position of apple crop in area, production and productivity in Himachal Pradesh
Firdous Ahmad Wani, Dr. Manoj Songara
Apple farming is the fastest growing economic activity of the state and is being grown in 9 districts out of 12 districts. Due to varied agro-climatic conditions across the districts, there exists a large variation in the area output growth of apple fruit crop. Among all the fruits grown in the State, apple crop occupies a premier position in terms of production and productivity. Apple was found to be predominant amongst various types of fruits and commercially the most important temperature fruit. The present study and facts shows that the apple productivity is associated with changes and fluctuations. The main objective of the study was find out the trends of area, production and productivity of apple crop with applying mathematical and statistical methods to perform the study.