THAT CAN BE AVOIDED
Planting Wrong Varieties
cultivars from reliable sources.
Handling of Seedling
handling of the seedling from the time of pick-up from
the nursery may result in serious injuries to the plant.
It is, therefore, necessary to avoid seedling stress by
not holding the stem to avoid injury. Hold only the
plastic and not the plant itself so it will not be
Do not plant
the seedlings immediately. Rather, give the seedlings a
week to recover from travel stress. If it was under the
shade from the nursery, put the seedlings under similar
condition upon reaching your farm. Seedlings that need
full sunlight should be trained first before finally
planting it on the field, thus exposing it to full
sunlight condition. Otherwise, it will be scorched
(sunburned) and will result in stunted growth.
Improper Planting Procedure
planting hole the plant cannot grow or expand because of
compact soil. Thus, the plants become stunted.
condition the oxygen cannot penetrate the soil and this
result in the roots rotting. Provide drainage canals to
avoid too much water.
Follow the recommended dosage and NPK requirement. Do
not overdose this will lead to acid burning of the
Growing of Side Shoots
Remove side shoots before the point
of union of grafted seedlings this will cause the
stunted growth of the cultivars.
CAUSES OF SLOW AND
STUNTED GROWTH OR MORTALITY
No fertilization or wrong application
No watering during dry season or
Pest and Diseases
Improper location. When plants that
need full sunlight are planted in a shaded area or
Improper planting procedure.