Temperate climatic condition of Kashmir is well suited for bivoltine sericulture. The sericulture in Kashmir valley sustains on tree type of mulberry. These plants are available on roadside, river bund and the borders of agricultural fields as they can grow under
diverse climatic conditions. The present trend is towards establishing intensive tree type of mulberry plantations, which will serve as a source of leaf for the rearers and will have positive effect on the environment.

Sericulture, a combination of agriculture, forestry and industry, is both an art and science of rearing silkworms for silk production. Sericultural practices constitute an important livelihood support system for 66 lakh families in rural India.

Mulberry tea, which is being relished in some parts of the world, is set to reach our teapots soon. Scientists at Jammu and Kashmir

ERODE: After papaya, it is now mulberry that has come under mealy bug attack. And the attack has left silkworm rearing units in a fix.

Malda, Nov. 27: The sudden cold wave in the district has hit hard the silkworms with thousands dying everyday.

Silkworms feed on the dark green leaves of mulberry plants. The saliva that comes out of the mouth of the grown-up worms forms the silk thread.

Mulberry sericulture is a labour-intensive industry in all its phases, namely, cultivation of silkworm food plants, silkworm rearing, silk reeling and other post cocoon processes. In the global context, silk accounts for about 0.2 per cent of total textile fiber production. However, in value terms, silk stands for high value export oriented items in the world trade. Oct-Dec 2007

A study was conducted to work out the effects of leguminous crops with mulberry in Doon Valley under irrigated conditions. The work was conducted for three consecutive years (2001-2003) in S-146 variety of mulberry plantation. Dec 2006

Shehtut fruit juice is a good blood purifier

A high value mulberry leaf can be used as animal feed for tastier, thicker milk and increased egg