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High Density Planting of Mangoes

Introduction Mango is the most important fruit crop of India and comes next to banana, apple and oranges on the basis of global acreage and production. India contributes about 60% (9.5 million t) in the world mango production (15.7 million t). Mango contributes 40% to national fruit production (22.168 million t) and occupies 42% of […]

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Planting Mangoes (Part 1 of 4)

Tree Management Systems for Profitable Mango Production A. Introduction – Planting Mango B. Management of Young Trees C. Management of Bearing Trees D. Management of Biennial Bearing Contents Preface Acknowledgments Understanding Mango Mango Tree Management How to Select a Mango Variety Selection of Orchard Sites Land Preparation, Irrigation and Drainage Layout Planting Materials Planting Preface The purpose of […]

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Management of Non Bearing Mango Trees (Part 2 of 4)

Management of Non Bearing Mango Trees After plants are established in the orchard, those are managed in such a way to maximize the tree growth and to get a good tree framework with well spaced spreading branches and open center canopy to support heavy yields expected under good management . Plants are supposed to bear […]

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Management of Bearing Mango Trees (Part 3 of 4)

Management of Bearing Trees Management system adopted for bearing trees are quite different, especially with regard to nutrient and irrigation management, than that adopted for non bearing trees. The shift in management system could be commenced 3-4 years after planting dependin g on the tree size. The objective in managing bearing trees is to promote […]

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Management of Biennial Bearing Mangoes (Part 4 of 4)

Management of Biennial Bearing The terms alternate, biennial, intermittent or irregular bearing for mangoes are used to describe the tendency of mango trees to bear heavy crops in one year and very little or no crop at all in the next year. These terms should not be confused with shy bearing or unfruitfulness as trees […]

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How To Grow Mango Trees

Here’s a short briefing: Mango trees have been cultivated and grafted for hundreds of years. Grafting was a ‘secret’ in many cultures and tasty mangoes were status symbols for the royalty only. Ancient kings would steal limbs off each others’ mango trees and bribe and kidnap the other kings’ gardeners. Peasants were beheaded for possession […]

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General Crop Information

This summary was prepared from publications by Chia, C. L. et. al. and Wanitprapha, K., et. al.. FAMILY: Anacardiaceae SCIENTIFIC NAME: Mangifera indica L. ORIGIN: South and Southeast Asia DESCRIPTION Mango trees are deep-rooted, symmetrical evergreens that attain heights of 90 feet and widths of 80 feet. Mango trees have simple alternate lanceolate leaves that […]

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