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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.┬áManagement of Young Trees C.┬áManagement of Bearing Trees D.┬áManagement 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 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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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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