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DR... R.P. SRIVASTAVA; DIRECTOR AT THE MANGO POLY CLINIC IN LUCKNOW, INDIA

The Director and Chief Consultant of the organization Dr. R.P.Srivastava has been Director at Central Institute for Sub- Tropical Horticulture, Lucknow ,he has also been Head of Entomology and Nematology Department .
He has a vast experience in MANGO CULTIVATION and is a renowned scientist. 
He has attended various International and National Symposium and have represented India.



Dr. Srivastava is life member and life fellow of many scientific societies. Earlier he did his Ph.D. from the internationally fame Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India on the feasibility of integrated pest management of fruit crops (mango mealy bug Drosicha mangiferae and lemon butterfly Papilio demoleus).


He served at various locations in India for the Research work viz. Indian Institute of Horticultural Research Bangalore India, Central Mango Research Station Lucknow India (now known as Central Institute for Sub-Tropical Horticulture) with distinction. 
This Institute has its main mandate …

THE MANGO POLY CLINIC IN LUCKNOW, INDIA

The organization provides comprehensive advice/consultancy on the following aspects :Chief Consultant Dr. R.P.Srivastava is expert on Mango and he has a full team working under him in this job.




The organization provides comprehensive advice/consultancy on the following aspects :


1. Proper planning in laying out new orchards. Which includes, field preparation, digging pits, selection of planting material, planting and after care of young plants and intercultural operation on turn key basis.



2. Integrated nutrient management strategy of Mango
Nitrogen is essential ingredient of chlorophyll, proteins, growth hormones and enzymes. Phosphorous is associated with root growth, good fruit setting and timely ripening. Potassium improves crop quality shelf life, and protect the crop from pests and diseases. Soil deficiencies of micronutrient s are also important factor. Thus integrated nutrient management strategy has been formulated with chemical fertilizer, bio-fertilizers including Biody…

SOUTHERN SINALOA STATE MARKS THE "BEGINNING OF THE END" FOR MEXICAN MANGO DEAL

THE LOS MOCHIS REGION MARKS THE TAIL END OF THE MEXICAN MANGO DEAL & THE FIRST NON HOT WATER TREATED FRUIT FOR USA MARKET...

INDIA LAMENTS A SEASON MARKED BY EXPENSIVE MANGOES AND POOR QUALITY....WITH AN OCCASIONAL BRIGHT SPOT

Mango lovers make most of season as prices drop


TNN | Jun 19, 2011, 05.03am IST


GURGAON: 
Frequent showers have proved to be a boon for mango lovers in Gurgaon as prices have dropped from Rs 100 to Rs 120 a kilo to Rs 40 to Rs 60 in areas like South City 1, Sec-31, DLF-I and II, among others.

Even the quality of mangoes have been improving over the last 15 days, as superior varieties like Langda, Dussehri and Alphonsoes are ready to be harvested in the mango orchards across the country.

Pritam Lal, a vegetable wholeseller in Gurgaon, says, The first mangoes that arrive in the market are much more expensive and inferior in quality, but the demand is such that it takes at least a week or two for prices to get stable.

Safeda is one of the first mangoes to hit the market, as it is harvested in the month of April. Other varieties like Dussehri, Tota, Alphonso, and Chausa show up by the month of June.

Many fruit vendors have eliminated other seasonal fruits from their carts, as mango prove…

PAKISTAN STRUGGLES WITH MANGO EXPORT PROGRAMS AS EVENTS CONSPIRE AGAINST THE INDUSTRY

Pakistan losing Middle East mango pulp market


Friday June 17, 2011 (1545 PST)




KARACHI: Political unrest in the Middle East and drastic reduction in prices by India have sidelined Pakistan from the international mango pulp market, industry sources say.

Value addition in the form of fruit pulp is still in its initial stages in Pakistan. Twenty-three thousand tons of mango pulp is produced every year, of which three to four thousand tons are exported.

Industry sources said Pakistan exported 800 tons of mango pulp to Libya annually but civil war in that country has disrupted supplies.

Thirteen containers sent to Libya four months ago have still not been cleared, causing a loss of $200,000 to a Pakistani company.

No new orders are coming in.

India controls 70 per cent of the total international mango pulp market of 350,000 tons.

In addition to the problem created by the Middle East situation, India’s reduction of prices by $200 per ton has also sidelined Pakistan.

The pulp was exported at $80…

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: INDIA MANGO REGION FESTIVAL ASKS THE AGE OLD QUESTION; WHICH MANGO CULTIVAR IS THE TASTIEST???

Thiruvananthapuram
Is Alphonso the most tasty mango?
Express News Service , The New Indian Express
Posted on Jun 18, 2011 at 03:15pm IST









THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:
 Is Mallika the sweetest? 
Or is it Kalapadi? 
Well, how can you miss out on the ‘Sugar Baby’ or ‘Sakkarakkatti’? 
But the present scenario is that Alphonso has left them all behind. 
In addition, Banganapally, Malgova and Badami are also in the race.

Well, a battle of taste is indeed on at Kanakakkunnu. 
Why not walk into the National Mango Fest currently on here and find for yourself which one tastes the best? 
Not just mango lovers, anybody who drops in at the pavilion would end up at least tasting the samples which the stalls happily provide to one and all.

“Mallika and Kalapadi taste superb. But, alas, everybody feels Alphonso is the best,” rues a farmer from Krishnagiri in Tamil Nadu, who has arrived with loads of Neelam, Sakkarakkatti, Kalapadi and Banganapally varieties.

According to the farmers from Karnataka, Mallika is the best.

FARMERS OF INDIA MANGO REGION SPEAK OF A HISTORY OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT AND THE NEED FOR MORE....

Mango farmers seek government support

Express News Service , The New Indian Express

Posted on Jun 18, 2011 at 03:17pm IST






THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: 
The National Mango Fest has turned out to be a platform for mango farmers from the State to address their grievances. 
States like Tamil Nadu and Karnataka have domination in the business. 
Not only because of the climate and topography of these states.

 “It has also much to do with the governments in these states. They support mango cultivation and the farmers to a great extent. No government here has yet acknowledged this as a form of agriculture!,” said V Mohankumar, a farmer from Muthalamada in Palakkad, who is also the secretary of the Mango Farmers’ and Merchants’ Association. 
“At the inauguration of the fest, we brought this to the notice of the Minister. States like Tamil Nadu and Karnataka provide so much infrastructural support to mango farmers,” he added.

The silver lining all these years has been the support and guidance provided by the …

INDIA EXPERIMENTS WITH KESAR CULTIVAR

AHMEDABAD: At a time when Sanand is poised to become country's auto hub, farmers in the region are trying to make a mark in the agriculture sector.

Through a project supported by the state horticulture department, farmers have got positive results in growing Kesar mango.

Kesar mango trees have been planted in nearly 14 hectors of land in various parts of Sanand up to Viramgam.

"Around 15 farmers have planted Kesar mangoes around a year ago. Nearly 1,000 trees have been planted. Growth is comparatively slow due to the saline nature of land," said D M Vaghela, deputy director of horticulture.

CUBAN MANGO HARVEST AT IT'S PEAK AS SIZE & VOLUME ARE BELOW AVERAGE DUE TO DRY SEASON

Mango Harvest at its Peak in Camagüey




Camagüey, June 18 - Workers of the Primero de Enero Basic Unit of Cooperative Production (UBPC), located in the municipality of Camagüey, are finalizing the season when the mango crop is at its highest, after having delivered more than 130 metric tonnes of this fruit to Ceballo processesing plant, in the neigboring province of Ciego de Avila.

This contribution helps the Cuban State to substitute imports, because the fruit which is delivered is healthy and suitable for the making of concentrated syrups, juices and fruit compotes, and eventually supplying the tourist sector, the hard currency stores and selling these products abroad.

Mariela San Jose Carbonell, chairwoman of the abovementioned UBPC and Member of the Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba in Camagüey, told this reporter that some measures have been taken to make better use of this season when there is a great amount of mangoes in the storage and classification buildings.…

DERMOTOLOGISTS IN INDIA RECOMMEND MANGO FOR ACNE PROBLEMS

Include mangoes in your daily diet
Debarati S Sen Jun 18, 2011, 12.00am IST



We all know that mangoes are called the king of all fruits. But do we really know why? Apart from the fact that it is one of the most delectable treats for the taste buds, this fruit is also loaded with vitamins, minerals and anti oxidants, all of which are good for the skin, say skin care experts.

Dr Apratim Goel, dermatologist says, "Mangoes are a rich source of beta carotene (vitamin A), which is a strong antioxidant. Apart from the rejuvenation effect, vitamin A also has dramatic effects on acne / pimples. Beta-carotene is the nutrient that's supposed to help you see in the dark, and it's crucial for your skin. It's converted by your body into vitamin A and is so important that it's often prescribed as a topical treatment (one that's applied directly on to the skin) for acne."

http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-06-18/diet/29414137_1_mangoes-dull-skin-fruit-pulp

NEWS OF PAKISTAN ATTEMPTS TO EXPORT MANGOES TO USA MARKET ....

Pak firm inks JV for mango export to US

Published: June 18, 2011

KARACHI (APP) - A Pakistani company has entered into a joint venture with a US company for marketing Pakistani mangoes in American market.

"Our firm M/s Rishad Mateen & Company has obtained an import permit for shipping our mangoes to USA and we are currently engaged in completing formalities for selling Pakistani mangoes under a renowned brand", said Mateen Siddiqui, a leading exporter of fruits and vegetables and a former president Pakistan Fruits and Vegetables Exporters Association.

He said that branded mango will get a better price in USA market than non-branded.

He said that Pakistani mangoes have to undergo a radiation treatment before they are allowed to be sold in USA and for this purpose we will pay a fee for radiation treatment at the treatment plant in Iowa state.

"Under the initial agreement, these mangoes had to be treated in Lahore, but since United States inspectors could not visit Pakistan …

PEOPLE OF BRAZIL STAND UP TO GOVERNMENT: DO NOT TRASH OUR FORESTS

Brasilia, Brazil: Nearly 80 percent of Brazilians want President Dilma Rousseff to veto proposed changes to the country’s Forest Law that would dramatically slash forest protection measures and offer wide-ranging amnesties for illegal deforestation.

The finding was contained in poll results carried out by the Datafolha polling institute in early June at the request of environmental organizations including WWF-Brazil.

At the other end of the scale, only seven per cent of respondents supported the proposition contained in the law passed by the National Assembly that illegally planted crops should be allowed to remain in permanent protection areas beside watercourses and on steep slopes.

The controversial law, anticipation of which has already lead to a dramatic upsurge in some Amazon states, is now entering a possible four month debate in the Brazilian senate. The survey found 77 per cent of Brazilians would like to see this debate postponed until the voice of science could be heard.

Ov…

IRAN JUST ABOUT READY TO INITIATE NUCLEAR FACILITY SAY RUSSIAN CONTRACTORS

MOSCOW: Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant is almost complete, with all work set to finish on schedule, the chief of Russia's state-owned nuclear energy company has said.

"We have an agreed schedule, all of the work is in the final stages... We've sent a large group of our specialists to Iran, they are now adjusting the systems," Rosatom Director Sergey Kirienko said.

Under a bilateral agreement, which has received approval from the International Atomic Energy Agency ( IAEA), Russia will initially operate the plant, supplying fuel and taking away the spent fuel for the next two or three years, but will eventually hand over full control to Iran.

THE SOIL SCIENCE SOCIETY OF AMERICA

About the Society


The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) is a progressive international scientific society that fosters the transfer of knowledge and practices to sustain global soils.



Based in Madison, WI, and founded in 1936, SSSA is the professional home for 6,000+ members dedicated to advancing the field of soil science. 
It provides information about soils in relation to crop production, environmental quality, ecosystem sustainability, bioremediation, waste management, recycling, and wise land use.

SSSA supports its members by providing quality research-based publications, educational programs, certifications, and science policy initiatives via a Washington, DC office.

Founded in 1936, SSSA will celebrate its 75th Anniversary this year (2011).

Because of their common interests, SSSA, the American Society of Agronomy, and Crop Science Society of America share a close working relationship and same office staff in Madison, WI. 
Each organization is autonomous with its own bylaws and…

ALAN GARCIA NEGOCIO SU SALIDA DEL PERU Y LA DEL FUJIMORI DE LA CARCEL.....

Alan García satisfecho tras reunión con Ollanta Humala
Sáb, 18/06/2011 - 16:17






El presidente de la República expresó susatisfacción tras la reunión que sostuvo el viernes con su próximo sucesor y anunció que el gobierno de Gana Perúseguirá el mismo camino con objetividad,nacionalidad yequilibrio.



“Quiero decir que estoy profundamente satisfecho porque creo que vamos a continuar un excelente camino, que podemos profundizar naturalmente algunos temas sociales, y hay que hacerlo”, señaló García Pérez.

Según el segundo vicepresidente electo, Omar Chehade, García y Humala también hablaron sobre un posible indulto a Alberto Fujimori, quien viene padeciendo de un cáncer de alto riesgo en la zona bucal.

El actual mandatario no quiso revelar más detalles de esta conversación pero sí dijo que después del 28 de Julio permanecerá en el Perú para ejercer su carrera de abogado.

Yo pondré mi oficina para seguir gestionando el hospital, gestionando el título (de propiedad), seré el abogado de los peruanos

MATEHUALA, MEXICO; THE NEW EPICENTER FOR MEXICAN EXPORTS...

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Matehuala is the fourth-largest city in the Mexicanstate of San Luis Potosí


It is located at around 23°39′10″N 100°38′40″WCoordinates: 23°39′10″N 100°38′40″W, at an elevation of about 1,500 m. 


Matehuala is also the municipal seat of the municipality of the same name, located in the northern part of the state, on the border with the southwestern corner of Nuevo León


The city of Matehuala had a 2005 census population of 70,150, while its municipality's population was 82,726. 


The municipality has an area of 1,286.66 km2




MANGO CAME FROM THE FOREST: A 74 YEAR STUDY OF CALCIUM DEPLETION IN AN UPPER NEW YORK STATE FOREST....

Seventy-Four Years of Calcium Loss from Forest 
Soils of the Adirondack Mountains, New York
Forest, Range & Wildland Soils




Calcium is an important nutrient for maintaining the vigor of some tree species and it plays an important role in buffering the effects of acidic deposition ( Johnson et al., 1991), both of which are important considerations in forests of the Adirondack Mountains. 


Numerous investigations have identified the depletion of 
Ca and other base cation in forest soils of the northeastern United States as a threat to forest health through a number of mechanisms (Pitelka and Raynal, 1989; Johnson, 1992; Johnson and Lindberg, 1992; Eagar and Adams, 1992; Cronan and Grigal, 1995; Gbondo-Tugbawa and Driscoll, 2003; Tomlinson, 2003; Horsley et al., 2002; Drohan et al., 2002). 


Moreover, there is evidence that forest soil Ca depletion and acidification have continued in recent decades throughout 
the Adirondacks ( Johnson et al., 2008a; Warby et al., 2009) despite reductions in a…

INDIA'S OLDEST INMATE "SPRUNG" JUST IN TIME FOR MANGO SYMPOSIUM.....

India's oldest inmate Brij Bihari Pandey freed at 108
Brij Bihari Pandey took revenge on a rival who was made chief priest of a temple

A convicted murderer, who was India's oldest inmate, has been released from prison at the age of 108.

Brij Bihari Pandey, a Hindu priest, was serving a life sentence for the murder of four people in 1987, when he was 84.

Officials at Gorakhpur jail in Uttar Pradesh state say Mr Bihari, who requires regular hospital visits, was freed on humanitarian grounds.

As he is unable to walk, relatives carried him from prison to a waiting car.

"It was getting difficult to take care of a 108-year-old prisoner," said jail Supt SK Sharma.

"We moved an application for his release and the court accepted it."

In 1987, Mr Bihari and 15 others - many of them his nephews and family members - killed four people over the appointment of a rival as chief priest of a Hindu temple.

After a trial lasting more than two decades he was sentenced in 2009 but had t…

Secretary of Agriculture USDA Vilsack needs to go Back to school....

INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE
Hey, Vilsack: Big Ag won’t feed the world or make jobs



BY TOM PHILPOTT

16 JUN 2011 7:00 AM





Tom Vilsack.Photo: CIAT International CenterTropicalAgricultureCross-posted from Mother Jones.



Back in March, USDA secretary Tom Vilsack spoke at an event called the Commodity Classic in Tampa, Fla. Sponsored by agribusiness giants Monsanto, BASF, John Deere, Dow AgroSciences, Dupont, Syngenta, and Archer Daniels Midland, among others, the event hails itself as the "premier national trade show and convention for corn, soy, wheat, and sorghum farmers."

According to an account in the trade journal Agri-Pulse, Vilsack spoke "with sometimes evangelistic fervor." 
He thundered against critics of corn-based ethanol, reiterated the Obama administration's goal of doubling U.S. farm exports by 2014 by ramming open foreign markets, and praised the assembled farmers and agribusiness flacks for their record of "ensuring affordable food for U.S. families," …

SE REUNEN LOS "TRES CHIFLADOS" EN LA HABANA......

Fidel y Raúl Castro visitan a Chávez en el hospital donde convalece en La Habana
La prensa cubana publica las fotos de los tres mandatarios.- Según 'Granma', el presidente venezolano se recupera satisfactoriamente


MAURICIO VICENT | La Habana 18/06/2011







Hugo Chávez, entre Fidel y Raúl Castro, en el hospital de La Habana donde convalece.- EFE


El presidente venezolano, Hugo Chávez, sigue ingresado en un hospital de La Habana tras la operación de urgencia a la que fue sometido la semana pasada durante un viaje oficial a la isla. La prensa oficial cubana ha publicado hoy las primeras fotos de Chávez convaleciente al recibir la visita del presidente cubano, Raúl Castro, y de su hermano Fidel el día anterior. Chávez aparece sonriente y vestido con un chándal deportivo con los colores de la bandera venezolana.



Chávez, operado en La Habana de un absceso pélvico
Hugo Chávez, autorizado para gobernar desde La Habana
Cuba y Venezuela firman acuerdos multimillonarios




Fidel Castro

A FONDONacim…

UNDERSTANDING SOILS: THE MAGIC OF CALCIUM FOR ALL LIVING THINGS...ESPECIALLY MANGOES

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Calcium Helps Evaluate Soil's Ability to Retain Earth's Carbon

Calcium in rainfall may reveal soil's carbon storage potential

MADISON, WI, JULY 21, 2009 -- Soils play a vital role in dealing with the environmental impacts of rising atmospheric carbon levels, primarily CO2, from natural and human activities. 

The Earth's carbon budget is a dynamic process. 
As carbon is released through fossil-fuel burning and changing land use, scientists are seeking a more accurate understanding of carbon storage and cycling.

The Earth holds carbon in what scientists call pools, reservoirs of carbon stocks stored in and on the earth and oceans as organic and inorganic matter. 
Simplistically, organic carbon compounds are connected t…