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PAKISTAN : MANGO ORCHARD MANAGEMENT OF OLDER TREES ..





A very strange physiological phenomenon "Florigen concept" in mangoes...........especially in Pakistan........large size trees, older in age, pests & diseases, no pruning so no vegetative synchronization, no zero till, intercropping, improper & out of ballance fertilization, no control over irrigation, etc......a complete absence of mango tree management system........."first bud burst to final bud burst" let's say 20th Nov & first week of March........and mixed panicles..........what about fruit setting, fruit growth & development, local climatic conditions, nutrition & irrigation etc?.........harvest maturity & final harvesting.................it is very difficult to obtain good quality from such management systems.








11th Janurary 2013............the buds on these terminals burst open...............and today it is 15th January 2013....














17th December 2012............the buds on these terminals burst open...............and today it is 15th January 2013....













5th December 2012............the buds on these terminals burst open...............and today it is 15th January 2013......












26th November 2012............the buds on these terminals burst open...............and today it is 15th January 2013.................
















Mango Terminals like these may need foliar application of KNO3 "potassium nitrate" 1-2%............to break dormancy............












I am sure those who understand mangoes may appreciate this image...........Fungicide & an insecticide were applied  at this stage.............before it.....KNO3 through soil application followed by light irrigation......Boron & Zinc through Foliar sprays...........







Special Thanks to IMO FRIEND Hadi Laghari for sharing this issue via Facebook page ...


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Alphonso





Alphonso (mango)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia








Alphonso (हापुस Haapoos in Marathi, હાફુસ in Gujarati, ಆಪೂಸ್ Aapoos in Kannada) is a mango cultivar that is considered by many[who?] to be one of the best in terms of sweetness, richness and flavor. 


It has considerable shelf life of a week after it is ripe making it exportable. 

It is also one of the most expensive kinds of mango and is grown mainly in Kokan region of western India.

 It is in season April through May and the fruit wei…

Mangoes date back 65 million years according to research ...

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The earlier fossil records of mango (Mangifera indica) from the Northeast and elsewhere were 25 to 30 million years old. The 'carbonized leaf fossil' from Damalgiri area of Meghalaya hills, believed to be a mango tree from the peninsular India, was found by Dr R. C. Mehrotra, senior scientist, BSIP and his colleagues. 




After careful analysis of the fossil of the mango leaf and leaves of modern plants, the BISP scientist found many of the fossil leaf characters to be similar to mangifera.


An extensive study of the anatomy and morphology of several modern-day species of the genus mangifera with the fossil samples had reinforced the concept that its centre of origin is Northeast India, from where it spread into neighbouring areas, says Dr. Mehrotra. 




The genus is believed to have disseminated into neighb…

DHL (INDIA) makes gifting mangoes as easy as 1-2-3-....

Gifting mangoes is now easy with DHL
Announcement / Corporate


 May 19, 2011, 14:04 IST





Come this summer pamper your loved ones abroad with a box of delicious mangoes through DHL’s Express Easy Mango service, a unique one-stop-shop and hassle-free service for gifting mangoes all across the world.






This unique service by DHL Express, the world’s leading express company, allows customers to send mangoes from India across the world to the following countries Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Hong Kong, Italy, Luxemburg, Maldives, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Qatar Singapore, Switzerland and Sweden.





Mangoes can be availed of free of cost by merely paying for the Air Express service. In addition, DHL Express assists customers with the necessary paperwork along with procurement of quality-grade Alphonso mangoes.





Commenting on the new service, Mr. R.S Subramanian, Country Head, DHL Express India said: “With the advent of the mango season, it is no wonder that DHL Express Ea…