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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 …

The Girl Scouts Miss the Boat with Mango Crèmes ....

"Healthy" Cookies Lead to Unhealthy Habits



Published on January 14, 2013 



by Dina Rose, Ph.D.



in The Art & Science of Teaching Kids to Eat Right


I’m a big fan of the Girl Scout and their cookies, but what's going on with their new Mango Crèmes— made with something called Nutrifusion?











These cookies are “In support of Girl Scouts healthy living initiatives and in response to consumer demand for a healthier snack alternative,” reports ABC Bakers, the company who makes the cookies for the Girl Scouts.[i]





If only Mango Crèmes were healthy. If only they were made with mango. That's right, the ingredients include sugar, corn syrup, coconut and a cocktail of concentrates—cranberry, pomegranate, orange, grape, strawberry and shitake mushrooms—but no mango.







Aren't mushroom cookies your fave?



Comparing Mango Crèmes with a comparable portion of Peanut Butter Sandwich cookies shows Mango Crèmes have more calories, more fat, more sugar, and less protein. Healthy indeed.












True, Mango…