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JAIN IRRIGATION MAXIMIZES PRODUCTION IN INDIA WITH DENSE PLANTING







HIGH-DENSITY MANGO PLANTING – Photo shows three-year-old mango trees that are spaced only about a meter apart but are fruiting very well. This is a high-density planting by a division of the Jain Group of Companies in Jalgaon, India. It is really unbelievable but the picture tells everything that it is real. The Jain Group is one of the world’s leading drip irrigation companies. It is also into processing of fruits, garlic, onion, pomegranate, mango and others. It is one of the few companies (the only one in India) cited by Fortune magazine as having significantly contributed to the world’s economic well being. The editor of this page was a guest, together with Toto Barcelona, of the Jain Group in 2011.

HIGH-DENSITY MANGO PLANTING – Photo shows three-year-old mango trees that are spaced only about a meter apart but are fruiting very well. This is a high-density planting by a division of the Jain Group of Companies in Jalgaon, India. It is really unbelievable but the picture tells everything that it is real. The Jain Group is one of the world’s leading drip irrigation companies. It is also into processing of fruits, garlic, onion, pomegranate, mango and others. It is one of the few companies (the only one in India) cited by Fortune magazine as having significantly contributed to the world’s economic well being. The editor of this page was a guest, together with Toto Barcelona, of the Jain Group in 2011.


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Mango trees a meter apart fruiting heavily












October 7, 2015











You will not believe us if we just tell you that in India, they can grow mango trees a meter apart and the trees are fruiting extremely well. But if you see the picture at right, you will say that it is for real.








Well, while we were looking over our collection of pictures from various places, we chanced upon a couple of shots (one of them shown here) that were provided to us by the Jain Group of Companies in Jalgaon, India. This editor, together with Toto Barcelona of Harbest Agribusiness, were guests of the company in 2011.











All along, when we remember the picture, we have always thought that someone in the Philippines should make an experiment to find out if the carabao mango could be planted the same way and get good results.







We are sure nobody in the Philippines has tried that. Our mango experts have always told us that no way the carabao mango could be productive in high-density planting. 




In fact, we know that a big time planter who planted his trees five meters apart had lost a lot of money not only from lack of production but also to the high cost of cutting down half of his trees.




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SODA BOTTLES KEEP LITTLE BOAT AFLOAT – Two men are seen using an unusual little boat in collecting floating garbage at the Las Piñas river. The boat is kept afloat by a double row of empty soft drink bottles installed all around the boat. This idea was provided to Sen. Cynthia Villar by the Tzu Chi Foundation of Taiwan. This little boat can also be used for leisure boating in resorts and other places.






We learned that the trees in India were drip-irrigated and provided with all the necessary nutrients through fertigation. Ungrafted seedlings were first planted in the ground. Then when the seedlings were well established with well developed root system, they were grafted. This avoided the stress during transplanting.














IN TAIWAN – In Pingtung, Taiwan, close planting of mango trees is also being done extensively. But it is different from that in India. They plant their trees about three to four meters apart and do drastic pruning. The trees are maintained at a height of about six feet. They also achieve significant yields.






There are advantages of growing low-growing trees. For one, the fruits can be conveniently bagged to protect them from fruitfly. It is also much easier to harvest the fruits manually, avoiding possible bruising. Spraying the trees with foliar fertilizer or with pesticide will be much more convenient than spraying tall trees.

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MAKE SURE TO VISIT AGRILINK – In exactly one week the Agrilink trade show will open at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. The trade show promises to be another blockbuster just like last year.







The Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech) will be showcasing the latest developments in agricultural mechanization. Farm mechanization can help address the challenges in climate change and food security. For instance, the use of farm machines can enable farmers to harvest their crops posthaste during emergencies such as impending typhoons. Land preparation can also be much faster for more timely planting.







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