Skip to main content

INDIA 2016 : Experts offer tips to fight withering of mango flowers

Published : 20 Mar 2016, 20:51:29

RAJSHAHI, Mar 20 (BSS): Proper and sustainable management has become an urgent need for saving mango flowers and fruits from premature withering as the gardeners and businessmen suffer a lot due to this problem. 

Scientists and researchers concerned viewed that premature withering of flowers and fruits is a nightmare for the gardeners and they can check the problem to some extent by following some prescribed guidelines properly. 

To address the problem, the field-level agriculture extension and research officials, farmers and other concerned should work together and promote modern technologies in this connection. 

"We are working intensively for sustainable management of mango flowers and fruits," said Dr Alim Uddin, Principal Scientific Officer at the Fruit Research Station (FRS) in Rajshahi. 

The Horticulture Research Centre (HRC) under the Bangladesh Agriculture Research Institute (BARI) has been implementing a project with financial support from Krishi Gobeshona Foundation (KGF) since last year. 

Under the scheme, field-level agricultural extension officials and farmers are being brought under proper training and motivation on how they can address the problem. 

Dr Modan Gopal Saha, Chief Scientific Officer and Head of HRC, said withering of flowers and fruits on such plants can be attributed to many causes, both physical and pathological. 

Sudden changes in temperature or humidity, poor nutrition management, hormonal imbalance, improper soil moisture are the physiological causes and fungal infections lead to pathological fruit withering. 

The incidence of pest attack is another cause, he mentioned. 

Dr Modan Mohan said mango trees stay in the best condition in warm climate such as those found in subtropical and tropical locations. 

However, an established mango tree generally can survive temperature at about 25 degrees Fahrenheit for a few hours. 

The best way to prevent fruit withering caused by high temperature is to plant mangoes in the area where the suitable weather prevails. If the mango tree is not getting the right amount of water, it can see withering of fruits prematurely. 

Dr Alim Uddin opined that improper fertilisation can cause the mangoes to drop prematurely and reduce the quantity of production. Mangoes require nitrogen fertilizer used on fruit trees to enhance healthy and ample growth.

Popular posts from this blog


While "Flavor" is very subjective, and each country that grows mangoes is very nationalistic, these are the mango varieties that are the most sought after around the world because of sweetnesss (Brix) and demand.

The Chaunsa has a Brix rating in the 22 degree level which is unheard of!
Carabao claims to be the sweetest mango in the world and was able to register this in the Guiness book of world records.
Perhaps it is time for a GLOBAL taste test ???

In alphabetical order by Country....



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 ...

Experts at the Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany (BSIP) here have traced the origin of mango to the hills of Meghalaya, India from a 65 million year-old fossil of a mango leaf. 

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…