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15332Re: [fukuoka_farming] Mango experience

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  • Ruthie Aquino
    May 28, 2013
      Hello Harish,
      I cannot view the pictures.
      Please help.


      2013/5/28 Harish Amur <harishamur@...>

      > **
      > We have a few mango trees in the farm and we have tried to maintain them
      > naturally.
      > Typically the soil below the mango tree is ploughed(tilled). The dry litter
      > is sometime burnt too. Leaves of the mango tree dry due to this heat and
      > the tree goes a little dry for a season. Chemical and farm yard fertilizers
      > are provided. Drip irrigation also is practiced. When the tree flowers,
      > several pesticides/fungicides etc. are sprayed. On plucking the fruits, the
      > ripening is hastened by throwing calcium carbide tablets in the fruit heap.
      > We did none of the above. However we did spray 'jeevamruta' sparingly on
      > the flowers. Fruits were plucked and ripened by placing them in paddy straw
      > for a few days.
      > I have a tree at home, which is also growing naturally. In addition to not
      > doing anything, I dumped a lot of leaf litter and coconut fibre underneath
      > the tree. The mulch grew upto a foot and half. Red ants have formed a
      > nest(kind of thing) in the tree. Result: The mangoes grew to a size unseen
      > thus far. The size grew to almost 2 times the usual size. We had insects in
      > less than 5% of the fruits. We have no sightings of a white fibre deformity
      > inside the fruit (when cut). Of course a small percentage of the fruits did
      > rot. This tree was pruned due to an unavoidable reason. The pruned side has
      > been growing vigorously and the half tree yielded close to 150 fruits.
      > These are ratnagiri alfonso variety.
      > Here are some pictures.
      > Regards,
      > Harish
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