STRATEGIES OF BREEDING AND PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT OF MANGO (MANGIFERA INDICA L.) TO RESPOND TO THE CHANGING OF THE DYNAMIC OF MARKET
Brazil is one of the largest mango producer and exporter in the world with 1,2 million t produced from an area of 75,000 ha. Mango exports in 2011 were about 127,000 t which is approximately 11% of the total production. Recently, mango production in Brazil to supply internal and external market has showed a relevant tendency for organic and processed fruits. To comply with these demands there is a need to develop important strategies for the improvement of new and superior mango cultivars as well as technique of production management in order to attend the consumer and processing industry effectively. These techniques need to be applied to reduce pre-harvest problems such as susceptibility to disease, physiological disorders and poor flavor of current commercial cultivars. This paper suggests some efficient mango breeding strategies to develop the so called ideal mango cultivar and it discusses relevant production management techniques and also the environmental effects on mango production and quality as an answer to the dynamic of the internal and external market demands.
de Q. Pinto, A.C., e Silva, G.J.N. and Ferraz, L.E.C.S. (2015). STRATEGIES OF BREEDING AND PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT OF MANGO (MANGIFERA INDICA L.) TO RESPOND TO THE CHANGING OF THE DYNAMIC OF MARKET. Acta Hortic. 1075, 65-74
mango quality, management and breeding strategies, mango market, pre-harvest cultural practices