High density orcharding and canopy management in guava
High density planting (hdp) is a highly efficient and advanced production system of fruit cultivation. High yield and good fruit quality can be achieved with a high density orchard in guava when the orchard has good light distribution throughout the tree canopy and there is a balance between vegetative growth and cropping. Guava bears on the current season emerging shoots. Regular pruning of shoots after fruit harvest encourages development of lateral shoots from which flowering occurs. Researchers from major guava growing countries like India, Mexico, Cuba, Venezuela, Australia, etc. have worked out the optimum plant density and canopy management techniques for higher yield and quality guava production. The techniques for ultra-high density (5000 plants ha-1) planting and rejuvenation of old, unproductive or senile orchards by canopy management have also been standardized in India. This paper reviewed the prospects of hdp and canopy management in guava.
Mitra, S.K., Ghosh, B. and Pathak, P.K. (2018). High density orcharding and canopy management in guava. Acta Hortic. 1205, 955-958
plant density, pruning, meadow orchard, rejuvenation