MULCHING AND IRRIGATION EFFECTS ON GROWTH, CROPPING AND FRUIT QUALITY OF THE MANGO CV. SENSATION
Differences in water use between the dryest and wettest treatments varied between 15 and 40 % according to season. Mulching slightly increased trunk growth during the first three years and yield there-after. The wet treatment (-27 kPa) slightly increased trunk growth and yield over the dry one (-70 kPa). Tree efficiency, as yield/trunk area, was considerably lower under the dry treatment. All treatments had fruit with a similar percentage of red skin and internal breakdown.