HIGH DENSITY PLANTING TECHNIQUE IN DRY REGION FOR 'KESAR' MANGO CULTIVATION - A SAVLAJ PATTERN
Present research was carried out to standardize high density planting tech-nique for sustainable yield in dry region of Maharashtra for Kesar mangoes. Kesar mangoes were planted in drought prone area in light soil where average rain fall is around 400 mm at Savlaj village in Tasgaon tahasil, a drought prone area of Maha-rashtra. The plantation have made at a distance of 5 m x 4 m in 2002. Initially tree architecture was developed by pruning and training under drip irrigation. Fertilizer application was done through drip using water soluble fertilizers. Later on they were shifted to diffuser technique (a sub soil irrigation technique through earthen pots) for fertilizer application during fruiting period. The quantity of fertilizer was calculated on the fresh fruit nutrient removal basis. From year 2007, the plant started producing sustainable yield of an average of 7 tons/ha. After harvesting, the plants were lightly pruned to developed the plant architecture for next production year.
Joglekar, V., Chivate, D. and Pujari, K.H. (2013). HIGH DENSITY PLANTING TECHNIQUE IN DRY REGION FOR 'KESAR' MANGO CULTIVATION - A SAVLAJ PATTERN. Acta Hortic. 992, 233-235