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Farmers should stop irrigating mango plants during December, Agriculture Specialist.

The success of mango orchards largely depends on method and management of irrigation. Proper irrigation scheduling, especially during the period of plant growth and development is necessary. Agriculture Experts have instructed farmers to stop irrigating mango plants during the month of December. Pruning must be done and offshoots growth should be avoided and must be trimmed. Moderate pruning is done on commercially grown mangos to reduce the canopy height and width of large mango trees. Ideally, the trees are pruned to have ample interior canopy space.

Weeds interfere with growth and development of plants. Therefore, they must be controlled. For the control of weeds proper weedicides should be used. Deep hoeing must be avoided, as it damage the tender roots and harmful organisms can easily enter in to the plants through the bruised roots and cause many diseases such as wilting. They said that, undesirable growth must be avoided. The new shoot growth should be allowed to proper growth and chilling during winter. Fertilizers should be applied before the end of December.

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