Advice wanted on mango, vegetables planting etc

Thanks Swamy for sharing all the information and photos.

My Mango farm after ploghing has become a grass field and I am wondering what I should do now? Any help or advice in this regard will be greatly appreciated. The pictures are my mango farm which is 2.5 yrs old which I think need pruning and you can see the grass around.

I have planted some vegtables first photo but only very few as a kitchen farm. All the leafy seeds did not yeild at all. I plan to buy some tomato and marigold saplings. Also plant 1 acer of Papayya in the open land I have and give away the other part for someone for cultivation.

I have also attached the picture of my lemon trees which are giving decent fruits.

I am not using the two bores I have as there is rain almost the other day in the area.

Srinivas








Which area is this…looks absolutely lush.

Shiv

Very nice to see your green Mango orchid, nice pics Srinivas.

As long as the mango plants are not troubled by the grass why do you wan to worry about it.  I am sure, post monsoon the grass will have it natural death.  May be it would be good idea to throw some green cover plant seeds that would make the area fertile.

Dear Sirinivas,
As advised, please go ahead with velvet beans/ cow pea or horse gram etc. Even you can have Castor also.


Dear Srinivas,

I agree with Swami. You really need not worry about the grass at this point. Given the fact that it is raining almost every alternate day - weeding at this point will add to the cost (by way of labour). Just ensure that you have a small clear path leading to each of your mango tree. Also ensure that the pesticide operations are carried out at regular intervals as the rain permits. This will ensure that you do not face the problem of shoot borer.
Have you staked your mango trees? The area looks pretty open which would aggravate the problem of the tree being affected by heavy winds. Also as the soil will be heavily water laden, the root system too might get affected due to the swaying of the canopy.
One more request - where is this farm located?
Papaya - go for dwarf varieties - they are least affected by winds and also tend to bear at a young age.
Leafy vegetables - I am not amazed that the seeds did not germinate. In monsoon conditions, unless the bed is protected from incessant battering by the monsoon, germination is difficult. Try your leafy veggies as the monsoon starts to recede. The conditions are optimum for leafy veggies in terms of soil moisture and temperature conditions at that point. I suggest (depending on your location) that August end would be best.
Regards
Amol

Thank you all for the advice.

Shiv: This is my farm at Chalmeda. :slight_smile:

Swamy: I am looking for the suggested ones and will plan to have these.

Hegdegg: Sure I will wait and not disturb the grass but will add some other plants in between.

Srinivas

is this in ap?

Yes, in Medak district of AP. Incidentally Shiv (anushafarms), Srinivas and I are in the same village a few KM off each other.

I was kind of surprised at the quote by Srinivas that it rains every other day. From my experience in Chelmeda, it does not rain that much out there.

But good if it rains we can start planting and growing more. ;D

Shiv

Yes Shiv it is almost raining the every other day at Chalmeda.

respected sir,

what is top  in mango,why so called ,what is the method ,please give full details

best regards
sundar

Dear Mr Sunder,

It is a short form of “Topping” - if I am not drastically wrong (with what you are asking and what I think the word Top refers to). In general this refers to pruning back of the mango tree. It is generally recommended in very old and tall mango trees (say more than 35-40 yrs old and about 30-35 ft in height). It is usually a very hard pruning wherein you drastically reduce the height of the trees to make various operations (including harvesting) more manageable. This usually should be done after the harvesting season.
Topping allows you to have more fresh vegetative growth on the trees and thereby a higher number of mature terminals which will bear more flowers/ fruits. However, topping can sometimes put you back by one season as the tree has to build up it’s food reserves which it might have used to give out new flush.
Friends - I would be obliged if I need to be corrected in the above respects. I welcome any comments (in favor of or against) with respect to my present submission.
Regards
amoldharkar@hotmail.com

Hi All,

I had a peculiar problem. One of my mango trees is suddenly drying up and I herd from the care taker that this also happened earlier before I bought this farm. I checked the plant in details and did not find any pest either on the leaves or stems and I examined and found nothing wrong also with soil around, everything looks normal. I have attached some pictures.

I dug up the ground around the plant and put some vermicompost and Neem powder and am watering the plant.

Please advice.

Srinivas






Did you put any fertilizer or anything or is ot just dying due to waterlogging?

Shiv

Does not look like a case of water logging to me. rather the soil looks pretty dry. check for incidence of fungal infestation. send the soil as well as leaf samples to the lab for verifying if you have any infections like Fusarium or so. It is possible. Any chances of the main root coming in contact with hard rock. Is the soil depth OK. I know of a colleague of mine who faced a similar problem as his trees attained an age of 6-7 years.
We realized that there was a huge basal rock structure at a depth of about 5-6 feet below in one part of the field. Corrective measures were to plant the new trees in the location on a raised mound - about 2-3 ft high. It seems that the mango root is not so strong at this age to break through the rock surface.
Will speak around and come up with other reasons for this peculiar incidence.
Regards
amoldharkar@hotmail.com

No Shiv there was no water logging neither I could find any pest. I called the guy Mallesh from Narsapur who said this is because of some bug to the root and the plant is gone :frowning:

Thanks Amul. I contacted the local guy and he told this is some kind of worm in the root. Appreciate if you could get any further information.

Srinivas