Dear Forum Farmer Friends,
Pruning plays a vital role in yielding ,that to regular yielding. Mango plants, in general having a tendency of high yielding one year and will be followed with a low yielding next year. Mango plants branches also are suitable for flowering , only after 4 or 5 months age ( minimum ).
New tender branches of 2 or 3 months old will flower next year only. Hence we, the farmer should give at least a period of 4 to 5 months , for bearing in the coming season, ie; pruning should be taken place at least 5 to 6 months, before flowering season to begin.
Proper pruning is very important in Mango trees, as it allows correct lighting in to the tree canopy properly and good/considerable flowering/fruiting will occour in all the branches.
In densities like 2 mtr x 3 mtr, if plant is properly nurished with an experts advise ,should bear at least 50 and above fruits in 3 rd year cropping season. Nourishing and pest/insect control will have an important role in good yielding.
Selection of mango variety grafts, which are suitable for high density/ultra high density, is also a crucial point and correct suggestions should be taken from Horti Authoritis, to the extent possible.
Hope these with some other suitable steps may help for high and good regular yields.
with best wishes, g.p.rao, farmer