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Cultivation Practices for Ultra High Density Plantation in Mango
Mango can be grown in a wide range of soils except clayey or extremely sandy or rocky calcareous, alkaline or water logged soils. It prefers a soil with pH 6.5 to 7.5. Under UHDP, mango is planted at 3×2 m, which accommodates 674 plants per acre. Pit should be marked at 3×2 m before pit digging and pits of 1×1×1m are to be dug at marked places. Alternatively, one meter deep, and one-meter wide trench can be prepared at every three mater. The pits should be allowed to weather for some weeks before filling media. The media consist of 40-50 kg soil, 0.5 -1.0 kg SSP, 0.25 kg neem cake, 20 kg compost, and 10-15 g of Thimet. Plantation is to be raised by using grafted sapling. Epicotyl grafting is recommended for UHDP as the training of the tree starts at a very early stage itself. The bamboo support essential to newly planted grafts. The critical components of UHDP technology are the management of inputs: irrigation and fertilizer and besides the canopy management. These two inputs are provided through drip irrigation systems.
Mango Varieties Suitable for Ultra High Density Plantation: These are varieties, which are planted for ultra-high density planting state wise given below; Andhra Pradesh:- Alphonso, Alampur, Baneshan, Totapuri Bihar:- Bombai, Himsagar, Langra, Chausa Goa:- Mankaurad Gujarat:- Alphonso, Kesar Karnataka:- Alphonso, Bangalora, Neelum, Mallika Tamil Nadu:- Alphonso, Banganapalli, Neelum Uttar Pradesh:- Bombay green, Dashehari, Langra, Maharashtra:- Alphonso, Kesar, Ratna Source: Krishi Sandesh If you find this information useful, click on the yellow thumbs up sign under the photo and also share this with your farmer friends using the options given below.
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