Studies on the Effects of Plant Densities on the Development Management, Fruit Yield and Quality of Mango (Mangifera, indica L.) on Slopeland
M. F. Liou
The purpose of this observation was to understand the effect of plant densities and cultural practices on mango tree on slopeland. The mango trees observed in this experiment were planted in 1976. The treatments were 6×6 M per plant with pruning, 3×3 M per plant with pruning and 3×3 M per plant without pruning as check, respectively.
The results obtained from two years’ observation showed that high spacing with pruning increased the number of fruit 2.3 times higher than the ck treatment. However, only yielded 44% of the ck treatment. Low spacing with pruning decreased the number of fruit by 61% in the following year.
Fruit quality analysis of matured fruit have no significantly difference among three treatments. Cultural practices such as fertilizing, pruning, disease and insect control were positively related to planting spacing. Consideration on capital investment and operation of management the best density of planting mango tree on slopeland area is 6×6 M per plant.