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Mango Flower and Fruit Drop: Cause and Control


Flower and Fruit Drop in Mango, Cause and Control

Mango flower and fruit drop is a common but serious problem in mango orchard. It is a problem in flower and fruit bearing mango trees.

The main causes of flower and fruit drop in mango are:

  1. Temperature.
  2. Wind.
  3. Rainfall.
  4. Insect-pests.

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(A). Causes of flower drop

  • Temperature.
  • Wind.
  • Rainfall.
  • Insect-pests.

How temperature cause flower drop?

High temperature may cause the formation of abscission layer, which causes flower to detach from the inflorescence.

Flower drop is high during April.

How wind causes flower drop?

Strong wind causes force flower drop. As a storm, wind can cause severe flower drop. Sudden climate change during hot summer season sees the rise of strong wind.

How rainfall causes flower drop?

High rainfall causes flower drop. Rain produced by the cumulonimbus clouds is very harmful. These clouds create a strong wind system and high rainfall. This is enough to cause heavy damages.

How insect-pests causes flower drop??

Many insect-pests directly cause flower drop. Example- Mealy bug.

Also read: Cultivation of mango

(B). Causes of fruit drop

  • Temperature.
  • Wind.
  • Rainfall.
  • Insect-pests.

How temperature cause fruit drop?

Same as in flower the high temperature may cause the formation of abscission layer, which cause fruit to detach from the fruit-stalk.

How wind causes fruit drop?

Strong wind causes fruit drop. As a storm, wind can cause severe fruit drop. It is common during May – June.

How rainfall causes fruit drop?

High rainfall causes flower drop. Rain produced by the cumulonimbus clouds is very harmful. It is common in June.

How insect-pests causes fruit drop??

Many insect-pests directly cause flower drop. Example- Mealy bug.

Mealy bug sucks the sap from the inflorescence or fruit stalk. This process accelerates flower and fruit drop.

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Proper orchard management is necessary.



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