Fruit drops are a pure results of heavy rain. The fixed downpour and moisture intrusion, however, will enhance the variety of fruit flies in mango crops.

Even if it rains as soon as once more, each cashews and mangoes will likely be affected

Pre-monsoon rains have wreaked havoc on the harvest of Goan mango sorts over the last two days. While the thunderstorms, which have been accompanied by sturdy winds, precipitated a number of fruit drops, the results have produced a breeding habitat for bugs within the mango crop. 

According to A R Desai who’s a outstanding researcher on the ICAR-Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute in Old Goa, the mango high quality at harvest time can be harmed.”  He additionally talked about that given the present climate patterns, cashew flowering may additionally be affected.

Nestor Rangel, a mango farmer in Valpoi who had beforehand picked 1.5 lakh mangoes, just isn’t anticipating even 1 / 4 of that manufacturing this time.

Due to the sturdy wind pace, there have been lots of fruit drops. As of now, the season seems to be doomed. Even the cashew crop seems to be a failure. 

Even if it rains as soon as once more, each cashews and mangoes will likely be affected. It has solely rained as soon as to date. This is a bit of useful to the cashew vegetation because it eliminates the entire dried blooms, says Olavio Fernandes, deputy director of the Department of Agriculture (horticulture).

During the blossoming season, Mankurad mango timber are significantly delicate to temperature, and if the climate is favorable, they bloom profusely. During the flowering season, mango vegetation demand chilly climate. Mankurad mangoes are principally sourced from Divar, Chorao, and Siolim.

Other sorts grown in Salcete, Sankhli, and different northern and southern areas embody Monseratte, Sacretin, Alfonso, Fernandes, and Xavier.

Mankurad mango costs differ relying on the scale of the fruit, with the ‘first’ Mankurad promoting for Rs 200 final yr. Larger mangoes often value round Rs 900 per dozen, whereas lesser sized fruits value round Rs 450-500 per dozen.

First revealed on: 26 Apr 2022, 04:09 IST



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