MANGO FARMING

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Introduction to commercial based mango production
Overview of mango production • common varieties  Apple  Kent  Ngove  Tommy  Vindyke/Vandyke • Preparation of land  Nursery preparation for mango seedlings  Soil preparation  Spacing and planting of mango trees  Planning your mango orchard

  • Introduction
  • QUIZ

PEST AND DISEASES IN MANGO FARMING
) Crop protection • Pest and diseases management practices  Pests  Diseases

PRE-HARVEST, HARVEST AND POST MANAGEMENT OF MANGO
a) Post-harvest management • Importance of post-harvest handling • Characteristics of mango fruit that impact on post-harvest life  Mango fruits undergo programmed changes  Mangoes lose water  Mangoes are prone to decay  Mangoes are prone to injury c) Harvest management practices • Maturity indices • Time of harvesting • Harvesting method • Minimizing damage and deterioration during harvesting and field handling d) Post harvest operations • Trimming • Delatexing desapping • Sorting grading d) Packaging and transport • packaging • consideration in the use of crates • transport e) Handling at wholesale and retail markets

AGRIBUSINESS OPORTUNITIES IN MANGO FARMING
a) Agribusiness opportunity in mango farming and profitability • mango candy • Mango juice • Dried mango • Mango chutney/pickles • Mango jam • Toothpaste out of mango seeds • Mango wine b) Marketing c)Mango spraying program

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