Yield and Fruit Quality of Mango Trees as Affected by two Organic Matter Sources
Keywords:Mango, Fagri Kalan, farmyard manure, composted municipal solid wastes, yield, fruit quality
This experiment was carried out over two successive growing seasons (2020 and 2021) on 20 years-old Fagri Kalan mango trees grown in a private orchard located in El-Noubaria district, Behaira Governorate, Egypt. About 20, 30 and 40 kg/ tree were added from farmyard manure (FYM) and composted municipal solid wastes (CMSW) as an organic matters during the winter of each season of
the experiment, in order to study the effect of each source on mango fruits physical and chemical characteristics, yield and leaf minerals and chlorophyll contents. Generally, using both organic matter sources, regardless the concentration on mango trees recorded significant effects on all studied parameters compared to the control trees. However, it is worth noting that the use of CMSW had the highest effect on increasing the number of fruits per tree, which reflected positively on the yield, and the higher concentration of CMSW led to an increase in the fruits’ content of total sugars, TSS and vitamin C.
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