|Authors: ||I.S.E. Bally, P.T. Ibell|
|Keywords: ||Mangifera indica, small tree, high density, pruning, training, canopy shape|
This paper discusses the role of mango canopy architecture in mango productivity and orchard management and considers potential increases on production of high density orchards through improved canopy architecture.
Lower tree height, reduced vigour and smaller more open canopies are recognised as important aspects of high density orchards.
However, vigour management, light relations, flowering and crop load of high density orchards needs to be better understood if we are to developed sustainable highly productive canopy training and pruning systems that are easy to maintain at high planting densities.
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