|Author: ||V. Galán Saúco |
|Keywords: ||salinity, dwarfing, production, environmental adaptation, pests and diseases tolerance, fruit quality|
Despite the notorious influence of rootstocks on cultivar behavior, in-depth studies of mango rootstocks and rootstock cultivars interactions are probably the main pending subject of mango research.
Based on literature review and interviews with researchers and producers all over the world, the influence of rootstocks in quantitative and qualitative aspects of mango production is discussed and future research lines are identified.
Tolerance to salinity, dwarfing effect, ability to absorb nutrients, adaptation to flooding, dry conditions or problematic soils, tolerance to pests and diseases, increase of yield and improvement of fruit quality are the subjects discussed along the paper.
Identified future research needs include: developing standardized coordinated trials of rootstocks and cultivars, clonal propagation, morphological, physiological and anatomical studies of different rootstocks, molecular and chemical markers, use of tetraploids and interstocks studies.
The possibilities for future cooperative projects in different parts of the world (American Continent and the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific, Africa, the Middle East and Europe) are also examined.
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