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Division of Fruit Crops

HORTIIHRCIL2013010: 010 ( 8 )

HORTIIHRCIL2013010: 010 ( 6 )

HORTIIHRCIL2013010: 010 ( 5 )

HORTIIHRCIL2013010: 010 ( 4 )

HORTIIHRCIL2013010: 010 ( 3 )

HORTIIHRCIL2013010: 010 ( 2 )

HORTIIHRCIL2013010: 010 ( 1 )

Mango blackening caused by sooty blotch and flyspeck (SBFS) complex is a kind of cosmetic skin problem and causes only superficial damage on the mango fruit surface. The fungi that cause them, grow on the surface of the cuticle and do not damage the fruit itself. But cause losses in commercial mango production because affected fruits are rejected in fresh market grades to much cheaper rate which causes financial loss to the mango growers and traders. As such there is no technology available in India to remove this malady of mango.








Plant population

Spacing (cm)





Coorg Honey Dew


A spacing of 1.2 m x 1.8 m (4629 plants/ha) is  optimum for maximum fruit yield (146 t/ha over 3 year period) and 250 g N, 250 g P2O5 and 500 g K2O/plant/year to be applied in 6 equal splits at bi-monthly intervals.

Petiole of 6thleaf from the tip recommended for nutritional diagnosis.