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posted July 25, 2009 01:20PM
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How to make mango growing profitable

The big challenge to many mango growers these days is how to make mango production profitable. Planting mangoes and making them productive and profitable is no easy job. It takes very close supervision of the farm, observing what is going on so that every problem that crops up could be attended to immediately with the appropriate action. In other words, don’t just leave your trees to Mother Nature after planting them.

That in brief is just a part of the assessment of Rene Florencio who admits his own mistakes and frustrations in developing his 20-hectare mango orchard in Tarlac City. Now, he has learned so many things after 13 years, and for the first time he is going to make a good profit from his mango trees. This weekend, he will be harvesting some 40 tons of good quality fruits which were bagged. By next month, he expects to harvest 60 to 70 tons more from the next batch.

A corporate executive before getting into farming, he admits he knew nothing about fgrowing mangoes when he started his orchard. The very sad part was that he got the wrong advice from the start. The supplier of seedlings had recommended the distancing of five meters apart. That was a most expensive mistake. The crowded mango trees did not bear as many fruits as he expected. That is why he had to cut down more than one thousand of the trees, just retaining over 900.

He also hired a consultant with hands-on training. Monitoring what is happening on the farm is very important, according to him. For instance, one time he observed so many plant hoppers in a portion of his farm. He had to act very fast. They trees had to be sprayed with the right combination of pesticides immediately.If he had delayed spraying by two days, his entire crop would have gone to naught. And that is why he stresses that the needed chemicals should be stocked on the farm so that they are readily available when an emergency arises.

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News and updates in growing Carabao mango in the Philippines:

1. Planting mangoes before was done at 5 meters by 5 meters (Israel technology or high density planting) or by 10 meters by 10 meters, either seedlings or grafted.  Nowadays, the new planting distance for carabao mangoes is 15 meters by 15 meters in Luzon and 20 meters by 20 meters in Mindanao.

2. Since potassium nitrate was discovered to make carabao mangoes induce flowering, calcium nitrate has been also discovered to be an effective flower inducer to carabao mango and is more cheaper.  But still potassium nitrate is more potent flower inducer which commercial mango growers use to achieve maximun profits.
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posted August 18, 2009 12:08AM
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orchardtechnology posted on July 25, 2009 12:20PM
1. Planting mangoes before was done at 5 meters by 5 meters (Israel technology or high density planting) or by 10 meters by 10 meters, either seedlings or grafted.  Nowadays, the new planting distance for carabao mangoes is 15 meters by 15 meters in Luzon and 20 meters by 20 meters in Mindanao.
sir,
bakit kaya magka-iba ang planting distance in Luzon and Mindanao?
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posted August 19, 2009 12:51AM
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The reason why the planting distance in Mindanao is farther than Luzon is because Mindanao experiences evenly distributed rains thus making mango trees grow faster.  That is the reason they are planted farther apart in Mindanao.  Unlike in Luzon, we have summer season, no rains means no irrigation means slower growth.

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posted August 19, 2009 12:54AM
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sarap ng mangga.... di pa sir.. kay yung nagpost ng grafted seedlings.....
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posted August 20, 2009 04:49AM
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Oh my father have a mango farm in ilocos sur
but not as big as that one mentioned above
it was a farm land when my grandparents died
he turned it into a mango farm
so his mango farm is in the middle of a farm land
hehehe 1500trees some of it died they said
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posted August 23, 2009 02:36AM
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HARDRIVE posted on August 20, 2009 03:49AM
Oh my father have a mango farm in ilocos sur
but not as big as that one mentioned above
it was a farm land when my grandparents died
he turned it into a mango farm
so his mango farm is in the middle of a farm land
hehehe 1500trees some of it died they said

1500 mango trees is a lot!!! hehe If properly managed, you can make a profit out of it.  Manage it well and portion by portion you can contract spray it with the traders.  There is money in carabao mango farming if done right. :) Goodluck
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posted October 8, 2009 05:23PM
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orchardtechnology posted on August 23, 2009 01:36AM
HARDRIVE posted on August 20, 2009 03:49AM
Oh my father have a mango farm in ilocos sur
but not as big as that one mentioned above
it was a farm land when my grandparents died
he turned it into a mango farm
so his mango farm is in the middle of a farm land
hehehe 1500trees some of it died they said

1500 mango trees is a lot!!! hehe If properly managed, you can make a profit out of it.  Manage it well and portion by portion you can contract spray it with the traders.  There is money in carabao mango farming if done right. :) Goodluck

My husband and I had a mango farm planted with 900 trees . We were so happy to see them flower . There were lots of flowers . When the wind blows , the flowers fall , so a few are left. Everytime the wind blows so hard and often pa , the small fruits fall and we really  felt bad . Whatever is left of the fruits , we sell . The middlemen bought it at 10pesos a kilo . It is not even enough to pay the fertilizer and the labor . Binarat talaga ang presyo ng manga . If you don't sell it naman , mabubulok lang . Pinagtiyagaan namin for 5 years , then sold the 15 hectare farm na lang . 

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Message appended on October 8, 2009 04:46PM
We still have 30 mango trees in our resort . The problem we see here , the province is a windy place especially Nov to Feb .  This time of the year mahangin . The trees are purely decorative na lang . If they bear fruit , it's okay , but if not , it is still okay . But they still bear fruits  and the mango fruits are sweet . They were given biozone fertilizers . emoticon
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Message appended on October 8, 2009 05:04PM
My husband and I have one good mango tree left . We bought the seedling from Ben Dizon . It' a Malaysian type. It can bear fruit during the rainy season and it can withstand the rain . It has a double rootstock .The fruit is juicy and sweet and the fruit is half a kilo . It has bore fruits twice in two successive years . I was impressed because it was extra juicy and sweet . I am attaching a fruit left out of three . The papaya fruits are also from the garden , seedless.


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Message appended on October 12, 2009 01:17PM
lourdesaguda posted on October 8, 2009 04:23PM
orchardtechnology posted on August 23, 2009 01:36AM
HARDRIVE posted on August 20, 2009 03:49AM
Oh my father have a mango farm in ilocos sur
but not as big as that one mentioned above
it was a farm land when my grandparents died
he turned it into a mango farm
so his mango farm is in the middle of a farm land
hehehe 1500trees some of it died they said

1500 mango trees is a lot!!! hehe If properly managed, you can make a profit out of it.  Manage it well and portion by portion you can contract spray it with the traders.  There is money in carabao mango farming if done right. :) Goodluck

My husband and I had a mango farm planted with 900 trees . We were so happy to see them flower . There were lots of flowers . When the wind blows , the flowers fall , so a few are left. Everytime the wind blows so hard and often pa , the small fruits fall and we really  felt bad . Whatever is left of the fruits , we sell . The middlemen bought it at 10pesos a kilo . It is not even enough to pay the fertilizer and the labor . Binarat talaga ang presyo ng manga . If you don't sell it naman , mabubulok lang . Pinagtiyagaan namin for 5 years , then sold the 15 hectare farm na lang . 

emoticonemoticonemoticon


Message appended on October 8, 2009 04:46PM
We still have 30 mango trees in our resort . The problem we see here , the province is a windy place especially Nov to Feb .  This time of the year mahangin . The trees are purely decorative na lang . If they bear fruit , it's okay , but if not , it is still okay . But they still bear fruits  and the mango fruits are sweet . They were given biozone fertilizers . emoticon
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Message appended on October 8, 2009 05:04PM
My husband and I have one good mango tree left . We bought the seedling from Ben Dizon . It' a Malaysian type. It can bear fruit during the rainy season and it can withstand the rain . It has a double rootstock .The fruit is juicy and sweet and the fruit is half a kilo . It has bore fruits twice in two successive years . I was impressed because it was extra juicy and sweet . I am attaching a fruit left out of three . The papaya fruits are also from the garden , seedless.


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Btw, the skin of the mango fruit is a lil thicker than the native mango . Maybe that's  the reason why the mango fruit  can with stand the rain . Puede ito rain or shine . emoticon

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