Fruit Research Station (FRS) at Sangareddy, pioneer in mango research and related technologies, has given a new life to mango tress in its farm.
Mango trees with over 100 years of life span reduce yield after attaining 30 to 40 years owing to various factors including soil, climate and others. As about 300 trees reached that stage, scientists decided to rejuvenate old and senile trees using a technology developed by the FRS a decade ago. The process includes chopping off mango trees almost at the roots to begin the rejuvenation treatment.
They had started the treatment in November last and now, the mango trees are covered with tender leaves. “This is the only place where the rejuvenation method was used on more than 300 trees,” Dr. A. Bhagawan, a senior scientist at the FRS, told The Hindu.
The State government also has recommended this treatment to be implemented in mango orchids located in coastal districts and farmers would get subsidy for using the technology.