Innovation on Mango

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Dried mango fruits to store pulses.
Country: India
Category: Miscellaneous
Innovation Detail : Nanjibhai Maknaji Dodiyar from the Bhiloda district of Gujarat makes use of dried mango fruits to store pulses. Pulses are even more difficult to store than cereals. Premature fruit dropping of mango can be used to store pulses like gram. Dodiyar mixes about 200 grams of the dried mango fruit with 20 kilogrammes of gram to store it for a long duration.
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Debarking by beating the bark to start bearing in mango orchard.
Country: India
Category: Crop Management
Innovation Detail : When there is a solar or lunar eclipse, repeatedly beat the bark of the unbearing coconut (Cocos nucifera) and Mango (Mangifera indica) orchard, using one to one-and-a-half meter high iron cupped poles used for pounding grains (along with pounding stones) to promote bearing. The bark is pierced. Debarking is expected to start bearing .
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Building boats with the wood of mango and Petrocarpus marsupium.
Country: India
Category: Miscellaneous
Innovation Detail : Fisherfolk of Karnataka use the wood of mango (Mangifera indica) and Petrocarpus marsupium for building of boats as the wood does not split even after long exposure to the sun and have a good absorbing quality.
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The stalk/rind of pepper is found to be effective in controlling stone weevils in the mango plant.
Country: India
Category: Crop Management
Innovation Detail : After removing the pepper grain, the stalk portion or the rind is burnt in mango garden at the flowering stage. The smoke is believed to help control the stone weevil problem.
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Increasing mango yield through cross-pollination
Country: India
Category: Production
Innovation Detail : Cultivating sunflower plants amidst mango trees helps at flowering stage. The honeybees, which are attracted by the sunflower, also rest on the mango flowers, facilitating cross-pollination. The yield of mangoes is therefore increased.
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"Chalakh Mango Nipper" - An efficient, lightweight device to harvest mangoes without damage.
Country: India
Category: Harvesting
Innovation Detail : Madhav Shrikrishna Mahajan of Ratnagiri (Maharashtra) has made "Chalakh" an efficient, lightweight device to harvest mangoes without damage. It is a small but significant improvement over the existing mango nippers. This modified nipper consists of of twin replacable cutting blades with a rubber stopper in the middle, mounted on a steel oval ring fitted with nylon mesh fruit-receiving basket. This oval ring is at a unique angle to the handle. The holder connects this ring to the bamboo handle, of the desired height, to maneuver while standing on the ground.The cutting action is by impact where the handle is pulled after positioning the ring and holding basket around a single spotted fruit. The twin cutting blades hit the petiole and deliver a cut fruit with three-inch petiole into the collection basket.
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Herbal fruit ripener
Country: India
Category: Post Harvest
Innovation Detail : Budhadeba Sahu is a 57 years old farmer and agricultural labour. He observed that the leaves of a particular plant ( name not disclosed because of IP reasons) had an inherent tendency of being ?hot?, which he thought could probably be utilized to ripen bananas and mangoes. He experimented with these leaves. These worked wonderfully well and since then he has been using this herb to ripen fruits like banana and mangoes. This practice was taken up for validation under the NIF-CSIR JIC scheme under nutraceutical category by Central Food Technological and Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysore. The result shows that it not only ripens the fruits early but also preserves their nutritional value in comparison to the available chemical ripeners. NIF filed a patent in his name and also appreciated him for his efforts in its Fourth National Competition for Grassroots Innovations and Traditional Knowledge in 2007.
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Sadabahar: An evergreen mango variety by Shree Kishan Suman
Country: India
Category: Production
Innovation Detail : Sadabahar' mango variety as the name suggests a regular and continuous fruit bearing variety. Mango variety developed by Shree Kishan Suman from Rajasthan blooms throughout the year. The fruits are sweeter in taste andit is developed as a dwarf variety which is suitable for kitchen gardening and can be grown in pots for some years. At present he has 22 mother plants and 300 grafted mango plants. The mango treesare immune to most of the major diseases and common disorders. Farmers from Chhattisgarh, Delhi and Haryana are growing the variety and appreciating the sweeter taste of the fruits.
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Growing grafted mango seedlings.
Country: India
Category: Propogation
Innovation Detail : In Tamil Nadu Thanjavur based Mr. Kulandaisamy developed a new technique for growing grafted mango seedlings. He maintains a nursery in 36 ha called Tari Bio-Tech. The nursery supplies close to 12 lakh planting materials annually and home to nearly 50 mango varieties. Usually the grafted seedlings are planted in the field and grown. Through this new technique (polybag growing), mango seedlings come to commercial bearing in 2- 3 years. Good bearing mother plants are selected and the desired variety is grafted together and grown for 45 days in plastic bags in a controlled environment. After emergence of first flush of leaves, the seedlings are moved to open conditions and kept under shade and watered. Grafting ensures purity in variety. Till date, many growers simply plant the grafted seedlings they buy straight into the open field. The investment, maintenance and labour for growing the plants are quite high. Whereas, in the polybag method, the plants are grown for 1 to 2 years and then planted in the main field. The cost of cultivation drastically comes down. Farmers need to take care of the tree only for 2 to 3 years, after which it comes to bearing and fruits can be harvested.
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Growing plants on land and then trellis on rooftop by shri sumanta misra of Jalpaiguri, West Bengal
Country: India
Category: Production
Innovation Detail : Shri Sumanta Misra, a progressive farmer from Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal has made it to the Limca Book of Records 2014. Through innovative methods, he has been able to grow crop plants to record setting heights. He grows plants on land and then trellis on rooftop. In case of fruit crops, (Mango, Citrus, and Guava) trellis are normally not used. However, Misra adopted trellis for better canopy development. He claims better yield of guava, mango etc. through this method of cultivation.
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Innovative mango sapling production
Country: India
Category: Propogation
Innovation Detail : In the conventional method of vegetative propagation of mango like inarching, two to three years old mango seedlings are attached to tertiary branches of mother plant for 2-3 weeks and then removed from mother plant and placed either in tubs or in soil for their growth.
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New Mango Graft: Anand Sagar
Country: India
Category: Production
Innovation Detail :

Details of innovation: Shri Garnayak collected the scion of the one of the rare species of mango from Bamanda king's orchard and grafted it. He named the new plant in his own name as Ananda Sagar. This graft of mango is a regular fruit bearer and its bearing starts from the main branches, emerging from the trunk. It ripens after 2 nd week of July till mid August and is sold at double the rate in comparison to other varieties.

Usefulness of innovation: Ananda Sagar is non fibrous, juicy, tasty and its ripening period coincides when there is peak demand for mangoes in the market. This grafted variety issuperior to its contemporary varieties like Fazli and Neelam. It is sold at about double the rate and market demand is also high.


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Interventions in Mango
Country: India
Category: Production
Innovation Detail :

Existing practice: A major problem encountered by the mango farmers of Tamil Nadu especially in the semi dry tracts of the state is the increasing levels of salinity in irrigation water. Indiscriminate use of deep bore water has led to a severe increase in the salinity levels in the irrigation water as a result of which there is severe salt injury symptoms apparent in the mango orchards grown in these areas.

Details of innovation:

Salt Tolerant Rootstock: This problem was reduced to a great extent by the use of salt tolerant mango rootstock H-13-1. Hence, large numbers of H-13-1 seedlings were purchased from Reliance Agro farm in Jamnagar, Gujarat for the purpose. The rootstock has been tried out in salt affected area of Marandahalli, Tiruchengodu, Tirupattur, Tindivanam and Kalayarkoil talks of Tamil Nadu. About 30 mango farmers covering an area of about 690 acres have benefited by adopting this strategy.


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Mobile Phone Battery Operated Sprayer
Country: India
Category: Crop Management
Innovation Detail :

Name of the farmer: Shri Ashok Popatrao Patole (Dist. Nashik – Maharashtra)

Type of innovation: Mobile Phone Battery Operated Weedicide Pump

Mobile Phone Battery Operated Weedicide Pump requires 7 liter of water for 1 acre weedicide spray. 700 ml of weedicide is sufficient for 1 acre. It requires only 2 hours to spray the solution. As it is a mobile phone battery operated, extra effort, is not required to pump the solution.

 The battery can be re-used after charging by a charger provided with the pump. In retail market the charger costs only Rs. 80/-. Once fully charged, mobile phone battery can perform spraying operation over 3 acre area. As plastic material is used for the pump, it is rust free, so, least maintenance required. Mr. Ashok Patole sold 4900 units in just 4 years. The unit is very popular among the farmers.


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