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Mango Phenology

" Recently phenological studies have become increasingly important for understanding the flowering of mango under different climatic conditions."

The seasonal cyclic changes of growth in shoot, root, flower, fruit and their development depend on cultivars and climatic conditions. Varietal responses to the environment within and between mango cultivars account for their relative performance at different locations.

Thus, phenological patterns are strongly under environmental control in mango. The timing of life-cycle events like flowering and crop maturity have only recently been considered as an area of climate impacts research in several crops. Under the influence of climate shift, early and delayed flowering is a characteristic feature of mango.

Two of the most important factors determining suitability of an area’s climate for mango are air temperature and rainfall. The sequence of phenological changes is either advanced or retarded with the rise and fall in temperature and the onset of wet and dry seasons. Therefore, climate change is likely to influence phenological patterns and indirectly vegetative and reproductive processes leading to reduced quality and quantity of production (see also Dinesh and Reddy in this volume for changes in phenology of TFT species).

The Website is Developed under the DBT ( Department of BioTechnology ) project entitled as "Development of National Database on Mango".