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Mango canopy management: new approaches to old issues

Normand Frédéric, Lauri Pierre-Eric. 2017. Mango canopy management: new approaches to old issues. In : Proceedings of the XI International Mango Symposium. Bally Ian (ed.), Tran-Nguyen L. (ed.), Hall D. (ed.). ISHS. Louvain : ISHS, pp. 145-152. (Acta Horticulturae, 1183) ISBN 978-94-62611-79-5 International Mango Symposium. 11, Darwin, Australie, 28 September 2015/2 October 2015.

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Url - éditeur : https://www.ishs.org/ishs-article/1183_20

Abstract : The mango tree is a large tropical tree that often gives low and irregular yields across consecutive years. Research on canopy management has been a cornerstone to lessen, but not resolve, these problems. Mango production now faces new commercial and societal demands besides higher yields: better fruit quality, in particular sanitary and nutritional quality, and reduced impacts on the environment. These issues bring new challenges for the design of canopy management strategies, since these objectives interact and sometimes conflict. Better knowledge of mango tree canopy architecture and function, in relation to its environment, appears necessary to design appropriate canopy management practices and to deal with the necessary compromises between these objectives. The study of tree architectural development, coupled with ecophysiological research, appears relevant to tackle these points. In this paper, we draw together the current trends in terms of canopy management and vigour control for the mango tree, we present recent advances made in analysis of tree architecture and ecophysiology, and we outline research needs for the future. The importance of the cultivar factor is highlighted, leading to the conclusion that a unique canopy management strategy is probably utopian, and cultivar-specific strategies must be considered. Another key point is the necessary interdisciplinarity of these approaches, in order to gather and process ecophysiological, architectural and genetic data to design canopy management strategies. Finally, the complexity of canopy function requires a conceptual and quantitative modelling approach to synthesize knowledge and to support the design of management strategies. (Résumé d'auteur

Mots-clés libres : Ecophysiology, Flowering, Genotype, Mangifera indica, Modelling, Tree architecture, Vigour control, Yield

Classification Agris : F50 - Plant structure
F62 - Plant physiology - Growth and development
F60 - Plant physiology and biochemistry
U10 - Computer science, mathematics and statistics

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Normand Frédéric, CIRAD-PERSYST-UPR HortSys (REU)
  • Lauri Pierre-Eric, INRA (FRA)

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