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Incessant rains, disease and wild animals resulted in crop damage

Mango growers disappointed as their fruits fail to deliver for second consecutive year

The Indian mango yield dropped significantly this year, with most farmers from the major mango growing areas of Kolar and Ramanagaram districts reporting that their yield was only 20% of what they usually have.

As is the case with many horticulture crops in the last two years, incessant rains greatly affected the mango crops too. First, during the flowering season, instead of cold conditions, rainy conditions prevailed which was not conducive for the process and thus, there were not many hermaphrodite flowers. After the fruit came to the markets (later than usual), frequent complaints were heard by consumers that the prices of all varieties were mostly above ₹100 per kg (€1.20) this year. However, by the second week of July, it seemed like the season was already over.

Source: thehindu.com


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