Karnataka: 35,000 tons of mangoes expected in Mysuru alone

Although expansion in Mysuru’s mango growing area has been modest compared to the past years, an average mango yield of 30,000 - 35,000 ton is expected this season. Mangoes are cultivated on around 7,600 acres in the district and it happens to be one of the key horticulture crops in the district.

Mysuru district is not a major mango growing area like Kolar, Ramanagara, Chikkaballapura, and Tumakuru. Badam and Mallika varieties are predominantly grown in Mysuru. As Mysuru has many alternatives for the crop, cultivation has therefore not expanded on the expected lines like other districts. Besides, farmers prefer a sustained income which is not possible in mango since it is an annual crop.

Source: thehindu.com

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