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Mango growers should prune off diseased, dried, broken branches and those touching the ground.

Mango usually assumes a graceful dome shape shading the main trunk. No pruning is practiced however, annually after fruit harvest diseased, dried, broken branches and those touching the ground should be pruned off. To rejuvenate the orchard after every 3-4 years it is advisable that 15-20% of old wood should be removed.Dieback is characterized by drying back of twigs from top downwards, particularly in older trees followed by drying of leaves which gives an appearance of fire scorch. Internal browning in wood tissue is observed when it is slit open along with the long axis. Cracks appear on branches and gum exudes before they die out. When graft union of nursery plant is affected, it usually dies.Every care should be taken to prevent introduction of disease in newly planted orchards.Any infected portion should immediately be pruned,followed by spraying/ pasting of copper oxychloride(0.3 %) or pasting with cow dung at the cut ends.Pruning should be done in such a way that some healthy portion is also removed, to ensure complete eradication of pathogen

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