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 AJPS  Vol.10 No.7 , July 2019
Mango Yield Performance in Lake Victoria Cresent Region of Uganda
Abstract: A study was conducted to evaluate yield performance of mango (Mangifera indica L.) genotypes in the Lake Victoria Crescent zone. The experiment was superimposed on a seven-year-old mango field with 36 genotypes laid out in a randomized complete block design, replicated thrice. Mango fruit set, fruit drop and yield were significantly (P < 0.05) differently among years and genotypes. The highest fruit set was recorded in 2015 and the lowest in 2014. Among genotypes, the maximum and minimum fruit set were observed in Koona and Pinero, respectively. The highest fruit drop was observed in Heidi followed by Keitt and MP1 genotypes. The highest yield of 59.6 kg/tree/year was recorded in Kate while Kensington pride genotype yielded least (3.5 kg/tree/year). In this study variation in mango yield was mainly due to varietal differences. The findings will aid in selecting mango genotype suitable for production in Lake Victoria Crescent agro-ecological zone.
Cite this paper: Ddamulira, G. , Ramathani, I. , Sebikejje, T. , Naluyimba, R. , Otim, A. , Pariyo, A. and Maphosa, M. (2019) Mango Yield Performance in Lake Victoria Cresent Region of Uganda. American Journal of Plant Sciences, 10, 1141-1153. doi: 10.4236/ajps.2019.107082.
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