Untimely rain, wind blows, black spots on fruits due to fungus

Navi Mumbai: Due to unseasonal rains last week, hapus production will be hit hard. Due to this rain, the mohor has become sore and mold has spread on it. So the trees that have borne fruit have black spots on them. As a result, the hapus season will be extended by one month. The season, which starts in February this year, will start in March and will last for 60 days.

The hapus tree blooms three times, first in November, second in December, second in January and third in February. But now the unseasonal rains in November and December have hit the early hapus fruit set. Hapus mango crop is now in fruiting process. However, the rains have turned the tide. The inflorescence has fallen off and the insects have become infested. Due to stagnant water on the mohora, it has rotted. Moreover, in some places, fruiting had started, with black spots on it. Production is expected to decline by 25 to 30 per cent.

Increase in drug spraying costs

Hapus is in trouble due to unseasonal rains. Previously, the drug had to be sprayed once in 15 to 20 days. But now to save the product, spraying has to be done in two to three days. As a result, the cost of spraying drugs has doubled.

In Devgad, hapus fruit is being processed, but unseasonal rains have increased the cost of spraying and we have suffered financial loss. Moreover, the crop will be able to thrive only if there is a nutritious cold weather in the next period. The petals of hapus are on the neck and the petals have also rotted, while some small mangoes have turned black.

Sanket Pujare, Hapus gardener, Devgad

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