Mango Trees
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Mango Tree

Zone Margate, KZN, RSA | Anonymous added on September 20, 2017 | Answered

Our mangoes start to grow, as soon as it starts something eats it and then it falls off, what can I use to get rid of it and that it is safe for my tree

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on September 20, 2017

Does the damage look like it was done by larger animals like mammals or birds, or by insects? Check on and in the fruit for any insects or larvae. Check this article for types of insect pests and what to do about them:
http://www.nda.agric.za/docs/Infopaks/mango.htm

If the culprit seems to be birds or mammals, you can surround the tree with netting designed to keep birds and mammals off once the fruit begins to grow. Check under the netting every day in case an animal manages to get inside.

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