Mango Tree Leaves Going Brown
I have an Alphanso mango tree. 7 years old. This year it did not bear any fruit and also the leaves of the tree are turning brown and dry. Please suggest the problem and solution for this.
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The lack of fruiting may be attributed to a number of things, but the dry, brown leaves could be due to too little water, insect pests or even a fungus. You can try pruning it back some, but no more than a third of its growth. Also, make sure it receives plenty of moisture and give it some phosphorus rich fertilizer or bone meal to encourage flowering and fruiting. Check for signs of pests and see if the browning of the leaves seems to spread. If either of these occurs, try treating the tree with neem oil, which will take care of both insects and fungal issues (and it's perfectly safe to use).