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Agronomy and Cultural Practices

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Please find below the Literature Review on Agronomy and Cultural Practices of Breadfruit and also the outputs from the Workshop Group Activities. What we need to do now is to try to get answers to the questions that we have and any additional information that we have on this theme may also be added under the respective heading. 

 

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What do we know? 

  •  Fast growing/long life
  •  Hardy
  •  Productive
  •  Well adapted to local conditions
  •  Old trees can be rejuvenated

 

Where are we now? 

  •  Evaluation plots set up at AREU
  •  Rejuvenation under observation

 

Where should we be? 

  •  Germplasm (local) characterization completed (molecular/phenotypic)
  •  Establish local clones conservatory
  •  Map of growing areas should have been available

 

What is missing to get there?

  •  Funds
  •  Insufficient planting materials
  •  Absence of guidelines
  •  No training to growers
  •  Using elevators for plucking
  •  Mechanized techniques

 

Stakeholders involved in issues related to Agronomy, Cultural practices & Fruiting

Who?

Why?

How?

1. AREU

  •  Research and Development
  •  Information dissemination
  •  Training   
  • Agronomic evaluation
  • Production of recommendation sheets
  •   Workshops/ Field days/ visits

2. SFWF

  • Provide support to farmers (insurance, schemes etc.)  
  • Identify constraints faced by growers in collaboration with AREU

3. Private firms

  •  Importer of machinery/ tools 
  • Make available appropriate harvest tools for breadfruit

4. Growers/ MAMCF/ Ministry of cooperatives

  •  Producers of breadfruit    
  • Collaborate with AREU for on-farm trials

5. MAIFS

  •  Schemes for pest control
  •  Control of pests 
  • Support/ incentives for control of bats

 

What questions are we asking ourselves?

 

Question: What are the factors responsible for fruit drops?

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Question: What are the production constraints?

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Question: Can we go for high density planting materials

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Question: Can reports on the evaluations be made available( preliminary)

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Question: How does pruning affect yield?

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Question: Recommendations on pruning

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Question: Are the training materials/leaflets suitable? Is there need to revise/updates

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Question: Do we have agro-climatic maps?

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Question: What are the known production seasons in Mauritius?

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Question: Are there any appropriate tools for harvesting

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Question: Can tall trees be pruned?

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Question: What are irrigation requirements?

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Question: Should we have specific varieties for fresh and processing?

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Question: Bearing time for different planting materials(stem cuttings, root cuttings, grafting)

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Question: Can we do inter-cropping?

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Question: Can fruiting be enhanced like litchis?

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Question: What is the recommended pathway ‘to move from under-utilized crop to commercial crop?

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