Assem A. A. Mohamed, Mohamed A. A. Abdrabbo, Mahmoued A. Medany, A. A. M. Esmail

Doi: 10.26480/rfna.01.2023.13.16

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This study explored the economical viability of five different coloured shade nets (White, yellow, red, blue and black) on mango production (Mangifera indica L. cv. Keitt). This study investigated the climatic parameters in terms of light intensity, minimum and maximum air temperature, relative humidity and plant growth across 2019 and 2020 seasons. When compared to open field conditions, coloured shade nets resulted in higher maximum temperatures and relative humidity. The black net cover and open field treatments gave the lowest mango yield compared to all greenhouse net cover. When compared to the other treatments, the use of white or yellow nets resulted in a considerable increase in the number of fruits and total yield per plant. According to prevailed conditions, it could be concluded that optimum microclimate for growing mango in similar conditions could be obtained under white and yellow nets compared to the other net covers. Black greenhouse net cover gave the lowest productivity during the experimental duration. Production costs, total revenue, net return and ratio of total revenue to cost for Keitt mango in Egypt are presented in this study. The result shows that the net return for white net reached 15777 Egyptian pound (LE) and LE 15270 per m2 in 2019 and 2020 respectively, which was 2.63 times those grown in the open field (LE 5980 and LE 5081 per 2000 m2) in 2019 and 2020 respectively. However, Revenue to cost ratio was found higher in white net in both seasons which were 1.9 and 1.8 respectively.

Pages 13-16
Year 2023
Issue 1
Volume 4