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- Date published: 06/04/2020
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A CALL FOR CO-OPERATION FROM MANGO FARMERS
WE FARMERSis a group of farmers from Chiplun, Dist. Ratnagiri, Maharashtra. Our main crop is RATNAGIRI ALHONSO MANGO – NATURALLY CULTIVATED.
DUE TO CORONA VIRUS EVERY MEMBER OF SOCIETY IS GETTING AFFECTED BUT AS FARMERS WE ARE GETTING MORE AFFECTED AS OUR PRODUCE IS SEASONAL AND SEASON LASTS ONLY FOR 2 MONTHS. HENCE WE REQUEST EVERYBODY THAT PLEASE HELP US FOR SELLING OUR PRODUCE IN YOUR AREA, SOCIETY. WE WILL BRING OUR PRODUCE TO SOCIETY GATE OR AT ENTRANCE AND HAND OVER IT TO YOU. WE WILL ENSURE PACKING OF MANGOES IN HYGEINIC MANNER. PLEASE PASS ON THIS MESSAGE TO YOUR RELATIVES, FRIENDS, COLLEGUES SO THAT WE CAN SELL OUR PRODUCE AT REASONABLE PRICE. DUE TO LONG RAINY SEASON, DELAYED SHORT DURATION COLD AND HIGH TEMPERATURES IN MARCH AS SUCH CROP IS LESS.
These mangoes are cultivated without chemicals. No chemicals as fertilizers or pesticides. For pest control we used neem extract, dashparni ark (limited quantity as preparation is lengthy). Green chilli-ginger extract. Also to control the pest we used light traps during night time and yellow sticky traps. With these traps we are able to control pest during flowering season. We used feromone traps for fruit fly control. Our main fertiliser is dry cow dung which we applied before start of rainy season and during rainy season we used jeevamrut for drenching. We gave three sparys of jeevamrut before and during flowering.
Our farm is registered with Maharashtra Government under Mangonetmainly for export. Also part of our farm is registered in a group formed by ATMA of Maharshtra Government for Sendriya Faming and it is in interconversion stage of 3RD year under third party NPOP certification. As ALPHONSO or HAPUS is registered under Geographical Indicator Registration our farm is also registered with them. Our product was RESIDUE FREE as per last year MRL report. This year also we will get our produce analysed as soon as testing labs are open.
Our season is expected to start from April 2nd week. The gradation is based on the weight of raw fruit when harvested and packed. During ripening weight loss of 15 to 20 % does takes place and hence the average wt as well as wt of individual fruit will be less than the mentioned in grade.The grades which we offer with price for April 2nd week (prices may vary with time and availability) are as below :
GRADE JUMBO : Average wt of fruit more than 340 gm ( each fruit 331 gm and above), 18 to 20 fruits in a box. Very less availability during April. Rs 2400/- per box
GRADE SUPER : Average wt of fruit about 310 gm ( each fruit 301 gm to 330 gm), 20 to 22 fruits in a box. Very less availability during April. Rs 2400/- per box
GRADE SPECIAL : Average wt of fruit about 280 gm ( each fruit 271 gm to 300 gm), 22 to 24 fruits in box. Less availability during April. Rs 2400/- per box
GRADE A1 : Average wt of fruit about 250 gm ( each fruit 241 gm to 270 gm), 24 to 26 fruits in a box. Rs 2200/- per box
GRADE A2 : Average wt of fruit about 220 gm ( each fruit 211 gm to 240 gm), 29 to 31 fruits in box. Rs 1900/- per box
GRADE A3 : Average wt of fruit about 190 gm ( each fruit 181 gm to 2100 gm), 34 to 38 fruits in box. Rs 1700/- per box.
In a box 2 to 3 mangoes may get spoiled and price is decided based on this assumption. If more than 3 mangoes get spoiled we as farmer are responsible and we will replace or refund the amount equivalent to spoiled mangoes. Yes as customer we will feel dissatisfied but it’s a natural product and many climatic factors are not in our control. We will try to give best as we want satisfied customers every year. If you wish to get more details about our product please connect with us on WhatsApp or phone only : Vinay Ketkar 9930848924 / 9869112514 ( During season it is very difficult to connect on FB or email )
OUR FIRST LOT FOR DISTRIBUTION IS EXPECTED AROUND April 15th for Mumbai, Thane.
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