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Economic Assessment of Coloured Shade Net Improve Growth and Yield in Mango CV. Keitt
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Mangifera indica
Colored shade net
‘Keitt’ mango
Ratio of revenues to costs
Unit costs of production

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Mohamed, A., Attala, M., Ali, M., & Ismail, A. (2023). Economic Assessment of Coloured Shade Net Improve Growth and Yield in Mango CV. Keitt. Current Topics in Agronomic Science, 3(1), 1–16.


Colored shade net is an effective tool for sustainable agricultural production. Shade nets of five colors (white, yellow, red, blue, and black), in comparison to open field conditions, were studied in mango cv. Keitt. The aim of the study was to explore the profitability of different colored shade nets (white, yellow, red, blue, black, and control) on the yield of ‘Keitt’ mango during the period of 2016-2020. The results showed that the use of white colored shade net increased the yield 2000·m-2. The average yield of the trees under white colored shade net was about 7.3 kg·tree-1, compared to about 6.3, 5.8, 5.1, 4.3, 4.3 kg·tree-1 for yellow, red, blue and black colored shade nets and control, respectively. The black colored shade net had the lowest economical profit. Thus, growing mango under a white colored shade net is useful to increase marketable and exportable yield, as well as to improve the quality of mangoes compared to other treatments.
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