After almost 14 years at AMIA, Trevor has advised he is leaving to take up a position with Plant Health Australia. Trevor has played a significant role in the progression of AMIA during his time here.
In May almost 250 conference delegates including growers, suppliers, retailers, wholesalers, speakers and other industry representatives descended on Bowen for the 11th Australian Mango Conference.
2016/17 was another successful year for Australian mangoes in the United States of America (U.S.), marked by additional growers and retailers, and a high level of compliance with the strict provisions of the Operational Work Plan.
As another season approaches, AMIA Supply and Communications Manager Jessica Mitchell will be in touch over the next few months to gather information on grower’s actual volume dispatched from last season and their forecast for the season ahead.
Our initial three year marketing plan is now complete and the mango industry has much to celebrate. Over the past three years we have united in our quest to deliver a mango experience that meets and exceeds consumer expectations and in doing so we have significantly changed the value and importance of the mango category.
It has been an exciting and productive three years for Australian Mangoes. Since the current marketing campaign launched in the 2014/15 season, mangoes have been kept at the top of consumers’ minds from the beginning to the end of each season through public relations (PR), events and social media.
Getting your valuable mangoes from your farm to the consumer is an essential part of the supply chain. It usually involves considerable transport distance and time. However, the conditions that the fruit are exposed to during this phase can reduce the quality of the fruit.
The Northern Territory Department of Primary Industry and Resources (NTDPIR), in partnership with Queensland University of Technology (QUT), is leading one of ten research projects into improving nitrogen use efficiency (NUE) as part a larger national research program; More Profit from Nitrogen (MPfN).
Mulching mangoes, now that’s a new idea. Well no, some innovative growers have been mulching for years. Soil in which mangoes are grown is usually light textured, infertile and well-drained, which can lead to tree health, nutrition and water issues in the tropical, north Australian climate. Mulching is suggested to buffer these effects and potentially improve mango yields.
Are your mangoes being treated well as they travel by road or rail from farm to market? Are the conditions in the refrigerated container controlling the quality of the fruit as you expected, or are your fruit ripening too quickly or getting damaged because the temperatures are too low? Are your transport conditions being monitored so you can identify if improvements need to be made to prevent loss of quality and value?