Opportunities to grow the Australian mango industry will be the focus of discussions at the upcoming Mango Grower Field Day, presented by the Australian Mango Industry Association (AMIA). The field day will be held at the Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Walkamin Research Station on Wednesday 30th July.
AMIA Chairman Gavin Scurr encouraged all growers and industry representatives to attend.
“The field day is a fantastic opportunity for people to get together and discuss issues that affect the mango industry. It gives people an opportunity to share experiences and learn about new technologies and practices that can benefit their business and the entire industry,” he said.
The AMIA has recently updated their Strategic Investment Plan, Marketing Plan and Export Plan. These plans are driving a number of initiatives that will be put in place this season.
“These plans are critical to the success of the industry. At the Field Day, we will present the new-look AMIA team who are dedicated to growing the Australian mango industry and discuss the priorities that will be our focus going forward,” Mr Scurr said.
The Field Day will include presentations on:
The new Mango Strategic Investment Plan
The mango marketing program and what consumer research says about mango buyers
The Small Trees project and the mango breeding program
Research into Resin Canal Discolouration, fruit fly and fruit spotting bug
The field day will be hosted in conjunction with QDAFF and will also include the Annual Mango Levy Payers Meeting.