Download a PDF of the latest crop forecast for the 2017/18 season.
3,250 cartons of Manbulloo mangoes grown in North Queensland set sail for Asia in December from the Port of Townsville in refrigerated containers on Mariana Express Lines’ Kota Nasrat container vessel.
As Australia celebrated the first weekend of summer, mango growers representing different regions and varieties left their farms to take to Sydney streets and experience all the energy, excitement, and exhilaration of a mango season in its peak!
The sixth annual Mango Mess-tival (Mess-tival) event was successfully held over the first weekend of summer on 3 December 2017. Funded by Hort Innovation using mango industry levies, Mess-tival gives the public an opportunity to converse with growers—putting a friendly face behind the mangoes they will eat over the summer. It also celebrates summer at the peak of mango season on Australia’s iconic Bondi Beach.
Mango growers, agronomists and researchers were treated to a spectacular view of the latest innovations in mango orchard design at the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) Walkamin Research Facility on the 23 November. Approximately 45 mango industry stakeholders attended the morning event.
For the first time, Australia’s mango, avocado and macadamia orchards have been mapped. The map delivers new foundation information for industry in an easily accessible online web map for improved decision-making, biosecurity and natural disaster response, recovery and monitoring.
An early heatwave across parts of Queensland has brought concerns that workers across the state need to prepare for a long hot summer. Media reports on the recent death of a Belgian backpacker working on a watermelon farm in North Queensland suggest the incident could be linked to heat stress, although Workplace Health and Safety Queensland’s (WHSQ) investigation is ongoing.
The following permit has been issued by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA)...
The Queensland Agriculture Workforce Network (QAWN) is an initiative of the Queensland Government, designed to assist the state’s food and fibre producers with local employment opportunities and skills training.
This season industry is continuing to focus on quality. It is important that we give consumers that perfect tasting mango, from first bite, to continue to please our buyers and sell your product!