Download a PDF of the latest crop forecast for the 2019/20 season.
The Hort Innovation project ‘Building Best Management Practice for the Australian Mango Industry’ (MG17000) is now well underway, providing the resources and capacity building over the next three years to maintain and improve the Australian mango industry’s sustainability.
Australian mango growers in partnership with the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) and Australian Mangoes, have planted new, high density mango blocks as semi-commercial trials on three properties in Queensland and the Northern Territory this year.
The 2019/20 mango season is underway! As the weather warms up, the markets are fast becoming excited about the upcoming mango season as are consumers.
The consumer marketing activities will this season continue to educate shoppers on the fruit’s seasonality, benefits and repertoire of recipes. Ultimately, we aim to drive excitement for the season and get more people, buying more mangoes, more regularly.
As part of our commitment to represent the biosecurity interests of the Australian mango industry, Australian Mangoes (AMIA) will bring you more regular information about pests and diseases to look out for on farm. We will now provide you with an article in each edition of Mango Matters.
This edition is about mango malformation disease (MMD), which is important to be on the lookout for.
From 4 September to 6 September, Australian Mangoes representatives Robert Gray and Treena Welch attended Asia Fruit Logistica in Hong Kong. The annual event provided an excellent platform for Australian Mangoes to engage with growers, exporters, importers and retailers who will collaborate on marketing campaigns during the 2019/2020 season.
Three key contributors to the development of the Australian mango industry were recognised for their outstanding commitment at the 12th Australian Mangoes Conference.
Identified in the Mango SIAP Strategic Investment Plan for 2017-2021 was a key challenge addressing a lack of skilled workforce and an aging industry. To solve this issue, Hort Innovation have partnered with program delivery partners Rimfire Resources and Australian Rural Leadership Foundation (ARLF) with an aim to increase graduate interest in careers across the Australian horticultural sector, including mangoes.
At a recent workshop in Darwin, industry representatives heard that mango growing regions are set to warm up over the coming decades, with potentially serious impacts on mango production. Add in other changes, such as more intense rainfall events, and the news isn’t good. However, action now by growers with an eye to the future will help ensure enterprises remain sustainable.
Understanding available climate change information is critical to this forward planning.
A successful partnership between the ARC Training Centre for Innovative Horticultural Products, School of Land and Food, University of Tasmania and the Northern Territory Department of Primary Industry and Resources is driving research to help understand the causes and control of resin canal discolouration (RCD).