Download a copy of the Mango Industry Annual Report 2011-12 here.
2011/12 has been a challenging season for growers with overlap of supply between the Katherine and Burdekin, then Mareeba districts. Reasonable returns expected pre-Christmas didn’t materialise and, in many cases, growers experienced returns under cost of production. Although the forecast in timing was reasonably accurate, as an industry, we have trouble predicting volumes from all regions. Improved crop forecasting to include information about volumes as well as timing to assist in harvest and marketing management is needed.