Download a PDF of the latest crop forecast for the 2017/18 season.
As Australians celebrated the first weekend in summer and began the ‘sleigh ride’ into Christmas, mango growers representing all varieties and growing regions from across the country left their farms to take to Sydney streets and experience all the energy and excitement of a mango season at its peak!
This season Australian Mangoes has convened a record number of roadshows achieving record attendance at every one, a strong indictator that we have an industry that is engaged and excited about its future.
Australian Mangoes is proud to be involved in the ACIAR project, Evaluation of agribusiness research and development opportunities for tropical fruit processing in the Asia-Pacific region which is led by Professor Robin Roberts from the Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University.
The Australian Mango Industry will be hosting the 2018 Grower Market Tour in Sydney from November 30th to December 3rd.
The 2018 pre-season roadshows have begun in earnest. Roadshows have been held in Kununurra, Katherine, Darwin, Bowen, Ayr and Mareeba. Australian Mangoes has been delighted by the turn-out and would like to thank the hundreds of participants who have attended meetings to date.
The 2017-2018 season has ended with the largest production in the history of the Australian Mangoes Industry. 10.7 Million trays (7kg equivalent) were sent to market representing a 25% increase in volume over the previous season. Retail prices decreased, but only by 10% leading to a 22% YOY growth in retail value. An excellent result for the industry.
Implementation of Mango PLU labels to incorporate GS1 DataBar for loose product traceability and scannability.
While many Australian producers are familiar with the challenges posed by Queensland fruit fly or Mediterranean fruit fly, there are other exotic fruit fly species that pose a similar threat to horticultural production, and they’re already on our doorstep.
Taste Australia is the whole-of-horticulture brand used by industry and Hort Innovation to
help increase the profile, sales and consumption of premium horticulture products in key export markets. Hort Innovation manage up to seven trade shows per year under the
Taste Australia brand.