Mango Matters

Addressing one of the key challenges of the mango industry: bringing new talent in

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.

Why understanding climate change makes cents for the mango industry

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.

Advances in what we know about RCD

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).

Check fruit for red banded caterpillar

Red banded mango caterpillar (RBMC; Deanolis sublimbalis) is considered a serious threat to Australia’s mango industry. Though, RBMC has not reached any commercial mango plantations in Australia and poses no immediate threat to the mango industry, the pest has caused commercial losses in the order of 10-15% in tropical parts of Asia. It has also been detected at several locations near the northern tip of Cape York Peninsula. 

Building Australian mangoes export

Building new markets takes time and tenacity. It does not happen in a single season and it does not happen as a result of individual performance. Our ability to create a strong demand for Australian mangoes in new and emerging markets is dependent on our brand reputation. Together we are working, year on year, to create an excellent reputation for Australian mangoes. A reputation for producing quality mangoes that consistently look and taste superior to any other mango on offer.