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.
The 2018/2019 mango season saw some extreme weather events, especially in The Tablelands where the region experienced high temperatures followed by extreme rainfall. AMIA thought it a prudent time to give growers a refresher on reducing lenticel damage; both on-farm and in the packing shed.
As the 2018/19 season draws to an end, we reflect on a very successful year with a huge buzz from the general public, media and influencers alike. We’ve received a total of 256 hits with media, reaching almost 14 million Aussies.
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.
AMIA and Griffith University hosted the ACIAR Agribusiness research and development opportunities for tropical fruit processing workshop on 19 and 20 February 2019 at the Griffith University South Bank campus, Brisbane.
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.
China had more than 700 million Internet users in 2017 and has emerged as the world leader in e-commerce (Marinova 2017). Increasingly, Chinese consumers are shopping online for fresh fruits and vegetables because they don’t have to pay for storage and handling costs associated with traditional retail channels. This trend could point to a potential market for Australian mangoes.
Maintaining an effective cold chain by monitoring temperature is the most important thing you can do to ensure the best quality product when it arrives in market. In the past, temperature loggers had to be retrieved to access the data, but a new generation of loggers can give you real-time information about the temperature and location of your consignment without relying on someone to retrieve the logger and send data to you.