Save the date – Mango Research and Development Forums – 9 and 10 May 2018

Mango growers, producers, consultants and agronomists in the horticulture sector are invited to two Mango Research and Development (R&D) Forums in May.

The Department of Primary Industry and Resources (DPIR) the Northern Territory Farmers Association (NTFA) and the NT Mango Industry Association will hold two forums – on Wednesday 9 May in Darwin and Thursday 10 May in Katherine – and invite your input to the future direction of our R&D.

These forums will benefit anyone involved in the mango industry and will discuss recent results with the researchers who are exploring mango production, including research, on:

  • nutrition and fruit quality
  • precision technologies such as remote sensing, sensor technologies and machine learning
  • magpie geese
  • flowering and market chain research
  • insect pests, integrated pest management and chemical control
  • export activities.

DPIR and NTFA will be introducing our new mango extension and industry development staff.

Representatives from the Australian Mango Industry Association and Hort Innovation will be attending to discuss the new mango industry research, development and extension project to build capacity in the Australian mango industry.

The locations and times of the two forums is still being confirmed, but further details will be shared when they become available. Please contact Chelsea Moore on 8999 2323 or chelsea.moore@nt.gov.au for more information.

A mango orchard in Darwin