Get the best out of your mango research

Mango growers, producers, consultants and agronomists in the horticulture sector are invited to attend the Mango Research and Development (R&D) Forums on Wednesday 9 May in Darwin and Thursday 10 May in Katherine.

The forums are a collaborative initiative between Department of Primary Industry and Resources (DPIR), the Northern Territory Farmers Association (NTFA) and the Northern Territory Mango Industry Association (NTMIA), and will cover the latest industry 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 and market access.

Guest speakers include:

  • Leo Skliros, NTMIA President
  • Greg Owens, NTFA CEO
  • Researchers from Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Central Queensland University and University of New England
  • DPIR horticulturalists and agronomists.

The forums build capacity in the mango industry by providing the industry with current research output from NT mango research.

DPIR and NTFA will introduce their new mango industry development staff. Growers and producers are encouraged to engage with the new staff to improve growth and sustainability through the adoption of contemporary processes and technology.

The Darwin forum will commence at 8.30am on Wednesday 9 May in the Ground Floor Conference Room of the John England Building at Berrimah Farm.

The Katherine forum will commence at 8.30am on Thursday 10 May in the Sevenfields Packing Shed, 33 Gillard Crescent, Cossack.

A mango orchard in Darwin