New project set to revive mango best practice
The mango industry is set to benefit from a new mango best practice project as a suite of organisations and state departments join efforts to consolidate mango growing knowledge. The project, funded by Horticulture Innovation Australia, is compiling a wealth of information from past research and making it accessible through a series of workshops, publications and an updated website hosted by Australian Mangoes.
DPIR has partnered with the Australian Mango Industry Association (AMIA), Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Western Australia Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Central Queensland University and the NT Farmers Association to develop a best management practice resource for the Australian mango industry. It will build on previous research and extension to deliver a nationwide best practice resource, focused on improving grower profitability.
The three year project will cover several topics including:
- pest and diseases
- resin canal discolouration
- harvest forecasting
- harvest and post-harvest practices.
Research scientist Maddison Clonan is leading the DPIR component. “This is a great opportunity for us to collaborate across northern Australia. I think it will be really useful to consolidate this portion of mango research into a single online website for growers to access.”
Industry workshops and events will be held to present the content for each topic, both in Darwin and Katherine. The final content will be available electronically through the AMIA website and as a hard copy after the project. Whilst the project is developing, content will be published through a range of platforms including YouTube, podcasts, and fact sheets.
For more information, visit the NTG webpage on mangoes.