ECUADOR: Weather dampens mango volumes

Ecuador’s mango production so far this season is currently close to half what it was at the same time last year, with the decline attributed to poor weather conditions.   Up until week 45 the country had a year-on-year production deficit of nearly 4 million boxes, largely resulting from low light conditions in growing areas. […]

MALAYSIA: Govt to allocate RM1m to develop Perlis harumanis mango industry

The Perlis harumanis mango will be even sweeter in the future with the injection of RM1 million by the government to develop the industry.   Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek said the allocation was for drainage and planting of the trees as well as other logistics needed to increase the productivity and marketing of these mangoes.     […]

AUSTRALIA: High tech map of avocado, macadamia and mango orchards helps disaster response

For the first time, Australia’s mango, macadamia, and avocado crops have been mapped.     It’s a move that authorities say will change the way government and industry deals with natural disaster responses and disease outbreaks.   The Australian Tree Crop Rapid Response Map is available online and is a collaborative project involving state and […]

AUSTRALIA: Mango fiesta makes return

Contagious mango fever is heavy in the air as Broome residents and visitors enjoy an extra-large juicy yellow slice of the Broome Mango Festival later this month.     The November 23-26 fruit-worshipping fiesta is organised by the Lions Club of Broome, with attendees relishing the chance to attend music events, try mango products and […]

R&D: Sun’s role in mitigating fungal disease of mango fruit

Mango fruits play host to some economically damaging fungal diseases, especially during ripening and storage; but mango growers and suppliers have a new ray of hope…in the form of sunlight.   In a recent Phytobiomes journal article, Noam Alkan and colleagues at the Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Center in Israel show some promising new research […]

AUSTRALIA: Christmas mango shortage likely for WA, but all good for New Year

An early finish to the Kimberley and Northern Territory mango seasons could see a shortage of mangoes on shelves in Western Australia (WA) this Christmas.   The mango harvest in WA’s Ord Irrigation Scheme wrapped up almost three weeks early, coinciding with an early finish for Katherine growers and some Darwin orchards as well.   […]

MEXICO: Jalisco’s mango producers make improvements

Jalisco’s mango production chain has been making advances in the certification of its orchards and its packers, to improve the exportable supply. This is a response to the demands of the global market, said the general director of Agricultural and Horticultural Development of the Seder in Jalisco, Mario Ramos Velasco.   The state official said […]

PERU: Chile and Bolivia, main destinations for Piura’s mango

Piura sent most of its mangoes to Chile and Bolivia in the first week of exports.   According to the exporters, so far, they have sent 176,953 six-kilogram boxes of mango to these two countries by land. Most of the fruit is sent by land to these two markets. The varieties shipped are the Haden, […]

CHINA buys Myanmar’s entire mango export

China is buying up almost all of Myanmar’s mangoes produced this year, said U Nay Lin Maung Maung, chair of the Myanmar Fruit, Flower and Vegetable Producers and Exporters Association in the Mandalay Region.     “China has bought all of our mangoes meant for export this year. And the fruit is also fetching good […]