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New, ongoing and recently completed projects
Recently completed R&D projects
Read about recently completed projects for the mango industry below, and in more detail in Hortlink.
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Mango maturity assessment on farm using NIR
Project Code: MG16002
Status: Completed project
Beginning late in 2016, this project was tasked with helping mango growers adopt near-infrared (NIR) technology for assessing and tracking fruit maturity leading up to and during the latest harvest season.
Specifically, it provided instruction and technical support in the calibration and use of Felix 750 Produce Quality Meters – hand-held NIR guns used to rapidly, accurately and non-destructively measure dry matter content (and so indicate maturity) prior to picking.
Mango industry conference 2017
New and ongoing R&D projects
Information on current R&D projects for the mango industry can be found below, with specific project updates and outputs available in Hortlink 2017, edition 4.
On-farm quality testing utilising near infrared (NIR) technology
Project Code: MG17002
Status: New project
Contracted in October, this practical new project has been enabling growers to have mango maturity checked prior to the commencement of harvest, offering a service to aid in the decision-to-pick process and to minimise the volume of immature mangoes reaching the market.
Specifically, the project has been funding staff from the Australian Mango Industry Association to assist growers in determining the maturity of fruit prior to picking, using near-infrared technology in the form of Felix 750 Produce Quality Meters, which are used to non-destructively measure dry matter.
This new project has followed on from earlier work in the Hort Innovation Mango Fund involving near-infrared technology, including Mango maturity assessment on farm using NIR (MG16002) and Quality standards, refinement and testing (MG15002).
Review of national biosecurity plans
Understanding and mitigating the aggregative response to the magpie goose to mango orchards in the Northern Territory
Mango industry communications program 2016-17
Data collection to facilitate supply chain transparency – stage 3
Quality standards, refinement and testing
Capacity building, information, technology and extension for the Australian mango industry
Monitoring mangoes through the supply chain to the USA – 2
Information on recent marketing activity can be found on the mango page of Hortlink 2017, edition 4.
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Mango Strategic Investment Plan 2017-2021
The Mango Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) will help guide Hort Innovation’s oversight and management of investment programs for the mango industry over the next five years. It lays the foundation for decision-making in levy investments and represents the balanced interests of the industry. The very important function of the SIP is to ensure levy investment decisions align with industry priorities.
The SIP was developed through a process of consultation, drafting, validation, stakeholder feedback as well as final approval by Hort Innovation’s Board. The process involved consultation meetings (detailed below) and online validation, giving mango growers opportunity to provide input and feedback.
If you have any questions about the development process of the SIP, please contact Hort Innovation's Mango Relationship Manager, Corrine Jasper, by phone on 07 3198 6759 or by email.
Completed consultation workshops
|Mango||Brisbane, QLD||June 15, 2016|
|Mango||Teleconference||October 26, 2016|
|Mango||Brisbane, QLD||November 28, 2016|
|Mango||Brisbane, QLD||July 26, 2017|
|Mango||Brisbane, QLD||February 28, 2017|
|Mango||Teleconference||November 6, 2017|
Strategic Investment Advisory Panel
The Strategic Investment Advisory Panel for the mango industry has been appointed. For further information, please refer to the media release and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
|Jill Wilson||JJs Farm||WA|
|Ian Groves||Groves Grown Tropical Fruits||QLD|
|Dale Williams||Euri Gold Farms||QLD|
|Gavin Scurr||Pinata Farms||NT, QLD|
|Joe Moro||Moro Mangoes||QLD|
SIAP meetings and summaries
|1||June 15, 2016||Brisbane, QLD||Download|
|2 (SIP Workshop)||February 28, 2017||Brisbane, QLD||Download|
|3||July 26, 2017||Brisbane, QLD||Download|
|4||November 6, 2017||Teleconference||Download|