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Historical document

Analysis of mango production practices and R&D needs (MG04004)

Key research provider: QLD Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries
Publication date: 2006

This is a final research report from Hort Innovation’s historical archives. Please note that as these reports may date back as far as the 1990s, the content and recommendations within them may be superseded by more recent research.

What was it all about?

A key objective within the Australian Mango Industry Association Strategic plan 2004 -2009 was to achieve improving marketable yield, plantation profitability and environmental sustainability. One of the three key strategies identified for achieving this objective was the development of best practice production systems to minimise costs, maximise yields and optimise fruit quality.

This report analyses current production practices across all Australian production regions, initially to establish a benchmark on, current production management practices, attitudinal responses to various management practices and some statistical data on tree planting, variety, yield and labour costs. Secondly, but more importantly, to analyse these practices to determine priority Research, Development and & Extension activities likely to deliver greatest return (grower benefit) on industry investment.

Analysis of the key issues and focusing questions developed from regional “extraction workshops” together with the confidence and attitudinal responses from benchmarking surveys, identified six key long term sub-strategies to address the over all intent of Strategy 3.

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Funding statement:
This project was funded by Hort Innovation (then Horticulture Australia Limited).

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