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Territory launches Mango Field Guide

THE part of Australia where mangoes ripen first has delivered the most comprehensive Mango Field Guide ever produced for growers.

The Northern Territory Department of Resources (DoR) released the guide last December at Berrimah Farm, Makagon Road, Berrimah.

The Mango Field Guide has been developed as a practical and portable book that can be carried into the orchard and is an ideal diagnostic tool for growers, agronomists, extension officers and researchers.

The new version of the Guide is far more comprehensive with new high resolution photographs and can be uploaded electronically and viewed on computers and various hand-held computers or smart phones.

DoR believes the Guide will be an essential resource to assist growers to identify pests, beneficial insects, diseases and disorders of mangoes.

The Guide will be distributed to mango growers in the Northern Territory, Queensland and Western Australia.

In launching the guide, DoR acknowledged Horticulture Australia Limited (HAL) for funding the Delivering Mango Technology project as well as support from industry including, Northern Territory Horticulture Association, Australian Mango Industry Association and the Northern Territory Mango Industry Association.

The authors of the book also thanked mango growers and operators of

commercial packing sheds for their support in the development of the publication.

*Copies of the Mango Field Guide can be obtained by contacting the NT Department of Resources on (08) 8999 2258.

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