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IMPORTANT GENETIC RESEARCH CONDUCTED AT USDA ARS (SHRS) MIAMI

IMO NOTE: The IMO is working very hard to coordinate a Global effort to catalogue the mango tree inventory around the world.
This effort is in conjunction with various bodies and will ultimately serve to coordinate production and compliment on a Global scale, efforts currently underway at the NMB.
Leaders such as Dr. Schnell are a very important resource for the Global mango community.

From: The USDA ARS website:
At the ARS Subtropical Horticulture Research Station in Miami, Florida, geneticist Raymond Schnell evaluates early flowering in a mango seedling selection.
Fruit of the Florida cultivar Tommy Atkins is just one of several hybrids thatproduce dependably over a range of environmental conditions.

INDIA : RAINS LASH MANGO CROP

SURAT: Unseasonal rains in some parts of predominantly agricultural Tapi district areas on Friday evening have worried farmers of the region. Mainly vegetable and mango crops, which are almost ready, are likely to be ruined.

Valod, villages of Songadh taluka in Tapi and Jambusar, Amod and Valiya in Bharuch experienced untimely showers. After cloudy atmosphere, these showers though brought in cool breeze making the atmosphere cool. 

BISCAYNE, MIAMI MANGO CROP APPEARS TO BE ABUNDANT THIS YEAR

Of Mangos....Written By Jen Karetnick APRIL 2011WHEN EVERYTHING COMES OF AGE, ALL AT ONCE


















The “when it rains, it pours” idiom also applies to mangos this time of year. April is the month when I can see if the Miami Shores mango trees are going to have a record season or, like last year, if our local varietals are taking a break from producing anything at all. This year skews to the former. All over the village, including a tree I never noticed smack in the middle of Miami Country Day’s courtyard, we had a very healthy bloom, right on time, and the fruit has set beautifully.
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FOCUS ON DIVERSIFICATION : MANGO DRINKS

Bubbling overPreeti Khicha / Mumbai April 11, 2011, 0:04 IST
After years of treating ‘other’ drinks as second-class beverages, cola majors are strengthening their non-cola offerings to derisk their portfolio.
This is that time of the year.
 With the mercury soaring upwards, beverage makers are pulling out all stops to stay ahead of the game.
From new product launches, high-decibel advertising to improved distribution and retail display — it’s a no holds barred fight for market share out there.

THE MANGO FAR FROM HOME : REPORT FROM UNITED KINGDOM

Mango - production & tradeMangos are one of the most important and popular Asian fruits. India is the main producer, growing more than half of the world's supply. They are widely available year-round as fresh fruit and in frozen and processed foods. World trade Find out more Image: Mangoes have become popular in Britain, and are widely available. The quantity of mangoes grown has doubled between 1971 and 1993, as markets developed in Europe and North America. India now produces over 50% of the world's crop. Ten and a half million tonnes were grown there in 2003, with Pakistan and Bangladesh producing over one million tonnes and 170,000 tonnes respectively.


MANGO & THE GALLEON TRADE

By Will Cavan
Executive Director
International Mango Organization (IMO)




April 10, 2011




Ever wonder how or why the varieties of mango exist in the western Hemisphere?


The answer lies 300 years ago with the traders & explorers that plied the oceans in search of treasure, little did they know that the most enjoyed treasure of all was the wonderful mango. KING OF ALL FRUITS!

PROVIDENCE : MEXICO'S BELOVED MANILA IS ORIGINALLY FROM THE PHILIPPINES

Mexico tries to claim 'Manila mango' name as its own
Philippines wants to retain custody By Lisa J. AdamsASSOCIATED PRESS June 19, 2005 MEXICO CITY – Since the thriving galleon trade between New Spain and the Philippines first brought seedlings of the Manila mango to Acapulco more than 200 years ago, Mexico has gradually made the fruit its own. It now wants to officially adopt the name – but the Philippine government is fighting for custody.
ANTONIO AURELIO / Associated Press Mexican growers filled a truck with Manila mangoes at Paso de Ovejas in Veracruz state June 2. Mexico is trying to claim the Manila mango name for itself. As both countries seek to expand exports of mangoes and other fresh produce, Mexican growers have launched a novel effort to obtain a domain of origin for the Manila mango, a type of patent that would restrict the use of the name to mangoes grown in Mexico.
Producers seeking the domain of origin must apply for the designation from the appropriate agencies in the…

VIEWER COMMENTS : GIA (NETWORK RURAL WOMEN PRODUCERS T/T)

IMO NOTE:
 From our friend Gia at the Network of Rural Women Producers from Trinidad & Tobago, (Home to some of the first mangos in the western hemisphere) we are pleased to share with our readership, news about the annual mango festival. 




Good day Mr. Carvan

Thank you for keeping us updated with news on Mango:

At our recently held committee meeting the date for NRWPTT Mango Festival 2011 was set for July 3rd 2011, formal launch on June 15th with two weeks or pre-events activities.