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VIEWER COMMENTS: VIET STAR (VIETNAM)

Dear Sir or Madam,
We are very glad to know you via internet.
 I would like to introduce to you our company as well as our products to you.
We are VIETSTAR IMPORT EXPORT CO.,LTD, once of leading exporter and distributors of all kind Agriculture in Viet Nam. 
We are supplying products such as: fresh longan, red dragon fruit, rambutan, avocado, durian, pomelo, pineapple, mangosteen, mango, lemon, canned fruits, dried fruits, etc…. to some customers in many countries and they are very satisfied with the quantity as well as our service.
Our products are chosen very carefully, delicious, fresh, ensure color, with highest goods quantity for customers.
 With many years of experience in this industry, we delivery fruits that also good on arrival and profestional service. 
We can supply the large quantity per month with the best competitive price for the good quatity.
We would like if you please let us know the details of the products of your interest with its quality specifications, quantities, deliv…

A STUDY OF FACTORS THAT AFFECT FRUIT SET BY CULTIVAR FROM SOUTH AFRICA

IMO NOTE: Thank you South Africa for your wonderful research into mango cultivation and production. What follows is one of the most thorough reports yet!

Source:http://www.daff.gov.za/docs/Infopaks/mango.htm

Cultivation of mangoes


Mangoes are grown over a wide area in South Africa. 
However, the main production areas are in the Northern Province with the Letsitele valley/Tzaneen, Hoedspruit/Phalaborwa, Letsitele/Lower Letaba and the Trichardsdal/Ofcolaco areas accounting for 60 % of total production.  In Mpumalanga the Onderberg/Malelane region is the most important mango-production area.
Climatic requirements
Mango trees can tolerate a wide range of climatic conditions.
The crop is successfully cultivated under conditions which vary from very hot, very humid to cool and dry, to very hot and arid.
The trees can survive in swampy conditions for an extended period of time, but will also survive in areas with an annual rainfall of less than 300 mm and temperatures as high as 45 °C.
Temperature

IMO ANALYSIS: ISHS PAPER ON FRUIT DROP BY CULTIVAR

By Will Cavan Executive Director International mango Organization (IMO)
April 26, 2011
What follows is an executive summary that speaks volumes about 5 different cultivars that are commercially marketed. The Manila is the most popular variety in Mexico and is responsible for 60% the total area planted. While not part of this study, the Ataulfo accounts for another 10% of the area planted and the remainder is broken down among Tommy Atkins (15%), Keitt (6%), Kent (4%) with the remaining 3% of Mexicos planted mango the Haden Variety.
The most important factor to keep in mind is that the mango in general is one of the lowest performing fruit set of all fruits. A fraction of 1% of all flowers actually turn into fruit and then of those fruit that set, there is a drop of anywhere from 97 to 65% of the fruit!
In this study, the data on the last spread sheet shows performance by variety.
The IMO is convinced that the potential for study is limitless in the area of fruit set.  Any variation will produ…

USA: MANGO RECIPE MAKES FINAL FOUR IN NATIONAL COMPETITION

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Kathy Stephenson Source: Salt Lake  Tribune Kathy Stephenson has been the food writer at The Tribune since 2000. A Utah native, Stephenson's first job was picking zucchini on her grandparent's Kaysville farm.  


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Utah recipe makes the finals Published on Apr 26, 2011 01:38PM 
Carmell Childs of Provo is one of 16 finalist in the “Real Women of  Philadelphia” recipe contest, sponsored by Southern cooking queen  Paula Deen and Philadelphia brand cream cheese.
For the contest, cooks had to submit a short, creative video of  themselves preparing either an appetizer, side dish, entree or

AUSTRALIA: PLANT PATHOLOGISTS TO VISIT MANGO FARMS

Plant pathologists gather to talk up big green pictureBy Jano Gibson Source: ABC news (Australia) Posted Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:18am AEST MAP: Darwin 0800 More than 400 scientists have arrived in Darwin to take part in an international conference about biosecurity and plant diseases. The Australasian Plant Pathology Society Conference is being held at the Darwin Convention Centre from today until Friday.

SOUTH FLORIDA LANDMARK MANGO RESTUARANT CLOSES DOORS

RESTAURANTS

Chef Allen’s closes its doors




The Aventura landmark restaurant shut down on Easter 
Sunday. Chef Allen Susser plans to focus on consulting and other new ventures. Buy Photo Chef Allen Susser, who helped popularize the use of tropical flavors and local seafood in South Florida, closed his Aventura restaurant on Sunday.
MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF
BY ELAINE WALKER

MEXICO: URUAPAN IMPULSA TECNIFICACION DE SISTEMAS DE RIEGO

Actualmente se respalda a 15 proyectos, beneficiando la irrigación de 36.5 hectáreas.

México: Ayuntamiento de Uruapan impulsa tecnificación de sistemas de riego

La modernización de sistemas de riego es una de las actividades agropecuarias que son apoyadas por el Ayuntamiento de Uruapan, conciente de que es una acción con la que se contribuye a la producción de alimentos y al cuidado del agua, ya que la micro aspersión permite ahorrar hasta un 50 por ciento del vital líquido.

PROGRESSIVE GROCER: POWERFUL MEDIA ALLIANCE FORMED FOR IN STORE PROMOTIONS

Source: Progressive Grocer
Apr 26, 2011

Alliance Marketing, Valassis Form In-store Marketing Partnership


Media and marketing services company Valassis and Alliance Marketing, the nation’s largest independent ad group, which with its affiliates represents more than 350 independent supermarkets in 15 states, have made public an arrangement to develop and execute in-store marketing and media programs. 
The partnership will take effect the second quarter of 2011
Augmenting Valassis’ in-store network by more than 200 independent retailers representing 70 retail banners, the arrangement will spotlight promotional pricing at the shelf, increase the effectiveness of brand messaging at the point of purchase, and simplify the way shoppers find information on products and their uses.
“I would expect that, in combination with Alliance Marketing's creative and analytical prowess, Valassis will be able to deliver an in-store experience previously unavailable to consumers in those respective markets,&…

TIME FOR A $ECOND GREEN REVOLUTION

Recovery: The Global Green New DealApril 26, 2011 - 10:59am | admin












Source: World Policy Journal (UN PUBLICATION) [Editor's note: The theme of the Spring 2011 issue of World Policy Journal is “Recovery: Paths Out of the Wilderness.”  We asked experts, policymakers, and writers from around the world to answer this question:  “What is the most innovative approach to sustaining the global economic recovery?”] 
By Jomo Kwame Sundaram In the 1960s and 1970s, the Green Revolution dramatically increased crop yields and food production in wheat, maize and rice.  It was an achievement that would have been impossible without considerable financial support from governments, international institutions, and philanthropists.  Yet, 40 years later, we need a second Green Revolution for other food crops, especially water-stressed food agriculture in arid areas.  The key is finding a way to finance it that will sustain, rather than threaten, the global economic recovery. That is the goal of the Global Gree…

MAERSK ON THE MOVE: EYES RUSSIAN PORT EXPANSION

APM Terminals Eyes Russian Port Investment Peter T. Leach | Apr 26, 2011 1:54PM GMT The Journal of Commerce Online - News Story  |   |   |  Developing Baltic port in Kaliningrad to handle 6 million containers per year APM Terminals is considering investing in a new Baltic Sea port in the Kaliningrad region of Russia, according to Russian government press material. The press material indicated that the terminal-operating arm of A.P. Moller-Maersk is looking at an investment in the port at Baltiysk for which the total investment budget is seen at over $3.5 billion, Reuters reported. The press package distributed to correspondents in Moscow did not say how big APM Terminals' part of the total investment would be if Maersk were to join the project, but said the port would have a handling capacity of 6 million containers per year. APM Terminals has shifted the focus of its investment plans in recent years to developing terminals in ports in…