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Storms in Northern Territory and north Queensland downgrade the national mango crop for 2015/16

By Eliza Rogers



Posted yesterday at 7:28pm




PHOTO: Fewer mangoes will make it onto shelves this season, after weather conditions reduced the crop. (Eliza Rogers)


RELATED STORY: Mango production in WA down 50 per cent


MAP: Giru 4809









This season's national mango crop has been revised down 800,000 trays after storms lashed key growing regions.




Damage in Northern Territory and north Queensland orchards reduced the crop to 7.2 million trays, far below the lofty heights of last year's record 9.5 million.



And with more mangoes heading for export markets, it means a tighter market and stronger prices for growers with fruit to sell.







PHOTO: Peter Le Feuvre lost up to half his crop near Giru, south of Townsville, in a severe storm. (Eliza Rogers)













00:00 AUDIO: Mango farmer and industry manager discuss the downgraded crop (ABC Rural)












Queensland, which will make up about half of the country's crop, lost an estimated 300,000 trays of fruit in the Burdekin region to late spring storms.





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