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THE IMO POSITION ON QUALITY , FLAVOR, & MARKET COORDINATION....

IMO NOTE: This is a response to Lewy Hook of RIPE NOW, LTD...it sums up what the IMO position and proposal for the Global Mango Industry should be striving for....




Hi Lewey;

You hit the nail on the head...garbage in....garbage out...the global industry must start at ground level (actually below)
There have been too many years of "drugging" the trees with Nitrogen, potassium, etc...stressing trees to near death.
Time to build up the quality of the Bio sphere inside the groves.
We must harmonize the groves and get back to natural solutions.
All of the synthetics need to be cleared out.
Quality will come when you have healthy trees that are being fed properly so as to provide "perfect" flowers instead of "duds"...When you have more perfect flowers that are properly pollinated, the rest takes care of itself when the trees are clean and structurally sound.
Bee populations must be oncorporated so as to maximize pollination. This requires building a healthy substrata th…

LUCKNOW, INDIA MANGOES ARE "READY & WAITING" FOR INDUSTRY V.I.P.'S WHO ARRIVE NEXT WEEK FOR MANGO SYMPOSIUM...

'Dussehri' mangoes finally arrive in city markets

Read More:Om Chandra Gupta|'Dussehri' Mangoes





KANPUR:
 After a long wait, the 'dussehri' mangoeshave finally made their entry in the city markets.

However, the production of mangoes is quiet less this year as a good quantity of the crop got damaged in the recent thunderstorms. 
These fast moving winds destroyed the crop of mango and hence after a prolong wait, the 'dussehri' mangoes are now available in the market.

It is worth mentioning here that Uttar Pradesh is the largest producer and exporter of 'dussehri' mangoes in the world. 

The state also holds the largest distributorship of 'dussehri' mangoes in the country.

"The winters ended quite late this year, thus delaying the arrival of summer season which affected the mango crop. Besides, the rapid thunderstorms also destroyed the mango crop," said Om Chandra Gupta, owner of a renowned nursery in Unnao.

Om Chandra added, "May …

STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE: BANGLADESH MANGO SEASON IS BRISK

Brisk mango business in N-region





RANGPUR, June 17 (BSS): Mango business has reached at its peak now in the northern region as harvest of the most popular fruit continues in full swing flooding the local markets everywhere.

"The farmers are getting bumper mango production and the commoners including low-income group people and labourers are having its tastes this time due to comparatively lower prices so far," experts and market sources said.

Sources in bigger mango trading markets like Rangpur, Syedpur, Joypurhat, Bogra, Thakurgaon and Dinajpur told BSS that mango price is lower following its bumper production due to favourable weather.

"The Haribhanga, Gopalbhog, Nakfazlee, Misribhog, Khirsapati, Mohanbhog, Chyatapori and Lakhna variety mangoes are selling at rates between Tk 60 and Tk 85 per kilogram at this moment with possibility of further reduction," mango trader Yasin Ali said.

As a result, the poor are also availing the taste of the best quality fruits when …

VIEWER COMMENTS: LEWEY HOOK (DIRECTOR) RIPE NOW

Will,

 I am sorry i am not a good communicator or tweeter etc etc.
 I have time to write to you as I am in Senegal launching into what looks a good season and a good year volume wise. 
 We met briefly in Malaga in 2003, now we are rowing our own boat with mango quite well. 
I appreciate your (sometimes but understandingly focussed toward the USA) mango enthusiasm. 
Tell me, how do you make money that keeps the vibrancy going the way it is?

Lewey Hook
Ripe Now Ltd
07825077923

CITIZEN SCIENTISTS CAN HELP TRACK SPECIES THAT HAVE GONE MISSING BY WORKING WITH CORNELL UNIVERSITY ON SEARCH FOR LOST LADY BUGS...

COURTESY OF MIKE CATANGUI, SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY
Lost Ladybug Project



Throughout North America ladybug species distribution is changing. 

Over the past 20 years several native ladybugs once very common have become extremely rare. 
During this same time ladybugs from other places have greatly increased both their numbers and range. 
Some ladybugs are simply found in new places. 
This is happening very quickly and scientists don't know how, why or what impact it will have on ladybug diversity or the role that ladybugs play in keeping plant-feeding insect populations low.

Lost Ladybug Project is asking citizen scientists to help discover where all the ladybugs have gone so they can try to prevent more native species from becoming so rare. 
For example, to be able to help the nine-spotted ladybug and other ladybug species, scientists need detailed information on which species are still out there and how many individuals are around. 
Entomologists at Cornell can identify the different…

A LOOK INTO THE FUTURE AT ENERGY CONVENTION SHOWS WHERE WE WILL BE GETTING OUR ENERGY IN 2030...

Where Will Our Energy Come from in 2030?

By David Biello | Jun 16, 2011 01:01 PM |


It may seem slightly ridiculous to consider the prospects for a future solar-hydrogen economyat an institute for theoretical physics in Waterloo, Canada. 
After all, Canada is the capital of unconventional oil, also known as oil sands, also known as tar sands, which supply more than a million barrels of oil per day to the U.S. 
And the primary use of today's existing hydrogen economy—a $200 billion a year proposition—is adding the energetic molecule to such unconventional oils to make them more palatable to the global energy infrastructure.

But rebranded as "artificial photosynthesis," an alternative hydrogen future did get consideration at the Equinox Summit of the Waterloo Global Science Initiative last week. 
The summit's effort paired "future leaders" with old-school scientists to imagine an a new energy scenario for 2030, one that would cut greenhouse gas emissions, restrain…

MEXICO'S CHIEF MONEY MEN ARE CAMPAIGNING FOR NEW JOBS...BEGS THE QUESTION: WHO IS WATCHING THE TILL???

Who is overseeing Mexico's economy?


Mexico’s central bank governor is on a whirlwind tour in his bid to head the IMF. 
Mexico’s finance minister says he's eyeing the presidency. 
Critics say all that campaigning leaves an economic void.




Agustin Carstens, governor of the Bank of Mexico, speaks during a news conference in Toky, June 17, 201, in his bid to take over head of the IMF.

Issei Kato/Reuters



By Nacha Cattan, Correspondent / June 17, 2011
Mexico City

Mexico’s central bank governor announced he was running to head the International Monetary Fund in late May. 
Four days later Mexico’s finance minister said he had aspirations to be the country’s next president.


In a single week Mexico’s two most important economic officials had set their sights on higher office. 
And the country took notice: 
News programs and columnists weighed in on their chances at beating opponents but also raised concerns that their distraction could threaten the nation’s economic stability. 
In the month that fo…

MANGO EXHIBITION TO TAKE PLACE IN PAKISTAN: BEGINS ON JUNE 24, 2011

Showing Off Mangoes: 3-day fruit display begins on June 24

By APP
Published: June 8, 2011




RAHIM YAR KHAN: A three-day annual display of the finest varieties of mangoes in Pakistan will be held from June 24 to June 26 in the district. 
 District Officer Agriculture Javed Iqbal told reporters on Tuesday, that this event was first held in 2002 and was an extremely popular event in the district.
“This is one of the largest mango shows held in the country,” he said, adding that thousands usually attended the annual event that showcased nearly every variety of mango sold in Pakistan, as well as those that were reserved for export. 
The district government and Agriculture Department will jointly arrange the event at the Sheikh Zayed Auditorium and has also made arrangements for food stalls at the venue.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 8th, 2011.
http://tribune.com.pk/story/184265/showing-off-mangoes-3-day-fruit-display-begins-on-june-24/

CLIMATE CHANGE CAUSING NUTRIENT DEPLETION IN SOILS TAKING IT'S TOLL ON MANGO PRODUCTION IN PAKISTAN

Intense Heat: Mango crop damaged
Published: June 16, 2011




UMERKOT: The intense heat in Kunri tehsil of Umerkot district has damaged ripened mangoes as the fruits have started falling off the trees on their own.

Since they cannot be transported promptly to wholesale markets, the mangoes are rotting in the fields. This has decreased the price of mangoes to Rs150 per 10 kilograms instead of the old price of Rs350.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 16th, 2011.
http://tribune.com.pk/story/189660/intense-heat-mango-crop-damaged/

MAJOR LOSSES BY PAK MANGO PULP EXPORTERS DUE TO TURMOIL IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Pakistan losing Middle East mango pulp market
By Kashif Hussain
Published: June 17, 2011


Political turmoil in ME and price cut by India sideline Pakistani pulp exporters.
KARACHI:

Political unrest in the Middle East and drastic reduction in prices by India have sidelined Pakistan from the international mango pulp market, industry sources say.

Value addition in the form of fruit pulp is still in its initial stages in Pakistan. Twenty-three thousand tons of mango pulp is produced every year, of which three to four thousand tons are exported.

Industry sources said Pakistan exported 800 tons of mango pulp to Libya annually but civil war in that country has disrupted supplies. Thirteen containers sent to Libya four months ago have still not been cleared, causing a loss of $200,000 to a Pakistani company. No new orders are coming in.

India controls 70 per cent of the total international mango pulp market of 350,000 tons. In addition to the problem created by the Middle East situation, India’s redu…

MANGO SEASON IN INDONESIA: PICTURE ESSAY

HISTORY OF LUCKNOW, INDIA: CRITICAL TO MANGO COMMUNITY AND SITE OF INTERNATIONAL MANGO SYMPOSIUM

After 1350 AD the Lucknow and parts of Awadh region have been under the rule of the Delhi Sultanate, the Mughal Empire, the Nawabs of Awadh, the East India Company and the British Raj. 
Lucknow has been one of the major centers of First War of Independence, participated actively inIndia's Independence movement, and after Independence has emerged as an important city of North India.
Until 1719, subah of Awadh was a province of the Mughal Empire administered by a Governor appointed by the Emperor. Saadat Khan also called Burhan-ul-Mulk a Persian adventurer was appointed the Nazim of Awadh in 1722 and he established his court in Faizabad near Lucknow.
Awadh was known as the granary of India and was important strategically for the control of theDoab, the fertile plain between the Ganges and the Yamuna rivers. 
It was a wealthy kingdom, able to maintain its independence against threats from the Marathas, the British and the Afghans. 
The third Nawab, Shuja-ud-Daula fell out with the Briti…

LUCKNOW, INDIA: SITE OF MOST IMPORTANT MANGO SYMPOSIUM...JUNE 21 -24, 2011....

Theme Area: “Mango for health care and livelihood” The conference will focus on:
Conservation and utilization of genetic resources
Utilization of biotechnological tools for improvement
Enhancing productive use of water and nutrients
Plant health management and food safety
Product diversification and value addition
Waste utilization and consumptive uses
National, international trade and marketing Language: English will be the official language of the conference



WORKSHOPS
The workshops which shall deliberate on topical issues having panelists and interested stakeholders in the background of base paper prepared by the convener on the following:

1. Conservation technologies- in situ, ex-situ, on- farm complimentary approaches

2. Gene and Genomics

3. Production of quality planting materials

4. Eco-friendly technologies
SESSIONS OF CONFERENCE The following technical sessions are envisaged to cover the national and international scenario:


1. Diversity of mango and its adaptability Explora…

2011 A VERY EXTREME YEAR FOR WEATHER...AND WE ARE ONLY HALF WAY THROUGH....

NOAA Makes It Official: 2011 Among Most Extreme Weather Years in History

Just past the halfway point, 2011 has already seen eight weather-related disasters in the U.S. that caused more than $1 billion in damages

By Lauren Morello and ClimateWire | June 17, 2011



EXTREME WEATHER: Halfway through, 2011 has already seen eight weather-related disasters that caused more than $1 billion in damagesImage: usnavy/Flickr

The devastating string of tornadoes, droughts, wildfires and floods that hit the United States this spring marks 2011 as one of the most extreme years on record, according to a new federal analysis.

Just shy of the halfway mark, 2011 has seen eight $1-billion-plus disasters, with total damages from wild weather at more than $32 billion, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 
Agency officials said that total could grow significantly, since they expect this year's North Atlantic hurricane season, which began June 1, will be an active one.

Overall, NOAA ex…

PERU EN LA RECTA FINAL PARA RECIBIR A SU NIEVO LIDER MAXIMO....

Alan García y Ollanta Humala se reúnen este viernes en Palacio de Gobierno




El encuentro entre Humala y García se realizará en el Gran Comedor del Palacio de Gobierno. (Foto: rpp.com.pe)




El presidente saliente de Perú, Alan García, y el electo mandatario de esa nación, Ollanta Humala, se reunirán este viernes por primera vez en el Palacio de Gobierno luego de la segunda vuelta electoral del pasado 5 de junio. 
Aunque la agenda de este encuentro aún no se conoce, medios locales señalan que la cita será para tratar puntos sobre la transferencia de mando.

En encuentro está pautado para las 17H00 locales (22H00 GMT) en el Gran Comedor del Palacio de Gobierno.

García, quien le resta poco más de un mes para entregar el poder, anunció que respaldará la gestión entrante de Humala, que para fin de mes anunciará la nómina de su gabinete ministerial.

Humala recordó que asumirá funciones el 28 de julio próximo y pidió respeto a su calidad de presidente electo para elegir con total libertad a sus colabor…

MANGO SYMPOSIUM IN LUCKNOW, INDIA JUST DAYS AWAY...

By Will Cavan
Executive Director
International Mango Organization (IMO)


Vista, California


Friday June 17th, 2011



International Organizing Committe

1. Dr. H.P. Singh, Deputy Director General (Horticulture), ICAR, New Delhi


2. Dr. Victor Galan Sauco, Chairman, Mango Working Group, ISHS, Spain


3. Dr. Yacob Ahmad, Chief Executive, ITFN, Malaysia


4. Dr. Huang Goudi, Director, Mango Centre, Guasngxi, China


5. Dr. Ping Lu, EWL Sciences, Darwin, Australia


6. Dr. Jens-Norbert Wunsche, University of Hohenheim, Germany


7. Dr. Pitsawat Buara, Director, Horticulture Research Institute, Thailand


8. Dr. R.E. Litz, Tropical Research and Education Committee , Florida


9. Dr. T.L. Davenport, Tropical Research and Education Committee , Florida


10. Dr. Sisir Mitra, Chairman, Tropical Fruits Working Group, ISHS, India


11. Dr. Zora Singh, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia




The Scientific community prepares to gather next week in Lucknow, India from June 21-24 to discuss the following agenda:









"There is g…