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MANGO PLUCKER: Necessity is truly the Mother of Invention ...

I wanted to pluck Mangoes from the Tree without climbing the tree

I took old broken Badminton racket. Removed all the gutting
Took 2 pieces of broken Hex-Saw blades( 4 inches length)
and sharpened on one side. Both pieces tied to Racket's Al frame
making an angel of approx 100 degrees by Nylon thread (From Removed gutting)

One cotton bag is stitched all along the Racket frame which will collects plucked mangoes.

Racket s grip is tied firmly to a Bamboo Stick (Diameter 1 inch) of 12 feet length by strong cotton thread.

Due to V shape of the blades the Mango slides and get stuck in V groove and when we pull, the Blades sharp edge
cuts the Mango and it falls in the bag.

After every 8-10 Mangoes you have empty the bag as it becomes
heavy and difficult to handle

This works perfectly. I used same thing for removing Sapodilla or Chiku
This can be used for any fruit of that size

Karen Caplan cancellation forces IMO to rework the Demand side component of the Global mango Conference ....

By Will Cavan
Executive Director
International mango Organization (IMO)
Vista, California

March 28, 2012

The news of a scheduling conflict for Demand side speaker Karen Caplan of Friedas has forced the IMO to rework the format for the upcoming conference in Trinidad & Tobago.

While the IMO was saddened to learn that we will not have Ms. Caplan's presence, this temporary "set back" has forced us to come up with a solution to our conundrum.

Within the week, the IMO will have this resolved.

Ms. Caplan has graciously agreed to sent a welcoming message to the Conference in her abscence.

The IMO looks forward to having both Karen and her ICON Mom at one of our future events!

While the bar has been placed very high, the IMO has some very promising alternatives.

It goes without saying that Karen will be missed at the  Global Mango Conference in Trinidad & Tobago.

On March 12, 2012:

Good evening Will,
As I mentioned to you a few weeks ago, my travel s…

List of confirmed speakers grows for IMO 4th Global mango Conference ...

By Will Cavan

Executive Director

International Mango Organization (IMO)

Vista, California

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Confirmed as of March 28, 2012:

Supply Side:

Dr. Victor Galan,
International Society of Horticultural Scientists
Chair, mango working group

Dr. Avvaru Sujatha,Msc.Ag;Ph.D

Demand Side:

Karen Caplan, regretfully cannot make the event. In light of this, we are in the process of  assembling a panel comprised of Importers, distributor, Chefs, and major retailers to discuss the future cultivars and market trends.

Will Cavan
Executive Director International mango Organization (IMO)


Dr. Suresh D. Pillai, Ph.D.
Director, National Center for Electron Beam Research
Texas A&M University

Inder Paul S. Gadh, Ph.D. (Initial confirmation, pending final)
Senior Risk Manager – Treatments

confirmations pending

Social Responsibility:

Gia Gaspard Taylor, NRWPTT

Mr. Paul Wi…

INDIA: Agri varsity to do a Nandini on mangoes ...

Hubli, March 28 2012, DHNS;

UAS organises growers to sell quality fruits

The University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, is planning to market the superior quality mangoes grown under it on 10,000 to 15,000 hectares in Haveri, Hangal, Sirsi, Khanapur, Kalaghatagi, Alnavar and Dharwad, under the brand ‘Suphala’ - on the lines of the Nandini milk brand.

The move is aimed at popularising the 99 per cent ‘Alphonso’ mangoes grown in the region in the national and international markets, besides providing good prices to the growers and quality fruits to the local consumers. The agro business, marketing and export information centre of the varsity is launching the brand.

‘Suphala’ is the brainchild of a team of experts comprising Dr Mamale Desai, Dr S B Hosamani, Dr Savanurmath of the marketing division of the university and retired forest officer S B Sadani. The mango growers are being organised under the brand.

Last year, the mango was sold at Rs 22,000 per tonne, while the ‘Suphala’ brand …

Update on the IMO 4th Global Mango Conference (Trinidad & Tobago) ...



WHEN: JUNE 29TH, 2012

HOW MUCH: $350.00 usd per person

WHO: Growers, Shippers, Exporters, Importers, Distributors, Marketers, Scientists, Agronomists, Horticulturalists, Government Officials and mango lovers in general.



Dr. Victor Galan, Chair, Mango Working Group, International Society of Horticultural Scientists (ISHS) will introduce the production side with a short history of how the mango migrated from India to the new world.

Intro by Dr. Victor Galan, Chair, ISHS Mango Working group:

Dr. Victor Galan will give an intro on mango's migration from India to the new world, which will transition to a focus on mango cultivars in the Caribbean.

We plan to overview the main producers on a country by country basis and the potential for exports.

Haiti; Madame Fran…

Que futuro le queda a la OEA ???...

Inicio / Nación

SOS por la OEA

La OEA es dueña de seis propiedades en Washington. El emblemático edificio principal, inaugurado en 1910 en la calle 17 con la Constitution Avenue, queda a pocos pasos de la Casa Blanca. Más al norte se levanta la Casa del Soldado, tambien de la Organización.


A pocos días de la Cumbre de las Américas, hay alarma en Washington por la situación económica de la OEA. Es tan mala que deberá arrendar algunas de sus oficinas de Washington para respaldar su financiamiento.
Sábado 24 Marzo 2012

A finales de noviembre, luego de regresar al trabajo en Washington después del puente festivo del día de Acción de Gracias, una preocupación enorme se apoderó de los empleados de la Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA).

 Un reporte interno les informaba que el organismo estaba a punto de quedarse sin plata en el banco y que era muy probable que no pudieran recibir el sueldo de diciembre. Inquietos, los directivos de la Asociación de Empleados convocaron a una asamb…

What Planet does the National mango Board live on ??? ...

Marketing Profiles

Mango board revamps website

03/28/2012 9:10:06 AM
Jim Offner

The National Mango Board has revamped its website,, to make information about mangoes more accessible to a wider variety of visitors, said William Watson, executive director.

“I would venture to say it’s probably the most comprehensive resource for consumers about mangoes on the planet,” he said. “It’s a whole lot easier to use in the past.” 

(Any data to support that claim???...IMO BLOG viewership runs five times that of the NMB website)

In the website’s original iteration, it was a more “one-dimensional” conduit for information about mangoes, Watson said.

“We felt like we wanted to provide information we had at that time, but since then, we have a ton of research that helps us understand the nutritional benefits of mangoes, all through different kinds of prisms,” Watson said.

“We make resources available to retailers and crop forecasts. It’s much more user-friendly than ever in the past. It’s almost…

Perú: familia se transforma en un gran dolor de cabeza para Ollanta Humala ...


Imágenes de televisión mostraron a uno de sus hermanos fumando aparentemente marihuana en prisión. Otro hermano dijo a la prensa que la esposa de Humala es en realidad quien gobierna el país. Y un tercero lo avergonzó por negociar acuerdos de gas con Rusia sin permiso oficial.

Estos incidentes en torno a Humala han traído a la memoria los recuerdos de hermanos de presidentes vecinos como el de Chile, Sebastián Piñera; y el de Ecuador, Rafael Correa.

Tue, 27/03/2012 - 11:19

Reuters. ¡Ay, mi hermano!

Aparentemente no basta con que el presidente peruano, Ollanta Humala, esté ocupado en resolver las protestas mineras y mantener la economía del país latinoamericano en auge.

Ahora, su excéntrica familia está añadiendo más problemas con sus travesuras.

Imágenes de televisión mostraron a uno de sus hermanos fumando aparentemente marihuana en prisión. Otro hermano dijo a la prensa que la esposa de Humala es en realidad quien gobierna el país. Y un tercero lo avergonzó por negociar acuerdos de ga…