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RAINS THREATEN AUSTRALIA MANGO CROP IN NORTHERN TERRITORY










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Wet and busy: Katherine mango season reaches its peak








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Thu 27 Nov 2014, 10:12pm



The Katherine region of the Northern Territory has reached its peak harvest period for mangoes.
Last week over 430,000 trays were trucked out of Katherine and similar numbers are expected this week, however rain could slow picking.
There's been heavy and reasonably widespread rain across the Top End this week.
"It's ideal if the growers can wait to let the fruit dry out before picking," advises Boyd Arthur from the Australian Mango Industry Association.
"The mangoes will suck up the moisture and handling when it's like that can leave marks on the fruit and downgrade it later on," he said.
"We've had about an inch [of rain] or so, which has slowed the harvest down, but they should be able to get going again in a day or so."
The price for second grade mangoes has dropped below $14 a tray in some markets, which is below the cost of production for many growers.
Mr Arthur says quality fruit is still selling well and the price for premium grade mangoes has actually gone up $5 a tray in the last week, meaning those trays are selling for around $36 each.
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http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-11-28/rain-slows-katherine-mango-harvest/5926310




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Alphonso





Alphonso (mango)
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Alphonso (हापुस Haapoos in Marathi, હાફુસ in Gujarati, ಆಪೂಸ್ Aapoos in Kannada) is a mango cultivar that is considered by many[who?] to be one of the best in terms of sweetness, richness and flavor. 


It has considerable shelf life of a week after it is ripe making it exportable. 

It is also one of the most expensive kinds of mango and is grown mainly in Kokan region of western India.

 It is in season April through May and the fruit wei…

INDIA 2016 : Mango production in state likely to take a hit this year

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Mangaluru: Vagaries of nature is expected to take a toll on the production of King of Fruits - Mango - in Karnataka this year. A combination of failure of pre-monsoon showers at the flowering and growth stage and spike in temperature in mango growing belt of the state is expected to limit the total production of mango to an estimated 12 lakh tonnes in the current season as against 14 lakh tonnes in the last calendar year.



However, the good news for fruit lovers is that this could see price of mangoes across varieties decrease marginally by 2-3%. This is mainly on account of 'import' of the fruit from other mango-growing states in India, said M Kamalakshi Rajanna, chairperson, Karnataka State Mango Development and Marketing Corporation Ltd.




Karnataka is the third largest mango-growing state in India after Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra.



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Mangoes date back 65 million years according to research ...

Experts at the Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany (BSIP) here have traced the origin of mango to the hills of Meghalaya, India from a 65 million year-old fossil of a mango leaf. 





The earlier fossil records of mango (Mangifera indica) from the Northeast and elsewhere were 25 to 30 million years old. The 'carbonized leaf fossil' from Damalgiri area of Meghalaya hills, believed to be a mango tree from the peninsular India, was found by Dr R. C. Mehrotra, senior scientist, BSIP and his colleagues. 




After careful analysis of the fossil of the mango leaf and leaves of modern plants, the BISP scientist found many of the fossil leaf characters to be similar to mangifera.


An extensive study of the anatomy and morphology of several modern-day species of the genus mangifera with the fossil samples had reinforced the concept that its centre of origin is Northeast India, from where it spread into neighbouring areas, says Dr. Mehrotra. 




The genus is believed to have disseminated into neighb…