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A VISIT TO AUSTRALIA BY NORIS LEDESMA (FTBG) : WHY AUSTRALIA IS WORLD LEADER IN RESEARCH & IMPLEMENTATION









































Noris Ledesma of Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens (USA) spent almost two weeks in Australia and shows the viewers of Mango World Magazine why Australia is the WORLD'S LEADER in mango Research and implementation.









The entire Mango World can learn from Australia.









First, Noris was a Speaker at the ISHS XI International Mango Symposium and then she visited mango plantations and Research centers around Australia







     


Noris Ledesma of Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden (USA) poses with a Calypso cultivar at the Pinata Farm in Northern Territories, Australia.



After a whirlwind tour of Australia Noris says:

"I'm ready now to go home. It was a wonderful experience to follow mango land in Australia."







It was great meeting you at the Arc Botanic Garden, and be able see 5 different Wild mangos in his place. Mature and beautiful trees that he grew from seeds and now in a new home.










Wild mango tree in Australia...






















Dr. Ian Bally is evaluating pruning techniques in some of Australian cultivars and Keitt mango. High density, and espalier training is conducted.

Espalier can be performed on almost any tree as long as the training begins when the tree is young. Although mango trees can also be trained using espalier, it should be noted that the tree will not produce as many fruit due to the reduced number of tree limbs.






















Dr. Ian Bally who has been instrumental in helping the Pakistani Mango Program advance.







With Speakers at the ISHS XI International Mango Symposium held in Darwin , Australia


http://mangoworldmagazine.blogspot.com/2015/10/australia-11th-international-mango.html








With one of Australias original Mango Farmer Colleen Jaincock













The average wage for a Farm Hand is AU$ 30.00 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs after season. Farmers in Australia Are NOT subsidized by any reason. They often times leave in the farm during the harvest season. Government regulates condition of the facilities. Farm labor are mainly Asians and Europeans.







Propagation royalty for new mango cultivars in Australia is an ongoing. suitable numbers of mature trees were Hevesy promoted during the Mango Symposium in Australia.
They offer better production and quality than Kensigton Pride







Night Harvesting in Australia in order to keep sap burn to a minimum...





With attendees of the XI International Mango Symposium.


With Karla Caballero Montoya, Jeff Wasielewski,Ignacio Barbosa Gamez and Noris Ledesma in Australia.








The 'Kensington Pride' mango is a named commercial mango cultivar that originated in Australia. It is sometimes called the KP, Bowen or Bowen special. It is Australia's most popular mango.The original tree was grown in Bowen, Queensland and described in the 1960s,[1] where it was also given the name "Pride of Bowen" and "Bowen Special". It was possibly brought to Bowen by traders who were shipping horses for military use in India.



































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