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AUSTRALIA : Queensland mango grower says restrictions on US importers will have long-term benefits





















QLD Country Hour 



Sarina Locke and Eliza Rogers



Posted about 8 hours ago




  










Australian mangoes are destined for more overseas markets with a plan to double export value by 2020, but there is criticism of constraints in the new United States market.

The Australian Mango Industry Association (AMIA) has placed restrictions on exporters, only allowing them to deal with two importers in the US.












00:00 AUDIO: North Queensland mango farmer discusses US trade restrictions (ABC Rural)







Brisbane-based fruit exporter Doug Hammond said it was harking back to 'single desk trading', but the AMIA rejected that claim.



The association's Robert Gray said growers and exporters had formed a group to manage fruit quality over quantity to the US over a three-year trial.




Bowen mango grower Dale Williams, a member of AMIA, said he understood both arguments, but believed limiting importers would help the industry get things right in the critical early stages.




Mr Williams' orchard and packing house at Euri Gold Farms were approved to export to the US two weeks ago.



"It's been made very clear to us from the United States that we've got to get it right, otherwise the door will be closed to us,"
   he said.







"So I think in the long term, it will be a benefit to the industry, and in the short term, not everybody's going to agree."






http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-11-10/grower-responds-to-mango-export-restrictions/6928306




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Alphonso





Alphonso (mango)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia








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. 


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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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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. 




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