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Mango Crop Report Alert from the National Mango Board for week ending August 29, 2015

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Mango Market News

Mango volume shipped on week ending 8/29/15 was approximately 1,351,202 boxes. 

Compared to the same week last year, volume shipped was approximately 977,840 boxes.

Detailed variety information has been added to the NMB Crop Report. Click here to get the report.

Mexico Mango Crop Information
The Mexican season began at the end of January and will run until mid-September.

Oaxaca, Chiapas, Michoacán, Nayarit, Sinaloa, Guerrero, Jalisco and Nuevo Leon main varieties until 8/29/15 are Ataulfo (35%),Tommy Atkins (40%), Haden (9%), Kent (11%), Keitt (4%) and Other (1%).

Volume shipped on week ending 8/29/15

Volume shipped from Mexico was approximately 868,874 boxes for a total of 64,917,017 boxes for the season.

Compared to the same week last year, volume ship…


More demand in Europe for "ready-to-eat" and fibreless mango

Worldwide, the production of mangoes seems to be unable to keep up with demand. 

More markets are opening up for the tropical fruit, which is expected to push up prices. In addition, the market is rather changeable because of the short seasons for each origin.

 In Europe, there's a clear preference for the fibreless varieties, with the Keitt and Kent doing particularly well. 

On the other side of the world, in China, there's a preference for varieties like Big Tai Mango, Small Tai Mango and Aiwen. 

Both in the United States and in Europe, good prices are achieved. 

Supplies from Spain are significantly lower this year, due to an'off year'. 

Israel profits from this gap, but volumes aren't very big. 

Peru is expecting better volumes starting in December, but El Niño could still disrupt the harvest.

Israel has good market in Europe

The mango season is in full swing, and lasts until mid-October. Different va…

Market conditions ripe for more Brazil mangoes

By Mike Hornick

September 04, 2015 | 12:11 pm EDT

Mangoes are inspected in an orchard. Amazon Produce Network expects the Brazilian deal to run longer, with Mexico ending early and Ecuador running late.

Photo by Amazon Produce Network

With Brazil projected to ship about 16% more mangoes than last year — 6.7 million boxes, according to the National Mango Board — importers and retailers will get an extra taste of the signature tropical fruit this fall.

Growing conditions in Brazil don’t drastically differ from last year, but exporters there could feel a tailwind from a strong dollar and a bigger shipping window.

“The overall crop is not so different, but with a good exchange rate, Mexico’s early exit and Ecuador’s late start, we think Brazil will be north of 6.5 million boxes,”said Greg Golden, partner and sales manager for Mullica Hill, N.J.-based Amazon Produce Network. 

“And it’s partly due to the protocol amendment allowing larger fruit, up to 900 grams (31.75 ounces).”

Amazon Produce Netwo…

Girl, 12, achieves maximum Mensa IQ test score

Lydia Sebastian from Essex has joined the 1% of all entrants to attain the highest mark in the Cattell III B paper

• Think you’ve got what it takes? Take the British Mensa quiz below

Lydia Sebastian has outwitted Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking in an IQ test she described as easy. Photograph: Eastnews Press Agency

Aisha Gani and agency


Wednesday 2 September 2015 13.39 EDT

Last modified on Thursday 3 September 2015  19.01 EDT

A 12-year-old schoolgirl has achieved the maximum score possible in a Mensa IQ test, a feat achieved by only 1% of those who sit the society’s entry paper.

Lydia Sebastian completed the Cattell III B paper supervised by Mensa, the society for people with high IQs, with minutes to spare at the sitting at Birkbeck College, London.

Lydia had asked her parents for an entire year to let her take the test paper, eventually sitting the exam during her school holidays.

Her determination paid off, with Lydia scoring 162 – the maximum possible result on the test paper,…

President Obama Scores 102 On IQ Test, Lowest In Presidential History



As it turns out, the Republicans may have been right all along, and President Obama is not the smartest person in the room after all. 

Since Woodrow Wilson took office in 1913, all presidents have been given an IQ test at some point during their time as leader. 

Gerald Ford always held the record for lowest score, with a 111, which is considered just slightly above average. 

On the other end of the spectrum, George W. Bush scored a 132, which is considered ‘gifted.’ 

Two-Thirds of people who take the standardized IQ test score between 85-115.

The White House today spun President Obama’s 102 as a ‘solid average’ that is nothing to be ashamed of.

”President Obama never claimed to be smarter than anybody else. As a matter as fact, he has always represented himself as a regular guy, ‘a man of the people,’ as it were,” 
said Josh Earnest, White House Press Secretary.

 “The key to being a good leader is to surround yourself with smart people…


DR. ANTONIO MABRES Verdades y errores en torno al Fenómeno El Niño El Dr. Antonio Mabres, prorrector de la Universidad de Piura y miembro asociado de la Academia Nacional de Ciencias, explica aspectos importantes relacionados a este fenómeno. Por Antonio Mabres, el 12 de abril 2015 en Suplemento Dominical Semana - El Tiempo.

Cuando se menciona el Fenómeno El Niño en Piura y en todo el Perú, es difícil que no nos vengan a la cabeza los desastres vividos en 1983 y 1998, con lluvias extraordinarias que anegaron ciudades y campos de cultivo; y con avenidas de los ríos de la costa norte que ocasionaron desbordes y rotura de pistas y puentes. 

Por ello, es frecuente asociar “Fenómeno El Niño” a “Niño Extraordinario”. 

 Pero las cosas no son así.

El Dr. Antonio Mabres y el Mgtr. Rodolfo Rodríguez analizan cuadros sobre un potencial fenómeno “El Niño”.