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THE ARID MOUNTAINS OF BAJA AFTER THE RAINS

Images taken today (September 21, 2015) in San Francisco de la Sierra, Baja California Sur

















After yesterday's rains ....


























































Under normal circumstances .....































































Mango Crop Report Alert from the National Mango Board

The Mango Crop Report from the National Mango Board has been updated.

Click here to see the newest Mango Crop Report.

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Mango Market News


Mango volume shipped on week ending 9/12/15 was approximately 785,016 boxes. 

During the same week last year, volume shipped was approximately 716,478 boxes.






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 9/12/15 are Ataulfo (35%),Tommy Atkins (40%), Haden (9%), Kent (11%), Keitt (4%) and Other (1%).





Volume shipped on week ending 9/12/15
Volume shipped from was approximately 341,496 boxes for a total of 65,885,400 boxes for the season.

During the same week last year, volume shipped was approximately 284,800 boxes for a total of 56,481,931 boxes in 2014.


Mexico's projections for week ending…

TROPICAL DEPRESSION SIXTEEN-E DISCUSSION NUMBER 2

NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL EP162015
900 PM MDT SUN SEP 20 2015











The tropical cyclone has not intensified this evening, with much of the deep convection being sheared off to the northeast of the estimated low-level center. 







The current intensity estimate remains
at 30 kt, in agreement with Dvorak analyses from both SAB and TAFB.









Since the center is expected to move over the south-central Baja California peninsula tonight and move back inland later tomorrow
while southwesterly shear is forecast to remain strong, no increase in strength is expected. 










The influence of land should reduce the
cyclone to a remnant low-pressure area over Arizona by late Monday, and the surface center should lose its identity shortly thereafter.







The center is not easy to locate on geostationary satellite imagery, so the initial motion estimate is a somewhat uncertain 010/13. 




A mid-level ridge to the east of the depression along with a cyclonic circulation to the west should induce a north-northeastward motio…

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS : CGIAR open letter to heads of state at SDG summit

CGIAR is the only worldwide partnership addressing agricultural research for development, whose work contributes to the global effort to tackle poverty, hunger and major nutrition imbalances, and environmental degradation.






It is carried out by 15 Centers, that are members of the CGIAR Consortium, in close collaboration with hundreds of partners, including national and regional research institutes, civil society organizations, academia, development organizations and the private sector.

The 15 Research Centers generate and disseminate knowledge, technologies, and policies for agricultural development through the CGIAR Research Programs. The CGIAR Fund provides reliable and predictable multi-year funding to enable research planning over the long term, resource allocation based on agreed priorities, and the timely and predictable disbursement of funds. The multi-donor trust fund finances research carried out by the Centers through the CGIAR Research Programs.

We have almost 10,000 scientists…

AUSTRALIA : Katherine mangoes on agenda for bumper Chinese market

Sept. 21, 2015, 2:40 p.m.






AUSTRALIAN AGENDA: Michael Daysh says a recent visit to a fruit and vegetable fair in highlighted the potential for Australian mangoes - including those currently being grown in the Katherine region - in the Chinese market.











MANGOES from Katherine could appear on the plates of Chinese consumers in the near future as part of a bid to boost the profile of Australian-grown fruit in the booming market.


Michael Daysh, market development officer with the Territory government’s Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries, was part of a delegation that attended the China Fruit and Vegetable Fair earlier this month and said there was a growing momentum to improve on the 90 tonnes of mangoes the country imported in 2014-15.






“The China market is so huge that mangoes by themselves have a big opportunity,”  he said.





“Their mango season is winding down now, so by the time the Territory [season] is full steam in October, the market will be relatively empty.”



Mr Daysh said mangoes…