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AGENDA ANNOUNCED FOR FAIRCHILD TROPICAL GARDENS MANGO GROWER CONFERENCE





Mango Grower Conference


Registration Open

9:30 a.m. Mango Grower's Summit at Fairchild
Noris Ledesma, PhD, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden


9:40 a.m. National Mango Board Resources for your Mango Business
Manuel Michel

10:00 a.m. Current Status of Mango in Florida
Jeff Wasielewski, University of Florida/IFAS, Miami-Dade County Extension

10:15 a.m. Mango in California
David Karp, University of California

10:30 a. m. Domestic Mango Production in the Caribbean
Yair Aron, PhD, Martex S.A, Puerto Rico

10:45 a.m. Organic Mango Production
Steven Green, Ph.D. University of Miami

11:00 a.m. Mango Challenges and Alternatives for South Florida
Richard Campbell, PhD, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

11:30 a.m. Opportunities for Mango Domestic and Regional
Open Discussion

12:00 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. Cultivars Suitable for Sustainable, Niche and Organic Production
Noris Ledesma, PhD, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

2:00 p.m. The Domestic Mango Grower: How to Compete
Richard Campbell, PhD., Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

2:30 p.m. Improving Mango Production and Disease Management with Biocontrol, Systemic Acquired Resistance, and a Focus on the Rhizosphere
Craig A. Campbell, Valent USA Corp.

3:00 p.m. Interspecific Mango Breeding Program at Fairchild
Noris Ledesma, PhD, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

3:30 p.m. Citrus HLB and the Struggle for a Solution as a Lesson for the Mango
Ed Stover, PhD, USDA

4:00 p.m. Open Forum

4:30 p.m. Mango Flavors: Tasting and Discussion

5:00 p.m. First Look and Discussion of “Mangos of the Word Display”

6:00 p.m. Mango Festival Kickoff Party

Click Here to Register for the International Mango Festival Grower's Summit
http://www.fairchildgarden.org/…/international-mango-festiv…

Noris Ledesma, PhD.
Curator of Tropical Fruit
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road


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Alphonso (mango)
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