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DUST & THUNDER STORMS PROVE DEADLY & DAMAGING IN KEY INDIA MANGO REGION

https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/india/dust-storm-delhi-live-thunderstorm-dust-storm-live-up-death-toll-climbs-to-51-imd-warns-about-more-squalls-later-in-the-week-2567651.html
Dust and Thunder Storms have claimed many lives and proved damaging to one of India's most important mango regions.Early estimates claim that as much as 40 percent of the fresh mango crop has been knocked to the ground by high winds associated with the storms.

THE USDA MANGO GERMPLASM

Department of Agriculture Plant Introductions have played an important role in the horticultural, economic, and cultural development of the United States.
For example, Florida's mango industry was founded on early introductions. 'Mulgoba', which had been introduced from India by USDA pomologist H.E. Van Deman in 1889, was the parent of 'Haden', which in turn produced 'Springfels', 'Zill', 'Edward', 'Lippens', and other named varieties. 'Sandersha', introduced from India in 1901, gave rise to 'Brooks', and from this cultivar have come 'Fascell' and 'Kent'.
A recent computer-based study applied techniques of numerical taxonomy to mango cultivars and uncovered a group designated the "Sandersha-Haden complex." Among the ten cultivars placed in this group were 'Irwin', 'Tommy Atkins', 'Keitt', and 'Palmer' (5).
The Saigon type derived from 'Cambodiana', intr…