Mangoes

Research needed for mango disease

Mangoes have been suffering from a disease called resin canal, which affects sales.

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Photo: Fir0002/Flagstaffotos

Research is urgently needed.

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Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 Environment Comments Off

Broome: Mango festival Thursday

Broome’s mango festival starts this Thursday.

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You can read a media release from organisers Broome Lions Club here:

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Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 Broome, Business and finance Comments Off

Ord Valley: ‘Disastrous’ mango season

Mango production is down 70 to 90 percent this season.

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Prices are high in Perth, where one shipment has already come in from Pakistan.

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Friday, November 1st, 2013 Business and finance Comments Off

Bad year for Ord River mangoes

Ord River growers are reporting very low mango yields this year.

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Market prices are good in Perth, but many growers are not bothering to pick their crops.

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Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 Business and finance, Kununurra Comments Off

Wyndham: Fruit fly found

Ag department staff found fruit fly in a monitoring trap at Wyndham caravan park earlier this month.

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A research officer says fruit fly breeding would seriously affect the Ord River mango industry.

Fruit fly maggots can be brought in undetected in fruit.

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Sunday, August 11th, 2013 Environment, Wyndham Comments Off

Kununurra: New mango ‘brand’

Ord River mangoes are now going to be sold under the brand “Australian Outback Mangoes”.

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Thursday, August 8th, 2013 Business and finance, Kununurra Comments Off

Ord Valley: Potato man goes for bananas

The man who bought the Rewards mango shed and farm is getting into bananas.

Tony Galati, who is also WA’s biggest potato producer, says he has leased three properties which he is planting with bananas.

He told The West Australian he intends to expand the business until he supplies about a quarter of the WA market.

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Friday, May 31st, 2013 Business and finance, Kununurra Comments Off

Kununurra: Mango and grapefruit farms change hands

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Perth businessman Tony Galati┬áhas bought what are described as WA’s largest mango and grapefruit farms.

Managed investment company the Rewards Group owned the farms before it went into receivership two years ago.

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Friday, November 2nd, 2012 Business and finance, Kununurra Comments Off
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