My Mango Weekly Roundup - the latest forecasts and market news
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13 September 2016
Hi <<First Name>>,

Welcome to the latest edition of AMIA’s My Mango, your weekly roundup of the latest industry forecasts, wholesale prices and marketing activities, delivered to your inbox every Tuesday throughout the season.

If you’re interested in exporting your product, please see below to find out how you can become involved in a new export initiative. 

Last week the Australian Mangoes team attended Asia Fruit Logistica in Hong Kong. You can read more about this visit below.

We look forward to seeing our growers in Bowen and Ayr at the pre-season workshops later this week.  

From the team at AMIA.

Crop Forecast

As the season progresses in each region, the timing of harvest for each variety and weekly volume estimates will be adjusted. Please check the updated forecast and crop flow tables as they are released. 

Click to view crop forecast online

Regional Reports

 

Darwin and Katherine

Only small volumes from Darwin are being dispatched to market. We do not anticipate volumes to increase significantly until October.

Katherine harvest is not anticipated to get underway until late October for Kensington Pride (KP), with other varieties such as Calypso, Honey Gold and R2E2 commencing harvest in mid-November. Spot picking of KP and R2E2 may see small volumes of fruit in late September / early October. 
 

Kununurra

Flowering and fruit set has been variable. Small volumes of early fruit may be available during late September. 
 

Mareeba and Dimbulah

Flowering across the region has been reasonably uniform with some exceptions. Harvest of early fruit is predicted to commence in early December with large volumes from mid-December to February / March for late season varieties.
 

Burdekin and Bowen

Flowering across the region has been reasonably good. In most areas flowering is later than usual. Harvest is anticipated to occur through November and early December.
 

South East and Central Queensland

Flowering across the region has been reasonable but some growers are reporting less than ideal flowering and early fruit set. 

The AMIA team will add to these regional descriptions as more information becomes available.
 

Crop Flow

Last week’s dispatched tray volumes from Darwin:
11,915 7kg (equivalent) trays.

Supply and Communications Manager Visits Northern Territory Next Week


Our new Supply and Communications Manager, Jessica Harding will be visiting the Northern Territory next week from Monday 19 September – Thursday 22 September. Jess will be bringing a F-750 Produce Quality Meter with her.

If you would like to make an appointment with Jess, please email com@mangoes.net.au or call 0458 803 220. 

Mango Grower Regional Workshops


We look forward to seeing growers in Bowen and Ayr on Friday. By now you should have received an invitation by email or phone. Please reply with your RSVP by tomorrow Wednesday 14 September by completing the email form, emailing com@mangoes.net.au or by calling 07 3278 3755.
 
We will send out an invitation to our Mareeba growers next week.
 
Region Day / Date / Time Venue
Bowen Friday 16 September – 7.30am Bowen Research Station,
45 Warwick Road, Bowen
Ayr Friday 16 September – 12.30pm Burdekin Theatre (meeting located in ‘Music Loft’ meeting room), 161 Queen St, Ayr
Mareeba; Wednesday 28 September – from 3.00pm (time to be confirmed in next week’s edition of My Mango) Mutchilba Hall,  Mutchilba

Interested in Export? We Need Your Contact Details!


Mango exporters and growers interested in export – we need your contact details.

Each season we receive many enquiries from importers seeking Australian mangoes. To better address these requests we are currently compiling a list of growers and exporters who are happy to respond to enquiries from importers and others.

This list will then be included in an export brochure which will outline Australian production windows and key varieties by region.

If you would like your businesses name and contact details to appear on this exporter list, please contact us with your details, as per below (team contact details are located in the right hand column of this newsletter).

What we will require:
  1. Business name and contact details (email, phone and name of person to be contacted)
  2. A brief description of your business/capability (e.g. which varieties you can supply and / or capacity to supply specific markets; maximum of 80 words).

Asia Fruit Logistica


Last week the Australian Mangoes team, Robert Gray, Treena Welch and Elisa King attended Asia Fruit Logistica in Hong Kong. Over 70,000 trade visitors from 130 countries attended the exhibition, including; an enormous gathering of fruit and vegetable producers, importers, exporters, wholesalers, retailers, packaging and handling specialists, transport and logistic experts and more!

The Australian Mangoes stand was well attended throughout the event and with many pre-arranged meetings the exhibition was the ideal forum for developing our Asian export plan for the coming season.  A big thank you to Leo Skliros, Red Rich Fruits and Acacia Hills Farm for supplying the delicious mangoes that dressed our stand and wowed the crowds!
 

Marketing


PR and Social Media Kicks off With a Bang!

The 2016/17 social media activity hit the ground running last week, with our Facebook community throwing their love and support behind our first post of the season. The post was an image of some delicious mangoes ripening on a tree in Berry Springs, Northern Territory, courtesy of Mr KP Mangoes. 
 
It has already reached 112,000 people, received 5,744 likes and reactions, 510 comments, and a massive 759 shares. With these levels of activity so early on, it's shaping up to be an exciting season on social media! 
This week, we'll be launching the campaign for the mango emoji on Facebook and can't wait to see the reaction from our community, so keep your eyes peeled on the page and show your support using the #mangoemojiplease hashtag.

Visit Aussie Mangoes on Facebook or Instagram for more.
 
For more information, please contact Elisa King, Marketing Manager at Horticulture Innovation Australia on: (02) 8295 2332 or elisa.king@horticulture.com.au.

Contact AMIA

Robert Gray
Chief Executive Officer
0418 737 861
ceo@mangoes.net.au

Trevor Dunmall
Industry Development Manager
0400 808 689
idm@mangoes.net.au

Treena Welch
Marketing Manager
0417 001 253
marketing@
mangoes.net.au


Jessica Harding
Supply and Communications Manager
0458 803 220
com@mangoes.net.au

Office Address: 
Office 2, The Fresh Centre Ground Floor
385 Sherwood Road, Rocklea QLD

Postal Address: 
PO Box 376, Brisbane Market QLD 4106

Office Contact 
Phone: 07 3278 3755
Fax: 07 3278 4761
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