Mango Pests and Diseases update

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Australian Mangoes hosted a Pests and Diseases Update on 4 April in rural Darwin, Northern Territory. The purpose of the event was to update growers on the current threats for mangoes ahead of the flowering season and provide growers with some useful resources and material such as factsheets and booklets.

Presenters from Corteva Agriscience, E.E. Muir & Sons, as well as the Entomology and Plant Pathology teams from the Northern Territory Government, delivered updates and answered questions on a range of pest and disease management related topics.

Growers had the opportunity to hear about the mango shoot looper, the mango twig tip dieback, integrated pest management (IPM) and discuss the effective use of specific agrichemicals against current threats.

The event gathered 26 attendees and was followed by a networking session to strengthen the relationships within the industry and encourage information sharing among growers.

Similar events will be held in Queensland later in the year. More information will be available in Australian Mangoes’ newsletter The Slice and on the company’s website in the coming weeks. Visit for more information.

Australian Mangoes would like to thank the speakers for their participation to the event, as well as NT Farmers Association for their support in delivering the event.