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Mango

Mangifera indica

Family: Anacardiaceae

More to come in future updates. Meanwhile, check out the links below for further information.


News

Flies outperform bees in mango pollination

A study of pollinators visiting mango flowers in the Mareeba region of Queensland has shown that native flies are more important than bees. Overall, 44 different insects were observed. When it came to amount of pollen transferred to a single mango flower, a native bee and several fly species were more effective than the honeybee. It is hoped that effects on mango crop yield can be investigated in future work. Source: Native flies leading the charge to help pollinate mango trees in new UNE study (June 2015)

Floral enticements boost mango pollination

The relative unattractiveness of mango flowers to pollinating insects is a limitation to fruit production. Studies in South Africa have shown that small patches of wildflowers in non-productive areas of large farms could be a low-cost way to improve this situation. Further work is required to optimise the size and species composition of such patches. Pesticide management is also likely to influence the effectiveness of such measures. Source: Small patches of native plants help boost pollination services in large farms (December 2012)


Links

The following links have been provided for general information. The particulars of growing these crops successfully will vary depending on your location and other circumstances, especially with respect to pests and diseases and their treatment. If in doubt, check with local authorities for current information on permissable pesticides, and always follow directions on the label of any products you may purchase. (see also Pests and Diseases).

Mangoes A collection of information by Queensland Dept Agriculture and Fisheries
Mango Fruit Facts California Rare Fruit Growers, Inc.
Mango In: Fruits of Warm Climates by Julia F. Morton, Florida
Mango growing NSW Dept Primary Industries (PDF)
Mango General Crop Information University of Hawaii
Mango Tips Sub-Tropical Fruit Club of Queensland
Mango Pruning in the Top End Northern Territory Dept. Department of Primary Industry, Fisheries and Mines (PDF)
organic mangoes Department of Agriculture Western Australia (PDF)
Mangifera indica Ecocrop database, Food and Agriculture Organization
Mango - Mangifera indica Mark Rieger's Fruit Crop Home Page, The University of Georgia
Mangifera indica Meet the Plants database of the National Tropical Botanical Garden, USA
Potassium Deficiency in Mango (Mangifera indica) A photograhic illustration. University of Florida NutDef Plant Nutrient Deficiency Database
Mango: Calcium – a key for good Mango yield and quality Sub-Tropical Fruit Club of Queensland
Mango The Pollination Program, Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, Australia
Insect Pollination Of Cultivated Crop Plants (See Chapter 5 for mangoes) Handbook available online at Agricultural Research Service, USA website (PDF)
Birdproofing your Mangoes Sub-Tropical Fruit Club of Queensland
New Mangoes for Queensland Notes on topworking trees. Archives of the Rare Fruit Council Australia
Mango Trees That Do Not Produce Sub-Tropical Fruit Club of Queensland
Mangoes - Size Does Matter Sub-Tropical Fruit Club of Queensland
Mangoes - Talk by Terry Campbell, DPI Bundaberg Sub-Tropical Fruit Club of Queensland
Mangoes - Polyembryonic Sub-Tropical Fruit Club of Queensland
Mango Propagation Sub-Tropical Fruit Club of Queensland
Kensington Pride Queensland Dept Agriculture and Fisheries
Irwin Queensland Dept Agriculture and Fisheries
R2E2 Queensland Dept Agriculture and Fisheries
Nam Doc Mai Queensland Dept Agriculture and Fisheries
Palmer Queensland Dept Agriculture and Fisheries
Keitt Queensland Dept Agriculture and Fisheries
Kent Queensland Dept Agriculture and Fisheries
Green eating mangoes Queensland Dept Agriculture and Fisheries
Kasturi Mango - Mangifera casturi Sub-Tropical Fruit Club of Queensland
International Mango Festival 2004 - Curator's Choice Cultivars Several varieties for suburban gardens, with descriptions and illustrations. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Florida, USA
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