Storm damage in Australian decreases estimated mango crop volume



Storm damage in key mango growing areas of Australia decreases anticipated fruit production volumes by an estimate of 800,000 trays. Storms have battered mango crops over the Northern Territory and northern Queensland, provoking a modified forecast for this current season’s national harvest.

Downright Austrlian production is presently tipped to hit 7.2m trahs, as per a report from ABC Rural, down 800,000 trays on initial evaluations. The key Bowen-Burdekin growing area in Queensland seems to have been amongst the territories hardest hit by the storm, loosing around 300,000 trays in late spring storms.

Dwindle Le Feuvre, a cultivator in the Bowen-Burdekin region, said a few makers had lost more than 80 percent of their products, with the effects set to be felt all through the nearby group. Le Feuvre told local newspapers that the storm was very severe, as it seemed as though somebody had shaken the trees and the mangoes all fell on the ground. This will impact rest of the community, as they won’t need many packers in the shed. In addition the pickers won’t make money either.

In spite of the misfortune, exports from the area got in progress in late November, with 10 tons of locally grown mangoes on the first cargo flight out of Toowoomba to Hong Kong.