A field day for NSW mango growers will be held on 12 December at Mike and Pamela Coleman’s property at Hogarth Range.

Alstonville-based Industry and Investment NSW (I&I NSW) horticulturist Jeremy Bright said anyone growing mangoes or interested in growing mangoes on the NSW North Coast would benefit by attending this field day.

“Topics to be covered on the day include a presentation on the marketing of Calypso mangoes from the north NSW region by Carl Gygar from the Harvest Company,” Mr Bright said.

Australian Mango Industry Association CEO, Trevor Dunmall, AMIA Industry Development Manager will then give an update of the Australian mango industry activities.

“Also included in the program is I&I NSW entomologist, Ruth Huwer, who will talk about insect pests and beneficials within the orchard.”

Other topics to be discussed include looking at irrigation and whether it is worth the cost of installation through benefiting your crop with better fruit quality.

“I&I NSW tropical horticulture leader, Mark Hickey, and I will present this session,” Mr Bright said.

“We will discuss the climatic conditions of the area and look at water requirements of the crop and water budgets.

“To help growers know what water is available to the plant, we will also cover ways to monitor moisture in the soil.

“I will then try to identify the priorities of the mango industry on the North Coast of NSW through an interactive session with field day participants.

“After lunch there will be a field walk to look at the different selection of trees Mike and Pamela have.”

For more information regarding the day or to register your attendance contact Jeremy Bright on 0427 213 059 or Mike Coleman on 02 6664 7216.