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Flower manipulation techniques to bring mango season forward

In an effort to extend the mango season, researchers have uncovered the best treatments to bring on early flowering and therefore fruit.

The five-year project, funded by the NT Government and Horticulture Innovation Australia has recently come to an end, identifying the key formulations for successful flower manipulation in the Top End.

Dr Cameron McConchie, who leads the Department of Primary Industries mango agronomy group said the research found climatic conditions were still very much the key to successfully manipulating flowering in mango trees.

"We have been looking at understanding cool conditions which will trigger flowering," Dr McConchie said.

Read more at ABC News

Publication date: 6/14/2017

 


 

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