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10 September, 2021

New chapter for mango hybrids

BIG steps are being made in the mango industry with three hybrids that were produced during the National Mango Breeding Program moving onto their next phase of commercial development.

By Rhys Thomas

BIG steps are being made in the mango industry with three hybrids that were produced during the National Mango Breeding Program moving onto their next phase of commercial development. 

The three hybrids currently named NMBP-1201, NMBP- 4069 and NMBP-1243 are being grown by over 20 growers in orchards across the country, including Queensland.

In 2015, Newmanco was identified to have the commercial rights to the three new varieties after the CSIRO led their commercialisation on behalf of the NMBP state and territory partners. 

Now the involved parties have agreed that the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) will take on the licensor role moving forward. 

“Newmanco fully supports the new project team and wishes them every success,” Newmanco’s Brett Kelly said.

“The expertise and resources to be provided by DAF is fantastic news for those involved, such as the nurseries providing high health growing material, the growers nurturing their trees, and for mango lovers alike. 

“The new project team continues to bring these exciting varieties to market.” 

DAF General Manager Horticulture & Forestry Science Lynne Turner said that now with regions orchards maturing, the next phase of the project will continue.

“Now that some regions have maturing orchards, the next phase will involve an Expression of Interest,” she said. 

We are seeking tender proposals from suitably experienced agents to take on the licence to manage the propagation, growing and marketing of the varieties. 

“The Intellectual Property portfolio will be expanded to include registered Trade Marks.”


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