International Mango Festival 2016 Grower’s Summit

When: Friday, July 8, 2016 10:30 AM to Friday, July 8, 2016 8:30 PM

Why You Should Attend the Mango Grower's Summit

The mango world continues to evolve and face a number of important challenges that impact production and profitability. Held in conjunction with the annual International Mango Festival, the Mango Grower’s Summit on Friday, July 8 is designed to help address many of the issues create a forum for exchange of ideas to meed these challenges. The Summit will focus on the local production of quality mangos. Participants have the opportunity to network with growers and to take an in-depth look at the production of quality in mango production world-wide. 

Please join us this July to learn how to address the challenges facing mango growers worldwide.

Summit Registration Fee

Fairchild Member: $65 USD
Non-Members: $80 USD

Online registration has closed. Tickets may be purchased at the door. 

Mango Grower's Summit Agenda

9:00 a.m. Registration 

9:30 a.m. Mango Grower's Summit at Fairchild
Noris Ledesma, PhD, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

9:40 a.m. National Mango Board
Resources for your Mango Business
Manuel Michel

10:00 a.m. Current Status of Mango in Florida
Jeff Wasielewski, University of Florida/IFAS, Miami-Dade County Extension

10:15 a.m. Mango in California
David Karp, University of California

10:30 a. m. Domestic Mango Production in the Caribbean
Yair Aron, PhD, Martex S.A, Puerto Rico

10:45 a.m. Organic Mango Production
Steven Green, Ph.D. University of Miami

11:00 a.m. Mango Challenges and Alternatives for South Florida
Richard Campbell, PhD, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

11:30 a.m. Opportunities for Mango Domestic and Regional
Open Discussion

12:00 p.m. 

1:30 p.m. Cultivars Suitable for Sustainable, Niche and Organic Production
Noris Ledesma, PhD, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

2:00 p.m. The Domestic Mango Grower: How to Compete
Richard Campbell, PhD., Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

2:30 p.m.  Improving Mango Production and Disease Management with Biocontrol, Systemic Acquired Resistance, and a Focus on the Rhizosphere
Craig A. Campbell, Valent USA Corp.

3:00 p.m. Interspecific Mango Breeding Program at Fairchild
Noris Ledesma, PhD, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

3:30 p.m. Citrus HLB and the Struggle for a Solution as a Lesson for the Mango
Ed Stover, PhD, USDA

4:00 p.m. Open Forum

4:30 p.m. Mango Flavors: Tasting and Discussion 

5:00 p.m. First Look and Discussion of “Mangos of the Word Display”

6:00 p.m. Mango Festival Kickoff Party

Click Here to Register for the International Mango Festival Grower's Summit

International Mango Festival Saturday and Sunday, July 9-10

As part of your Summit registration, you'll have full access to the International Mango Festival. Learn more about this annual celebration featuring The King of Tropical Fruit.

Admission Pricing

Mango Festival admission pricing for registrants' spouses, partners, children or friends and other family. 

Free for Fairchild Members
Adults: $25
Seniors (age 65 and up): $18
Children (ages 6-17): $12
Free for children 5 and younger

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