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International Mango Conference at Fairchild

International Mango Conference at Fairchild

When: Friday, July 12, 2019 9:00 AM to Friday, July 12, 2019 5:00 PM

Fairchild's International Mango Conference features expert speakers focusing on the latest research and development in the Mango industry. Ticket price is per person. Lunch is included on Friday.  Ticket includes entry to the 27th Annual International Mango & Tropical Fruit Festival.


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Location: Rose & McQuillan Arts Center, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Center

The mango world continues to evolve and we are facing a number of important challenges in order to remain profitable in the mango business.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden will hold the International Mango Conference on July 12,  2019. This 1-day event of the International Mango Festival allows for the opportunity to network with growers and to take an in-depth look at the production of quality in mango production world-wide. Registration for the International Mango Conference will also provide for entry to both days of the International Mango Festival at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables.

Please join us this summer as we continue to address the challenges facing mango growers worldwide.

Registration fee: $80.00
Members: $65.00

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More information about the International Mango & Tropical Fruit Festival.



8:30 a.m. Registration

9:00 a.m. Welcome Introduction

9:15 a.m. Mangos of the Dominican Republic, Mr. Osmar C. Benite, Minister of Agriculture of the Dominican Republic

10:00 a.m.  National Mango Board,  Dr. Manuel Michel

10:45 a.m. Current Status of Local Mango industry in South Florida, Dr. Jonathan Crane, Univ of Florida

11:15 a.m. South Florida Mango Estate Farm, Dr. Noris Ledesma, FTBG

12:00 Lunch

1:00 p.m. Sensory evaluation of 15 mango cultivars in South FloridaDr. Noris Ledesma, Luzmila Andrea Nieto Cuello, and Luisa Fernanda Pacheco Blanco, University of Magdalena, Colombia.

1:45 a.m. Update Mango Breeding at Fairchild: Pollen and Anther Morphological Characterization of 18 accessions of Mangifera species,, Pedro del Llano Rivas, Rodrigo Vasquez Lopez, Sergio Roberto Marquez,  University of Chapingo,  Mexico and Noris Ledesma, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Miami, FL

2:00 p.m. Mango Pollen Collection and Preservation method for Mangifera M. odorata,  M. lalijiwa y M. laurina, Rodrigo Vasquez Lopez, Pedro del Llano Rivas, Sergio Roberto Marquez,  University of Chapingo,  Mexico and Noris Ledesma, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Miami, FL.

2:15 p.m. Organic Mango production in South Florida, Dr. Steven Green, University of Miami

3:00 p.m. Mango Production in Mexico, Dr. Sergio Roberto Márquez Berber, University of Chapingo, Mexico

3:45 p.m.  Mango Forum

4:30 p.m. First Look and Discussion of “Mangos of the Word Display”


Travel Information

The Growers' Summit and Mango Festival take place at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, located in Coral Gables, Florida, about 10 miles south of Miami International Airport, detailed driving directions can be found here. Nearby hotels include Sonesta Coconut GroveThe Biltmore Hotel and the Miami Marriott Dadeland

Sponsored by the National Mango Board

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Please Note: To ensure the safety of our guests, there will be no tram tours during this event.