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CTA. 1988. Mangoes. Spore 16. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Prinsley, R.T. and G. Tucker (eds.). 1987. Mangoes - a review. ISBN 0 85092 320 4 Available from: Commonwealth Secretariat Marborough House Pall Mall London SW1 5HX UK
This collection of review papers is edited by Dr Roslyn Prinsley and Greg Tucker who see the fruit as one with a great future, providing several obstacles can be overcome. Among these are Anthracnose post-harvest damage, and the short shelf-life of the mango. As there appears to be little potential for the expansion of local markets in most mango-growing areas, there is a need to look for, and to cater for, the export market. There appears to be an ever-increasing demand for mangoes in the European Community, the USA and Canada. With this in mind the papers set out to explo;e all aspects of marketing and to compare the mango with other exotic fruit and vegetables The short shelf-life of the mango itself is the main problem with exporting as it necessitates the use of airfreight, which is expensive. The availability of sea-freight services provides a price advantage to the eastern Caribbean exporters, but the restrictions on the use of ethylene dibromide for fumigation against the fruit-fly in the USA will put a ban on exports from most of the islands. Similarly, the problem of Anthracnose post-harvest damage is serious and jusitifes a complete chapter on methods for its control At the end of each paper there is a list of references or cited literature. As tropical fruits are becoming more popular in Western society and are demanded by g;oups from the Caribbean, Asia and Africa, this book will be invaluable to anyone involved in the production or marketing of mangoes. Prinsley, R.T. and G. Tucker (eds.). 1987. Mangoes - a review. ISBN 0 85092 320 4 Available from: Commonwealth Secretariat Marborough House Pall Mall London SW1 5HX UK