Mango growers expect good prices in Mandalay

fruitMandalay, 23 March — Mango growers in Mandalay Region are expecting good prices this season due to strong demand, but large crop yields resulting from favourable weather may put downward pressure on prices.
At present, most growers and buyers have agreed to sell the fruits to respective brokerages, but the growers forecast high yield of fruits may push down prices in the market.
Teams of agriculturists have been sharing their knowledge of cultivation technology and other insights with growers. They aim to help propel Myanmar mangoes onto the international market, while also establishing locally grown produce within the domestic market.
Growers have also been studying techniques for pest-free cultivation.
In Mandalay and its surrounding areas, growers graft budding mangoes onto trees in order to produce the best quality fruit from the most desirable strains. Most of them grow Sein Ta Lone mangoes which command good prices in the Chinese market.
An experienced grower said, “Myanmar will have a high mango yield in 2015.” Tein Taman

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