|Project name||Resin canal disease in mango|
|Funding bodies||Australian Research Council (ARC) Industrial Transformation Research Program, Woolworths & University of Tasmania|
|Lead researcher||Associate Professor Alistair Gracie|
|Partners||Northern Territory Government|
PhD Candidate Umar Muhammad has found critical clues about the cause of Resin Canal Discolouration (RCD) in Australian mangoes.
The cause of the mango browning disorder RCD, had stumped growers until 2019. The breakthrough came after several years of experiments and research in the Northern Territory by Umar and Northern Territory Government researchers.
They discovered that RCD occurs post-harvest and that avoiding contamination is essential to prevent it.
The research will help to develop RCD management strategies and could save the industry up to $10 million per year.
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