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Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture

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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
Student Umar Muhammad
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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