Ministerial Statement on Horticultural Production in the Northern Territory 7 October 2003 (Dr Burns)
Tabled paper 1069
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Tabled By Timothy Baldwin
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a national mango grower group as their commercialisation partner and are about to test these new varieties. This will provide further opportunities for new market development as well as improve productivity to keep the industry competitive. Madam Speaker, the mango industry has grown from being a niche market industry to a stage of developing export markets. This development will provide opportunity for other sectors of the Northern Territory horticulture industry to piggyback on the logistics and market reputation that mangoes have developed. The infrastructure developed, such as cold storage, packing, freight etc, will be available to other sectors, outside the mango season between September to early December. Crops such as citrus could fit into January to March/April and melons could fit in the period between June to October. This will improve profitability of packing, freight and other logistics. Madam Speaker, Asian Vegetables is a newer sector of the Northern Territory horticulture industry. Nearly ten years ago there was very little production of Asian vegetables in the Page 7
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