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					                                                          MANGO defect guide
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Correct identification
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Good communication
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Better Mangoes
MANGO defect guide
                                                         This guide is to help mango handlers identify the common defects that appear during handling in the supply chain. Correct identification and good feedback through the chain will identify where improvements can be made.



                                                             1        Stem end rots
                                                                                                                 2         Dendritic spot
                                                                                                                                                                   3           Anthracnose
                                                                                                                                                                               3a. Body anthracnose                   4               Sapburn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         5a.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Skin browning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           6          Lenticel spot

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Abrasion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Fine brown
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         scratches
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         or rub
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         marks.




                                                                                                                                                                   3b.
                     111005/2602 Artwork by Top At Art




                                                           Rot developing                                                                                          Stem end
                                                                                                                                                                   anthracnose
                                                           Fast-growing,                                                                                           A black rot,                                       Dark brown spots
                                                           watery, soft rots                                                                                       usually rounded                                    and blotches, often
                                                           that penetrate deep                                                                                     and slightly sunken.                               slightly sunken. Can                                                                                 Round or star shaped brown spots scattered
                                                           into the flesh.                                     Small black spots with irregular edges.             Appears on the body                                appear as runs or                                                                                    over the skin.
                                                           Grey-brown or black                                 The rot is slow growing and does not penetrate      of the fruit or around the stem.                   streaks down the
                                                           with no obvious spores.                             deep into the flesh.                                The rot does not penetrate deep into the flesh.    cheek or scattered                                  5b. Sap
                                                                                                                                                                   Pink spores may be present when the rot is         around the stem and                                 Light to dark brown flecking, spots, blotches,
                                                         Photographs from the DPI collection by Scott Ledger, Rowland Holmes and Tony Cooke.                       advanced.                                          shoulder.                                           smears or rings.
                                                         Contact IDM@mangoes.net.au for additional copies of this guide.

				
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