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Manual de Práticas para o Melhor Manejo Pós-Colheita da Manga1

Jeffrey K. Brecht, Steven A. Sargent, Adel A. Kader, Elizabeth J. Mitcham, Fernando Maul, Patrick E. Brecht, and Octavio Menocal2

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Improving the quality and consistency of the fresh mangos that are available to consumers in the United States is an important goal of the National Mango Board (NMB). The NMB-funded project, Monitoring and Evaluation of the Mango Supply Chain to Improve Mango Quality (referred to hereafter as the Mango Quality Project), was conducted from December 2007 through April 2009 to identify impediments to successfully meeting that goal. The final deliverable of the Mango Quality Project is this best management practices manual for harvesting and handling mangos marketed in the U.S. The manual includes quality-control procedures to use when monitoring the maturity and quality of mangos in commercial handling operations.

The 77-page manual (10 MB pdf), written in Portuguese, can be downloaded here or by clicking the PDF icon in the top left corner.



This document is HS1194, one of a series of the Horticultural Sciences Department, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date December 2011. Reviewed June 2018. Visit the EDIS website at


Jeffrey K. Brecht (editor), professor; Steven A. Sargent, professor; Octavio Menocal, alumnus (Ph.D, 2014), Horticultural Sciences Department, UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville FL 32611; Adel A. Kader (deceased); Elizabeth J. Mitcham, University of California, Davis; Fernando Maul, Universidad Del Valle, Guatemala; and Patrick E. Brecht, PEB Commodities, LLC, Petaluma, CA.

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations. For more information on obtaining other UF/IFAS Extension publications, contact your county's UF/IFAS Extension office.

U.S. Department of Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A & M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating. Nick T. Place, dean for UF/IFAS Extension.