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Mango Postharvest Best Management Practices Manual1

Jeffrey K. Brecht, Steven A. Sargent, Adel A. Kader, Elizabeth J. Mitcham, Fernando Maul, Patrick E. Brecht, and Octavio Menocal 2

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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 US. The manual includes quality-control procedures to use when monitoring the maturity and quality of mangos in commercial handling operations.

The 73-page manual can be downloaded by clicking the PDF icon in the top left corner, or click here.


1. This document is HS1185, one of a series of the Horticultural Sciences Department, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date December 2010. Revised May 2017 and October 2020. Visit the EDIS website at
2. Jeffrey K. Brecht, professor, Horticultural Sciences Department; Steven A. Sargent, professor, Horticultural Sciences Department; Adel A. Kader, University of California, Davis; Elizabeth J. Mitcham, University of California, Davis; Fernando Maul, Universidad Del Valle, Guatemala; Patrick E. Brecht, PEB Commodities, LLC; and Octavio Menocal, Horticultural Sciences Department; UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville FL 32611.

Publication #HS1185

Date: 10/22/2020

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