National Mango Board is Hosting a Ripening Webinar for Retailers

The National Mango Board (NMB) in conjunction with the University of California, Davis (Department of Plant Science) will be hosting a free Mango Ripening Webinar on Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014 at 4pm EST. The webinar will discuss why mango ripening is important to the U.S. consumer and how to utilize the NMB’s new Mango Handling and Ripening Protocol.

“The NMB provides an abundant amount of tools for the industry to consider if they want to develop their own ripening system,” says William Watson, executive director for the NMB. During the webinar, the NMB will showcase their new ripening tool, Mango Handling and Ripening Protocol, which will be available to the industry to utilize in their business.

In addition, Dr. Carlos Crisosto, Department of Plant Sciences – University of California, Davis, will discuss the benefits of implementing a ripening program and share insights on the positive effects ripening has on mango consumers and acceptance.

Speakers and topics will include:

  • Introduction – Megan McKenna, National Mango Board
  • Why Ripening is Important to Mango Consumers – Dr. Carlos Crisosto, University of California, Davis
  • Ripening Success Stories – Pamela Riemenschneider, Produce Retailer magazine Editor and The Packer Retail Editor
  • NEW TOOL: Mango Handling and Ripening Protocol, Wendy McManus, National Mango Board

The webinar is geared toward mango importers, wholesalers and brokers; retail distribution center and quality assurance experts; and buyers, category managers and merchandisers. For more information or to register for this webinar, please visit

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