Top End farmer Andrew Dalglish says a record-low wet season and shortage of seasonal workers prevented him producing up to 80 per cent of his mango crop last year.
- Top End mango farmers say they have lost about $10 million in crops
- The Northern Territory is responsible for more than half of the nation’s mangoes
- There are hopes 750 seasonal workers will help avoid a repeat next season
“It puts you back a few years but farming is not a straight line … you get some good ones and you get some bad ones,” he said, referring to the worst production season on his Katherine property in years.
But while Top End mango growers suffered loses totalling about $10 million last year, they are expecting a record crop for the 2021 season, which…