Three mango hybrids will soon transition to the next phase of their commercial development. Australia’s Department of Agriculture and Fisheries will be taking over role as lead licensor.
The varieties, currently known as NMBP-1201, NMBP-4069 and NMBP-1243 were produced during the National Mango Breeding Program. They are being grown by over twenty producers on orchards in Western Australia, the Northern Territory, Queensland and New South Wales.
The breeding rights to these mangoes are currently protected by Plant Breeders Rights granted through IP Australia. CSIRO led the commercialization of the varieties on behalf of the NMBP state and territory partners. It licensed Newmanco in 2015 for the commercial rights to the three varieties.
As reported on northqueenslandregister.com.au¸ Newmanco, CSIRO, and the state and territory partners have since met to make a new agreement which will see DAF taking on the Licensor role moving forward.