This volume of Acta Horticulturae contains the scientific reports and world production papers of the 4th International Mango Symposium. This symposium, sponsored by the University of Florida, IFAS, Tropical Research and Education and the International Society of Horticultural Sciences, was held 5–10 July 1992 in Miami Beach, Florida, United States of America. Several other academic institutions provided valuable assistance, including the USDA, Subtropical and Tropical Horticultural Research Unit, Miami, Florida and Fairchild Tropical Garden, Miami, Florida. In addition, many corporations, organizations, and individuals donated their support to make the symposium a success.

Attendance at the symposium far exceeded our expectations and indicates the increasing importance and attention mango is receiving world-wide. More than five hundred registered participants representing fifty-one countries attended.

The editor for this proceedings was Bruce Schaffer. He was assisted by an editorial review board who put forth a great deal of effort editing manuscripts. The board was composed of: C. W. Campbell (World Production), J.H. Crane (Horticultural Practices), T.L. Davenport (Strees Physiology, Growth and Development), R.E. Litz, R.J. Knight, Jr., and R.J. Schnell (Taxonomy, Breeding and Genetics), J.E. Peñia (Entomology), R.C. Ploetz (Plant Pathology), and R.G. McGuire and C.A. Campbell (Postharvest Physiology, Handling and Processing).

The organizing committee wishes to thank all of those numerous organizations and individual volunteers who helped make this symposium a success. We also wish to thank the International Society for Horticultural Science for printing and distributing these proceedings. A special thanks is extended to all of the participants. Your interest, participation, and dedication to mango research and production helped make this a truly international symposium.

Convenor of the Symposium

CRANE, DR. J.H. (1993). FORWARD. Acta Hortic. 341, 29-30
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1993.341.0

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