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Kanzi apple harvest kicks off in Australia

630,000 trees of the variety are now planted in Australia with trial export shipments expected this year.
March 22 , 2019

Tasmanian researcher investigates delicate balance for raspberry shelf life

A PhD Candidate at Australia's Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) is testing the efficacy of packaging and processing for extending the shelf life of a very fragile and perishable fruit.
March 22 , 2019

NZ: MPI issues positive update on fruit fly controls in Auckland

Two of the three affected suburbs have now been officially declared free of breeding fruit fly populations.
March 21 , 2019

State of the Market - Week 11, 2019

Arrivals of Indian supply led to slight price declines for white seedless grapes in the European market.
March 21 , 2019

Driscoll's takes California Berry Cultivars (CBC) to court

Driscoll's has filed legal action against a berry breeder alleging patent infringement and conversion of its proprietary strawberry varieties.
March 21 , 2019
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U.K.: Major industry players snap up the next generation of talent at The Fresh Careers Fair 2019 Some of the biggest names in fresh food and drink connected with hundreds of skilled job seekers at the annual recruitment event in London on Wednesday.

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Australia expecting best quality almond crop in a decade In addition, pundits believe the inventory at the end of the U.S. marketing year in August 2019 will be similar to that of 2018

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