October 28, 2014 / Week N° 44
October 20th, 2014
An Australian industry head says growers may end up leaving the sector as a result of the fenthion ban.
October 17th, 2014
With a 12-month phaseout, Australia has banned almost all horticultural uses for the chemical fenthion.
October 13th, 2014
The Australian government is due to continue with its US$23 million Banana Freckle eradication project.
Greater investment from abroad could shift Australian cherry growers away from their domestic market focus.
October 9th, 2014
A berry from northern Australia has destroyed cancerous tumours in 75% of clinical tests.
October 8th, 2014
After a lengthy process Australia’s new levy-backed horticultural industry body has been formed.
October 1st, 2014
In the face of high labor costs, Australian growers like Kerry Smerdon have looked to premium crops like macadamia nuts and custard apples to gain an edge.
Freshmax says its new intellectual property business will focus on new variety licensing and brand development.
September 26th, 2014
The North American cranberry harvest is underway, with leading cooperative Ocean Spray expanding internationally.
September 25th, 2014
A biological control system used for strawberries has been rejigged by Australian scientists for cherries, and could potentially be applied to a range of other crops.
September 16th, 2014
The finalization of Australia’s FTA with Korea may take the pressure off other Asian citrus markets next season.
September 3rd, 2014
Some Australian fruit will now require less stringent treatment for export to the United States, after authorities recently recognized different states and territories as free of certain pests.
September 1st, 2014
Australian citrus is one of many imported fruits that have suffered from flat sales in China recently.
August 24th, 2014
A leading Australian almond company plans to spend US$59 million on new properties and water entitlements in a bid to double production by 2018.
August 21st, 2014
While Australian apples have counterseasonal advantages, a more competitive market demands high quality.
After frosts that hit the recent crop, Chile stonefruit growers are gearing up for higher production in 2014-15.
August 14th, 2014
Simon Boughey is not too fussed about the loss of the Russian cherry market for now.
August 11th, 2014
Australian ministers have criticized Russia for implementing the import ban and say ‘there are no winners’.
July 29th, 2014
An Australian apple grower looks to ‘broaden’ China-bound exports after the first sea shipment was ‘a big success’.
July 24th, 2014
Retail veteran Greg Foran has been promoted from head of Walmart Asia to CEO of Walmart U.S.
July 23rd, 2014
Berry Gardens and Syngenta will be among the beneficiaries of a U.K. grant for agricultural innovation projects.
July 14th, 2014
Melbourne University research shows broccoli could be used as an alternative treatment for asthma sufferers.
July 4th, 2014
The department that developed Cripps Pink, sold under the brand Pink Lady, has released a new apple variety.
July 3rd, 2014
University of Sydney researchers have unveiled a new robot that could significantly assist farmers.
July 1st, 2014
Australia’s AHEA will have access to new funding to boost online communication and trade relationships in Asia.
The first Australian apple shipment via sea to mainland China is due to arrive this week, featuring a newly developed variety.
June 30th, 2014
The Australian stonefruit sector has been actively promoting itself in China ahead of expected market access approval for nectarines.
June 27th, 2014
A landmark strategic deal with China’s biggest agricultural distributor is set to be a boost for Aussie citrus exports.
June 25th, 2014
Low U.S. production and strong global markets could make for a fantastic Australian lemon season.
June 23rd, 2014
AHEA is optimistic for Australia’s horticultural exports despite government forecasts for a reduction in 2014-15.
June 17th, 2014
A project from Australia’s QUT to develop pro-Vitamin A-enriched bananas is about to reach a whole new level, with a world-first human trial in the United States.
The Philippines’ Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) is hopeful for further market development in the U.S. and Australia.
In a bid to remain competitive, HAL has updated its advice to growers on environmental issues.
June 16th, 2014
Australian horticultural exports are set to decrease by a greater percentage than total farm exports in 2014-15.
June 13th, 2014
HAL will run a pilot program in a bid to eliminate all Mediterranean fruit flies from Western Australia.
A Woolworths decision to renege on an Asian buyer visit commitment has been described as “churlish” by Ausveg.
June 12th, 2014
Australian veggie growers have contacted Jamie Oliver asking him to step in over a spat with Woolworths.
June 2nd, 2014
Australia’s HAL says its members have agreed to transition away from its peak Industry body structure.
May 20th, 2014
Shanghai Supafresh’s Zhang Haitong tells of her impressions from a recent visit to Australian apple orchards.
May 16th, 2014
Barnaby Joyce has hailed Australia’s first table grape exports to South Korea as an ‘exciting milestone’.
May 13th, 2014
APAL has responded relatively well to the review of HAL and says the changes could benefit growers.
May 12th, 2014
Vietnam’s CT Group has been given the go-ahead to develop dragonfruit in Australia’s Northern Territory.
“There was a strong consensus from this feedback that change was required,” say the authors of a report on HAL.
May 8th, 2014
Australian researchers have conducted a comparison in pesticide exposure rates between adults with conventional and organic diets.
The Australian Federal Government has responded to calls for a national strategy in fruit fly control.
May 7th, 2014
New Zealand’s wine sector was not able to beat apple growers’ phenomenal rise in export values last year.
April 25th, 2014
Southern Hemisphere lemon exports are expected to fall this year, contrasted by a rise in easy peelers and a fairly stable situation for orange volume.
April 23rd, 2014
The Australian Government has requested changes to Thai cherry import protocols.
After a three-year hiatus, Aussie stonefruit growers are squeezing in late season shipments to Thailand.
April 22nd, 2014
Citrus Australia plans a strong season in China this year, including diversification with lemons and grapefruit.
April 16th, 2014
The first exports of Australian table grapes to Japan marks the country’s second produce milestone in a week.
April 15th, 2014
Tomatoes, bell peppers and eggplants suffered some of the worst damages from Cyclone Ita in Australia.
April 13th, 2014
Australia’s banana growers have been fortunate that Cyclone Ita weakened from a Category 4 to Category 1.
April 12th, 2014
The Australian Banana Growers’ Council (ABGC) has revealed the first effects of damages from Cyclone Ita.
April 10th, 2014
Mandarins, oranges and macadamia nuts are a few Australian products expected to profit from the Japan FTA.
Australian cherry exporters have gotten more bang for their buck in recent months.
April 9th, 2014
A lower Australian dollar has helped make Tasmanian apple shipments to China more viable.
April 7th, 2014
Horticulture is expected to be one of many beneficiary industries from an Australia-Japan FTA.
March 27th, 2014
As the world’s second largest grower of almonds, Australia has engaged in marketing campaigns to help find a home for extra production.
March 17th, 2014
An Australian company is set to bring its value-added banana technology to the Chinese island of Hainan.
March 12th, 2014
The Australian macadamia nut industry is aggressively pushing for higher yields and new markets.
March 5th, 2014
An Aussie farmer’s bid to get sole non-Bolivian commercial rights for an Amazonian superfruit has paid dividends.
March 4th, 2014
Australian researchers believe an alternative method could help shift negative public perceptions about GMOs.
February 28th, 2014
Victoria-based Murphy Fresh has seen high yields from a Truss tomato developed by Monsanto’s De Ruiter Seeds.
February 25th, 2014
British retailer M&S continues its exotic fruits campaign with an Amazonian specimen related to mangosteens.
February 19th, 2014
Easy ordering trials for fresh produce and other areas aided Coles in a strong half-year earnings result.
February 18th, 2014
A wide range of Australian horticultural products will enjoy an immediate tariff break in Korea.
February 14th, 2014
New Zealand MP Shane Jones has accused the Countdown supermarket of blackmail, racketeering and extortion.
January 31st, 2014
Australia’s pome fruit industry believes growers have a strong future despite the latest SPC decision.
January 30th, 2014
Hong Kong overtook Japan as the leading buyer of Aussie oranges in 2012-13.
January 29th, 2014
Two Chinese experts explain the factors behind this year’s “viral” cherry sales campaign.
January 28th, 2014
A new early cultivar licensing deal has the potential to be a game-changer for the Pink Lady industry.
January 22nd, 2014
Up to 5,000 honey bees in Australia could soon be equipped with special sensors.
January 17th, 2014
Australia’s The Grape House says the industry must focus on “all markets” this export season.
January 10th, 2014
Australia’s Northern Territory government has set up another banana freckle eradication zone in the Virginia area.
January 9th, 2014
Australian companies will now be able to export grape seeds to China following a recent agreement.
December 19th, 2013
The Australian table grape industry expects millions of dollars worth of exports under a new Korean agreement.
December 16th, 2013
A Best Exhibitor Award for Australia Fresh at a Beijing trade fair represents a “significant step forward” for links with China’s CIQA
December 12th, 2013
An Australian preselection inspection of Chinese apples has proven successful for grower Huarong Guoye.
December 10th, 2013
Liu Chuanzhi and Chen Shaopeng talk about fruit investment opportunities in Chile, Australia and the U.S.
December 9th, 2013
With the help of a free trade agreement with Korea, Australia expects to reach AUD$1 billion in nut exports.
December 3rd, 2013
A Ferrero Group subsidiary has imported more than 200,000 Chilean hazelnut trees for planting in Australia.
November 28th, 2013
Beef and dairy companies have dominated the agribusiness part of the Australian Export Awards in recent years, but not in 2013.
Freshworld and Fresh Produce Group are the latest grape licensees of Sun World.
November 26th, 2013
The Australian citrus industry has urged the EFSA not to block South African fruit over citrus black spot concerns.
November 21st, 2013
Lisa Cork addresses the common mistake made by produce marketers – stating the obvious in their packaging.
November 19th, 2013
Australia’s top two retailers have signed a landmark code of conduct for dealings with suppliers.
November 14th, 2013
PMA Australia-New Zealand’s Michael Worthington urges Pacific Rim produce industry players to connect in Auckland’s Fresh Connections in June.
November 13th, 2013
The South Australian government has announced an industry first in tackling Queensland fruit fly.
November 4th, 2013
Italian processed tomato exporters will have to pay duties after an Australian report found grounds for anti-dumping action.
October 30th, 2013
Australia’s Select Harvests Limited has reported higher demand and prices for almonds.
October 28th, 2013
Oppy’s James Milne says the U.S. is moving to a more fixed ‘European’ produce sourcing model as growers seek to cut risks.
October 24th, 2013
WIth low valuations and low debt, China’s produce industry presents great possibilities for cross-border M&A activity.
October 21st, 2013
Australia will focus on pest management to protect its growing berry industry.
October 19th, 2013
A Chinese fruit importer has urged Chilean shippers to lower their price expectations in the market.
October 18th, 2013
A local sourcing move by an Australian retailer will see a drastic reduction of frozen vegetable imports.
October 10th, 2013
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is optimistic a free trade deal can soon be reached with China.
October 7th, 2013
Italian chocolate business Ferrero will source hazelnuts from a new project in New South Wales.
October 4th, 2013
A new partnership will help Australian and Indian researchers work together to tackle common horticultural challenges.
September 24th, 2013
Hot on the heels of mangoes, another subtropical fruit has been approved for export from Australia to the U.S.
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