April 18, 2014 / Week N° 16

Posts Tagged Australia

First Aussie grapes arrive in Japan

April 16th, 2014

The first exports of Australian table grapes to Japan marks the country’s second produce milestone in a week.

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Australia: vegetables fare worst in initial cyclone assessments

April 15th, 2014

Tomatoes, bell peppers and eggplants suffered some of the worst damages from Cyclone Ita in Australia.

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Australia: Cyclone Ita caused “minimal banana crop losses”, says ABGC

April 13th, 2014

Australia’s banana growers have been fortunate that Cyclone Ita weakened from a Category 4 to Category 1.

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Cyclone Ita hits Australian banana growers

April 12th, 2014

The Australian Banana Growers’ Council (ABGC) has revealed the first effects of damages from Cyclone Ita.

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Australian citrus, nuts and cherries to benefit from Japan FTA

April 10th, 2014

Mandarins, oranges and macadamia nuts are a few Australian products expected to profit from the Japan FTA.

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Volumes down, values up for Australian cherries

April 10th, 2014

Australian cherry exporters have gotten more bang for their buck in recent months.

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First Aussie apples arrive in China

April 9th, 2014

A lower Australian dollar has helped make Tasmanian apple shipments to China more viable.

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Australia reaches FTA with Japan

April 7th, 2014

Horticulture is expected to be one of many beneficiary industries from an Australia-Japan FTA.

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Australian almonds to hit record production

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.

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Papyrus Australia to process banana fiber in China

March 17th, 2014

An Australian company is set to bring its value-added banana technology to the Chinese island of Hainan.

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Staying competitive is key for Australia’s native nut

March 12th, 2014

The Australian macadamia nut industry is aggressively pushing for higher yields and new markets.

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An inside look at Australia’s adopted achachas

March 5th, 2014

An Aussie farmer’s bid to get sole non-Bolivian commercial rights for an Amazonian superfruit has paid dividends.

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Australian scientists to tackle GM negativity

March 4th, 2014

Australian researchers believe an alternative method could help shift negative public perceptions about GMOs.

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Aussie grower observes strong results for Monsanto tomato

February 28th, 2014

Victoria-based Murphy Fresh has seen high yields from a Truss tomato developed by Monsanto’s De Ruiter Seeds.

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Aussie-grown Bolivian superfruit debuts in the U.K.

February 25th, 2014

British retailer M&S continues its exotic fruits campaign with an Amazonian specimen related to mangosteens.

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Australia: Coles parent company records profit growth

February 19th, 2014

Easy ordering trials for fresh produce and other areas aided Coles in a strong half-year earnings result.

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Korean FTA brings tariff break for Australian cherries, citrus, nuts

February 18th, 2014

A wide range of Australian horticultural products will enjoy an immediate tariff break in Korea.

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New Zealand MP calls foul play by Aussie-owned Countdown

February 14th, 2014

New Zealand MP Shane Jones has accused the Countdown supermarket of blackmail, racketeering and extortion.

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Australia: APAL ‘disappointed’ with rejection of SPC aid package

January 31st, 2014

Australia’s pome fruit industry believes growers have a strong future despite the latest SPC decision.

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Australian orange industry hits export high

January 30th, 2014

Hong Kong overtook Japan as the leading buyer of Aussie oranges in 2012-13.

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China facing widespread cherry shortage, says importer

January 29th, 2014

Two Chinese experts explain the factors behind this year’s “viral” cherry sales campaign.

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U.S.: Brandt’s Fruit Trees gains global license for Aussie apple cultivar

January 28th, 2014

A new early cultivar licensing deal has the potential to be a game-changer for the Pink Lady industry.

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Bee sensors take flight to fight Colony Collapse Disorder

January 22nd, 2014

Up to 5,000 honey bees in Australia could soon be equipped with special sensors.

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Australian grape season running early, says exporter

January 17th, 2014

Australia’s The Grape House says the industry must focus on “all markets” this export season.

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Australian territory raises funding for banana freckle fight

January 10th, 2014

Australia’s Northern Territory government has set up another banana freckle eradication zone in the Virginia area.

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Aussie grape seeds gain access to Chinese market

January 9th, 2014

Australian companies will now be able to export grape seeds to China following a recent agreement.

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Australian table grapes gain access to Korean market

December 19th, 2013

The Australian table grape industry expects millions of dollars worth of exports under a new Korean agreement.

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China: Australian trade mission bolsters produce ties

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

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China: Australian inspectors approve Shanxi apples

December 12th, 2013

An Australian preselection inspection of Chinese apples has proven successful for grower Huarong Guoye.

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China: excess fruit demand drives Joyvio’s global sourcing push

December 10th, 2013

Liu Chuanzhi and Chen Shaopeng talk about fruit investment opportunities in Chile, Australia and the U.S.

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Australia-Korea trade agreement positive for ag exports

December 9th, 2013

With the help of a free trade agreement with Korea, Australia expects to reach AUD$1 billion in nut exports.

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Australian authorities approve Chilean hazelnut tree consignment

December 3rd, 2013

A Ferrero Group subsidiary has imported more than 200,000 Chilean hazelnut trees for planting in Australia.

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Walnuts Australia wins top gong for agriculture in export awards

November 28th, 2013

Beef and dairy companies have dominated the agribusiness part of the Australian Export Awards in recent years, but not in 2013.

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Sun World names grape marketers in Australia, South Africa

November 28th, 2013

Freshworld and Fresh Produce Group are the latest grape licensees of Sun World.

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Australian industry backs South African citrus in Europe

November 26th, 2013

The Australian citrus industry has urged the EFSA not to block South African fruit over citrus black spot concerns.

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The Packaging Pitch: words matter when it comes to packaging

November 21st, 2013

Lisa Cork addresses the common mistake made by produce marketers – stating the obvious in their packaging.

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Leading players reach retail-supplier code in Australia

November 19th, 2013

Australia’s top two retailers have signed a landmark code of conduct for dealings with suppliers.

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Opinion: building the Pacific Rim’s produce powerhouse

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.

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South Australia takes pre-emptive action to ensure fruit fly-free status

November 13th, 2013

The South Australian government has announced an industry first in tackling Queensland fruit fly.

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Australian govt suspects Italian tomato exporters of dumping

November 4th, 2013

Italian processed tomato exporters will have to pay duties after an Australian report found grounds for anti-dumping action.

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Australian almond pricing sees boost from California drought

October 30th, 2013

Australia’s Select Harvests Limited has reported higher demand and prices for almonds.

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North American produce consignment model evolving

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.

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Opportunities ripe for Chinese produce consolidation, says NAB

October 24th, 2013

WIth low valuations and low debt, China’s produce industry presents great possibilities for cross-border M&A activity.

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Australia identifies key pests to protect berry industry

October 21st, 2013

Australia will focus on pest management to protect its growing berry industry.

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Chile must watch out for Australia-China FTA, says importer

October 19th, 2013

A Chinese fruit importer has urged Chilean shippers to lower their price expectations in the market.

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Australia: Woolworths to cut frozen vegetable imports

October 18th, 2013

A local sourcing move by an Australian retailer will see a drastic reduction of frozen vegetable imports.

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Australian govt hopes for China FTA within 12 months

October 10th, 2013

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is optimistic a free trade deal can soon be reached with China.

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Italy: Ferrero to source Australian hazelnuts

October 7th, 2013

Italian chocolate business Ferrero will source hazelnuts from a new project in New South Wales.

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Horticulture Australia signs deal with Indian govt

October 4th, 2013

A new partnership will help Australian and Indian researchers work together to tackle common horticultural challenges.

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U.S. approves access for Aussie litchis

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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Australian mangoes “one step closer” to U.S. Christmas sales

September 23rd, 2013

Australia’s mango industry is excited about U.S. export prospects but realistic about the challenges involved.

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Australian mango exporters gain U.S. access

September 19th, 2013

Australian mango growers have been given a pleasant surprise as the season gets underway, with the approval of U.S. market access.

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Peru grants approval for Korea pear and pepper imports

September 12th, 2013

A recent approval is expected to “establish a bridgehead” for Korean fruit exports to Latin America.

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Malaysia: new facility to boost fruit import trade, claims Chop Tong Guan

September 10th, 2013

A recent Asia Fruit Award winner discusses the key fruits that are making ground in the Malaysian market.

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Australian cherry production could rise in 2013-14

September 9th, 2013

A USDA report forecasts jumps and falls in the production of different Australian stonefruit crops in 2013-14.

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Australian researcher conducts world’s first pineapple microarray

September 5th, 2013

A University of Queensland scientist has found important gene promoters in pineapples that could help toward health outcomes.

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Australian researchers branch out with robot farming

September 2nd, 2013

Automated fruit harvesting is the ultimate goal of Australian robot trials that have shown positive results in field intelligence.

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Aussie grape growers gear up for Asian export season

August 26th, 2013

Australia’s grape export season is still several months away but registrations and protocol training are just around the corner.

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GM bananas: from nutrition to disease resistance

August 23rd, 2013

Australian researchers have the developing world in mind with GM bananas, but results could have broader implications.

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HortNZ takes a stab at Australian tomatoes

August 15th, 2013

HortNZ has raised concerns over the irradiation of imported Australian tomatoes and peppers.

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Californian peaches, nectarines take off in Australia

August 15th, 2013

John Baker says there is still much to be learned in Australia for Californian stonefruit exporters.

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Australian authorities intercept citrus pest in curry leaves

August 13th, 2013

Two Australian biosecurity officers have potentially saved the country’s citrus industry from devastating disease HLB.

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Chinese apple market “very interesting” this year, says importer

August 13th, 2013

Lantao’s John Wang gives his verdict on the varying quality and prospects in China for imported apples, grapes, citrus and cherries.

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A “refreshing” season for Australian citrus exporters

August 12th, 2013

Australian citrus players discuss Asian demand, currency conditions and wider export options in the United States.

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Opinion: currency and politics bring positive outlook for Aussie produce

August 7th, 2013

The Australian dollar has fallen at almost twice the rate of currencies from competitors, prompting optimism from produce exporters.

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Australia’s first banana vending machine takes off in Brisbane

August 2nd, 2013

The company behind Australia’s Banana Bar vending machine has its sights set on expansion.

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Horticulture Australia to conduct structural review

July 26th, 2013

Horticulture Australia Limited wants to examine how to “make growers’ levies work harder”.

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Australia investigates possible fruit dumping from South Africa, Italy

July 12th, 2013

South African and Italian produce will be the first under investigation by Australia’s new Anti-Dumping Commission.

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More Australian fruit set for the Philippines

July 10th, 2013

A wide range of Australia fruit has been given greater access to the Philippines.

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Australia: orange juice imports decline, alongside consumption

July 5th, 2013

Orange juice concentrate from Brazil is rapidly declining in Australia, but that isn’t necessarily good news for local growers.

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The Packaging Pitch: I love men! (as shoppers that is)

July 1st, 2013

Lisa Cork analyzes some man-targeting packaging that the produce industry could take on board.

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Chinese demand “phenomenal”, says Citrus Australia

June 26th, 2013

Citrus Australia has seen a sharp uptick in orange demand in China, and is optimistic for U.S. prospects under the new import system.

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“We are eating into the future”, says Global Foresight Network founder

June 24th, 2013

Michael McAllum calls for a more sustainable food model based on renewable energy and agroecology.

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Rapid growth for Australian macadamia exports

June 24th, 2013

Nuts are Australia’s biggest horticultural export and the native macadamia is showing particular strength overseas.

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Developing a food safety culture – ‘dude, wash your hands!’

June 17th, 2013

While speaking at PMA Fresh Connections, a U.S. scientist said Australia needed a stronger food safety culture.

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Oppy upbeat on Australian citrus imports

June 4th, 2013

Oppy’s James Milne describes plans for the upcoming Australian citrus deal in North America.

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Australia: study shows how strawberries fight Fusarium wilt

May 31st, 2013

It is hoped that new Australian research into Fusarium wilt will help breed more resistant strawberry varieties.

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Citrus Australia backs National Food Plan

May 28th, 2013

Citrus Australia CEO Judith Damiani says “Let’s get on with transforming the mining boom into the dining boom”.

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Australian govt launches ambitious food branding campaign

May 28th, 2013

The Australian government plans to build on the country’s strong reputation for food quality with a new international branding initiative.

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Ausveg invites Asian delegates to find Australian produce opportunities

May 22nd, 2013

Key stakeholders from Japan, Malaysia and Hong Kong will visit Australia later this month to see the range of veggies it has on offer.

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Pakistan’s mango sector eyes Australian potential

May 20th, 2013

Australian inspectors are expected to visit Pakistan soon to review the country’s mango export procedures.

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Opinion: the outlook for Australian produce imports

May 9th, 2013

Michael Worthington says Australian growers need to consider how to deal with potentially higher fresh produce imports.

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Indonesian restrictions lead to “one big mess of juice and grape flesh”

May 6th, 2013

AHEA’s Maxwell Summers discusses the impacts of Indonesian import quotas and the opening of a new Asian market for Australia.

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Australia to achieve year-round blueberry supply

April 25th, 2013

Fields in northern Queensland have the potential to put Australia into a situation of year-round blueberry supply.

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Australia: pre-shipment inspection available for Californian cherries

April 23rd, 2013

Australia will add cherries from California to its pre-shipment inspection program.

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Citrus Australia expects higher orange, mandarin volumes

April 23rd, 2013

Australia’s mandarin production is set to rise this year despite the impact of floods in Queensland.

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Fruit fly found in South Australia

April 19th, 2013

Fruit fly has been found in the only mainland Australian state that has been free of the pest, prompting an active eradication program.

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Australia puts weight behind effort to reopen Indonesian market to imports

April 17th, 2013

Pressure has been placed on Indonesia to end restrictive import quotas, linked to possible corruption.

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Draft report recommends Western Australian access for Californian grapes

April 11th, 2013

Western Australia may join the rest of the country in allowing Californian grape imports.

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Lower prices cause grape divide for Australian growers

April 10th, 2013

High volume, early season grapes are pushing Australian growers to assess their options for survival.

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Asian growth drives record Aussie cherry deal

April 9th, 2013

A recent Australian cherry report looks at export dynamics by state and destination.

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Australia: raspberry import causes bumblebee scare

April 9th, 2013

A bumblebee was found in a raspberry package in Western Australia, posing a threat to the state’s ecosystem.

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Australia: Tasmanian cherry crop hit record in 2012-13

April 5th, 2013

A good growing season and less Chilean competition helped boost Australian cherries in 2012-13.

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Australia slashes China-bound grape projections

March 28th, 2013

The demand is high but Australia has had to cut back its expected grape shipments to China this year.

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Cherry-plum hybrid ready for marketing in E.U., Turkey

March 22nd, 2013

Developers hope the Nadia cherry-plum hybrid will lead a new generation of fruit.

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Australian fertilizer company contests strict organic standards

March 20th, 2013

Australia’s Nutri-Tech Solutions has called organic standards “nitpicking” after losing certification for certain products.

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Australia: quarantine fees threaten foreign fruit trade

March 14th, 2013

New inspection charges are pushing costs out of reach for some Australian fruit exporters.

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Australia: Giant African snail found in Queensland

March 12th, 2013

A snail that could pose a high biosecurity risk has been found in an Australian container yard.

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South Australia aims for citrus record

March 5th, 2013

Mandarins and navel oranges may drive a record year for South Australian citrus production.

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Australia: costs add up as flood waters recede

March 4th, 2013

An Aussie citrus grower says floods have taken their toll financially, but crops should still be stable.

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