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Australia develops non-invasive mango ripeness-testing device

The project sees high-resolution satellite imagery combined with data from hand-held fruit-scanning devices to better map variations in mango tree health, crop yield and fruit maturity.
March 18 , 2020

Chilean fruit exports to Asia running higher despite overall decline this season

Shipments to the region from Sept. 1 to March 4 were registered up by 10% at 367,000 metric tons (MT), while total exports are down by 5% at 1.1m MT.
March 05 , 2020

U.S.: Safeway workers to strike while negotiations are stalled

On Thursday Safeway's union will decide if it will reject the management's pension policies after being in a stand still since October, workers may strike.
March 03 , 2020

Australia: High-tech map shows fruit, macadamia farms hit by bushfires

Amid devastating bushfire activity across Australia, scientists have released a map that shows avocado, mango, olive, banana, macadamia and citrus orchards that have been impacted.
January 21 , 2020

Crop doctor app Plantix fills small-holder farmer advisory gap and democratizes knowledge

An innovative app that has around one million active users is helping to democratize knowledge and revolutionize farming for small-holder growers, providing them with crucial information that was previously scarcely available.
December 12 , 2019

Pink Lady entities in Australia, U.S. reach deal for 'integrated global network'

"This is is a very exciting and significant step for our respective organizations and for the broader Pink Lady global network," said Andrew Hooke, COO of APAL.
December 11 , 2019

Zespri board decides to commercialize red kiwifruit

Zespri CEO Dan Mathieson says the decision to launch a red kiwifruit variety - described as having a sweet berry-tinged flavour - is a significant milestone.
December 04 , 2019

U.S.: 16 people now sickened from hepatitis A linked to blackberries

The blackberries are believed to have been sold at the Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, but the company says "there is no reason to believe that any of the product was contaminated via handling in our stores".
December 03 , 2019

Colombian avocado peak season timing a major advantage, says Mission Produce

Representatives of Mission Produce and Cartama discuss some of Colombia's biggest advantages as an avocado supplier and delve more deeply into their plans in the country.
December 03 , 2019

U.S.: Citrus greening detected in San Bernardino County

Greening citrus disease was detected in San Bernardino County in California, sparking the spread of the quarantined area in efforts to stop its spread.
November 25 , 2019