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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

Westfalia eyes Colombian avocado growth over coming years

Westfalia Fruit is planning to ramp up production of avocados from Colombia over the coming years, amid expectations the country will become a major supplier to the U.S. and other world markets.
November 25 , 2019

Mexican blueberry exports to rise during 2019-20 season

An industry representative told us about developments, challenges and market diversification as it anticipates an increase in exports this season.
November 25 , 2019

EU avocado market: Large Hass to remain scarce amid strong green-skinned demand

Importers give us their perspective on the European avocado market, which has marked a sharp contrast to last year and which could remain relatively undersupplied for the near future.
November 22 , 2019