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Special — Australia/NewZealand
Monsanto launches Kalahari seedless watermelon video
The Seminis ‘Kalahari’ Seedless watermelon developed by Monsanto for the Australian market is the newest edition to the Seminis watermelon portfolio.A new online video discusses what sets ‘Kalahari’ apart from the two leading rival seedless watermelons which share the same genetics. ‘Kalahari’ combines.....
Controlled Ripening Systems Australia Pty Ltd:
AU: New controller for all progressive ripeners and degreeners
The RC3.8 Automatic Ripening Controller is the latest offering from Controlled Ripening Systems Australia Pty Ltd. Designed and manufactured in Australia by Pacific Data Systems, this is the evolution of thirteen years of supplying ripening controllers and components in Australia and internationally. The.....
AU: Faith in regions drives multimillion dollar citrus project
Work is about to begin on a multimillion-dollar investment in the future of the citrus industry at Red Cliffs, Sunraysia. Six shipping containers of Australia’s world-leading citrus packing technology are sitting in a 10,000 square metre shed that for now lies empty. Next week, 36 more containers will.....
AU: Avocado Export Company wins emerging exporter award
The Avocado Export Company is made up of 5 growers and marketers of Australian avocado - mostly hass, but also some shepherd. The fruit is produced in both Queensland and Western Australia, thus ensuring year round availability for a large international coverage.Wayne Franeschi from the company says,.....
Australian summer season promising for AFPC
AFPC Exports is gearing up for a great summer season of Australian fruit. Cherry harvest is just starting, with excellent quality and volumes forecast. The company has Rons, Santina, Bings amongst other worthy varieties starting next week.AFPC is well into the mango supply from Katherine (Northern.....
AU: Finger lime competition needed to ensure sustainable future
Finger limes are a unique product native to Australia. Limeburst is, however, the country's only commercial scale finger lime cultivation operation.The fruit, which has been described as the caviar of the citrus world is harvested from January through until May, though, unusually for citrus, it can.....
NZ: Trevelyan's wins 2012 NZI National Sustainable Business Network Award
After winning the Regional Award for the Bay of Plenty earlier this year, Trevelyan’s is proud to win the 2012 NZI National Sustainable Business Network Award, in the Emerging Large/Corporate category on Thursday, November 22 at The Cloud in Auckland. The judges felt that Trevelyan’s Pack and Cool was a.....
announces new Board members
PMA Australia-New Zealand heralds "New Phase"
News from the Annual General Meeting of PMA Australia-New Zealand Ltd (PMA A-NZ) held on 20 November 2012 included the announcement of new Board members, while the Chair's Address heralded the start of a "new phase" for the organisation. Chairing PMA A-NZ's Board of Directors is Felicity Robson-Rous of.....
AU: Scientists to revolutionise fruit ripening control
Materials scientists from The University of Queensland are set to revolutionise the fresh fruit industry with a new technology that converts gases into a powder form.Professor Bhesh Bhandari and PhD student Mr Binh Ho, from UQ's School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, have developed a technology that will.....
AU: AUSVEG Chairman, Deputy Chair and Audit Chair re-elected
Queensland vegetable grower Mr John Brent has been re-elected unopposed to the position of AUSVEG Chairman following a Board meeting held on Monday 19 November in Melbourne.At the Annual General Meeting (AGM), held on the same day, Mr Brent was also re-elected unopposed to the AUSVEG Board.“AUSVEG has become.....
NZ: Horticulture Export Authority getting an overhaul
The Horticulture Export Authority is getting an overhaul.HEA was set up 25 years ago to provide a way for fruit and vegetable industries to develop their own marketing arrangements through growers and exporters working together.It's used by about half of the 22 horticulture sector groups, including avocados,.....
AU: Latest Tasmanian Fruit Farms Guide released
Fruit Growers Tasmania has selected a North West berry farm to launch the latest edition of the Tasmanian Fruits Farm Guide.The guide outlines all the Tasmanian farms that open their doors to local and international visitors keen for the authentic fruit farm experience.Pick Your Own fruit farm in the south.....
Wonderful Pistachios™ arrive in Australia
Wonderful™ Pistachios has launched into Australian supermarkets nationally, just in time for summer entertaining.The brand’s message to consumers is: “Holiday Snackin’, Get Crackin’”. Packed with a powerful, flavourful crunch, Wonderful Pistachios currently offers three pistachio varieties: Roasted &.....
AU: Parents vote bananas best of the bunch!
Parents have given the thumbs up to Australian Bananas’ new advertising campaign, voting it the winner of the prestigious Parents’ Choice Award for promoting healthy eating to children.Australian Bananas “No No Na Na” campaign was today announced the winner of the award as part of the annual Fame & Shame.....