- Account Manager
- Lead IoT Engineer - KAUST near Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
- Quality Assurance System Manager
- Junior Quality Control Technician
- Regional Sales Manager - Root, Switzerland
- Horticulture Specialist - Guelph (Ontario) Canada
- Technical Director - Brussels, Belgium
- Senior Maintenance Engineer - USA East coast greenhouse facility, location negotiable
- Greenhouse Assistant - Abbotsford (BC) Canada
- Technical Service Manager - remote, US based
Top 5 -last week
Top 5 -last month
Western Australia's largest mango and grapefuit plantations sold
The owner of Perth's Spud Shed Supermarkets, Tony Galati, has purchased both farms for an unknown sum.
The farms in Kununurra run 120,000 mango trees and 80,000 red grapefruit trees and were owned by the managed investment company Rewards Group, until it went into administration in 2010.
Mr Galati says he plans to ramp up operations by next year.
"There isn't much more to expand," he said.
"All we need to do is get the (mango) trees up and running and get them producing. At the moment, their potential yield is about 10 per cent of what it can yield. They have still got a long way to go."
The sale of the property includes a packing shed which can handle 1.2 million trays and was built for $6 million.
Mr Galati says his company is looking to invest in more processing equipment.
"This property produces a lot of class 2 and class 3 fruit and it's a waste to see it thrown out, so we've already made enquiries to bring a processing plant in from overseas, so we can produce out own mango cheeks, produce our own pulp and we're looking at a hydrator to dry the mangoes as well.
"It'll be another avenue, not just for us, but for other growers, so if they've got the fruit available we'll buy it off them."
Mr Galati says the company is also interested in growing bananas in the Ord Irrigation Scheme.
Receive the daily newsletter in your email for free | Click here
Other news in this sector:
- 2021-01-22 The EC will take the citrus sector into account in the next evaluation of the trade agreement with South Africa
- 2021-01-22 "Lots of demand for Spanish citrus"
- 2021-01-22 20% increase in volumes of Maltaise oranges from Tunisia this year
- 2021-01-22 Marketing of Andalusian Sanguinelli oranges kicks off
- 2021-01-21 Citrus and other items shipping for Chinese New Year
- 2021-01-21 Pakistan kinnow exports thwarted by Afghan import duties
- 2021-01-21 Florida citrus packinghouse sold
- 2021-01-21 UK trade deregulation welcomed ahead of steep South African soft citrus growth
- 2021-01-21 Spain's citrus sector saved 676 million liters of water
- 2021-01-21 Clementine producers are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel
- 2021-01-20 Egyptian citrus season started off strong
- 2021-01-20 Spanish citrus prices increased by 19% in 2020 compared to the last 5 seasons
- 2021-01-20 Valencia oranges slightly higher in price due to increased freight rates
- 2021-01-20 Citrus growers in Valencia see a positive effect of Covid
- 2021-01-20 California growers reminded to stay alert for Asian citrus psyllid
- 2021-01-20 "This year there is again speculation with second season citrus varieties"
- 2021-01-20 UK has deregulated citrus imports, including those from South Africa
- 2021-01-20 Peru's mandarin achieves a new export record in 2020
- 2021-01-19 Myanmar sees bumper harvest of mandarin oranges
- 2021-01-19 Linbo™️ late tangerines to become available soon