- COO Flower & Plant greenhouse production farm, Vietnam
- Sales Representative - Leamington (Ontario) Canada
- Assistant Production & Plant Health Manager
- Commercial Manager | Huelva, Spain | Soft Fruits
- Head of International Farming
- Sr. Productinnovatie (R&D) Engineer
- Aftersales Coördinator
- Maintenance Manager - Morehead (KY) USA
- Grower - Morehead (KY) USA
- Labor Manager - Morehead (KY) USA
Top 5 -yesterday
- Indian grape season will start with lower volumes
- "The rains have forced us to stop the harvest and delay the loading"
- Global apple production from 1961 to 2017
- Introducing new slashing equipment on banana plantation has proved to be a real time-saver
- “We deactivate Gram negative bacteria such as E.coli”
Top 5 -last week
Top 5 -last month
First harvest after 20 year breeding programme
AU: Kalei - new scab resistant apple
McVeigh has been to DAFF's Applethorpe Research Station to inspect the first harvest of Kalei.
The apple variety came about after a 20 year long breeding program by the Queensland Government, supported by both Apple and Pear Australia Ltd and Horticulture Australia Ltd.
The apple is being vaunted for its resistance to apple scab.
"The Kalei is a super apple which can withstand apple scab in the orchard and what growers have been crying out for," said McVeigh.
Apple scab has lost Australian grower over $10 million per year in chemical treatments and reduced production levels.
"When it becomes available to the public, consumers will be able to put it in a fruit bowl at home and it will retain its firmness, texture and crispness for up to three weeks," Minister McVeigh continued.
The apples is also said to deliver high yield quantity and the participation of Apple and Pear Australia in the marketing campaign will see the fruit available in supermarkets all over the country.
Apple and Pear Australia director, Ugo Tomasel, said, "It tastes great and its scab and black spot resistant qualities means that growers won’t need to use fungicide which is not only good for consumers and the environment but it’s great for grower’s hip pockets!" he said.
"The trees have shown great potential with fruit of first grade quality, great size and very high pack-outs more than achievable. Its precocity and ability to produce high early yields of top quality fruit will make Kalei a real market leader," Mr Tomasel concluded.
Receive the daily newsletter in your email for free | Click here
Other news in this sector:
- 2019-12-04 Argentina: Blueberry season forecasts
- 2019-12-03 Clemson University student studies disease to aid peach industry
- 2019-12-03 Grape production Peru forecast to reach 648,000 tons in 2019/2020
- 2019-12-02 Freak weather hits Western Australian crops
- 2019-12-02 Unique Japanese fruit
- 2019-12-02 80% of Vietnamese dragon fruit is exported to China
- 2019-12-02 Brazil put in place visual quality standards for fruit and vegetables
- 2019-12-02 Fighting the fly that threatens Chile's fruit
- 2019-11-29 Fruit production Romania is up 40% in last decade
- 2019-11-29 "After a difficult year in 2019, it's reassuring that fruit cooperatives expect an improvement in 2020."
- 2019-11-29 Australian fruit exporters fear trade loss because of Hong Kong protests
- 2019-11-29 Argentine fruit growers continue to struggle with production costs, difficult economic & financial environment
- 2019-11-27 China will remain the largest buyer
- 2019-11-27 SCS425 Luiza, an apple cultivar for Brazilian market
- 2019-11-26 China promotes export of fruit from Hunan
- 2019-11-26 Clove essential oil loaded chitosan nanoparticles preserve the shelf life of pomegranate arils
- 2019-11-25 Chile’s fresh apple, table grape and pear supplies to drop over 2019/2020
- 2019-11-25 Plea to help reduce strawberry farm costs
- 2019-11-22 Imported fruit to see boost in sales
- 2019-11-21 Peaches in summer, persimmons in winter