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News updates for the fresh produce business in Australia and New Zealand.

AFL VN export seminar panel discussion

Great potential for Vietnam exports


Modernising production methods and managing growth of China market among key issues for Vietnam’s fresh fruit exports, hear attendees at Asia Fruit Logistica seminar

Costa Vitor Citrus

Clearing skies for Costa


Positive outlook for Australian-headquartered fresh produce company as weather improves

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West Australian avocados gain access to Thailand


Thai authorities approve access for key growing region which will provide a boost for Australian avocado exports

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Winter edition to be distributed at Australasia’s leading horticultural event

AFC on AFL showfloor

Tickets on sale for Asia Fruit Logistica


Visitors can buy their tickets online now to save up to 40 per cent and beat the queues in Hong Kong


New Zealand agritech must credit Biolumic

New Zealand ag-tech injection


Government commits nearly NZ$30m to accelerate the development and adoption of technologies in horticulture

Australian Rockmelon

Australian melons chase bigger slice of Asia


South-East Asia is a high priority for Australian melon industry as it looks to grow exports

Jen Scoular

New Zealand Avocado CEO to resign


Jen Scoular to step aside after more than a decade in the role

Jolyon Burnett chair NFF horticulture council

New NFF horticulture chair appointed


Jolyon Burnett to replace Fiona Simson as chairperson of the National Farmers’ Federation Horticulture Council

QUT Distinguished Professor James Dale with young banana plants in a shadehouse at the QUT field trial site in the Northern Territory

New genetically modified banana to tackle TR4


Australian-developed genetically modified cavendish banana submitted for regulatory approval


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Citrus garrawayi, one of a number of native Australian citrus species credit Megan Pope

Australian fruit could hold key to citrus greening answer


A genome map of a native lime could pave the way for the development of disease-resistant citrus varieties

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MOYA 2023 finalists announced


Top three announced for Australasia’s premier marketing award

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Queensland tropical fruit on show


Taste of Tropical Queensland Showcase welcomes buyers and distributors from around the country and globe

Wholesale market employee holding box of veg

WUWM launches Love Your Local Market


The importance of wholesale markets will be emphasised and celebrated globally throughout May

Cherries customs export

Australian budget bolsters biosecurity


Fresh produce industry welcomes more funding for biosecurity systems from federal government