Supply news from Produce Plus

Coverage of local and international fruit and vegetable suppliers in Australia and New Zealand, including news and analysis of key areas such as production, trade, exports, logistics, and research and development.

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T&G commisions automated Hawke’s Bay packhouse


First phase of state-of-the-art apple packhouse is complete helping T&G manage increased volume growth and lift productivity

Buy West Eat Best Western Australia citrus

Citrus season kicks off in Western Australia


Locally grown citrus fruit to receive special promotion across the state’s supermarkets

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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

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

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

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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Queensland tropical fruit on show


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

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Australian budget bolsters biosecurity


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


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Griffith University Korea smart farm credit Grizzly Bear Media Griffith University

Korean partnership powers Australian smart farm


Griffith University will build a high-tech smart farm to maximise sustainable use of resources

2021 Nuffield Scholar Michael Densham

Investment in Australian horticultural leadership


Hort Innovation delivers leadership development opportunities to assist Australian growers

Zespri Kiwifruit

NZ-UK FTA spells kiwifruit, says Zespri


The New Zealand kiwifruit marketer has welcomed the 31 May start of the UK-NZ FTA with promises of increased exports to Britain

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Hot climate apples and pears head to South America


New partnership between VentureFruit and ANA Chile will see hot climate apple and pear varieties developed in South America

Plant and Food Research New Zealand Philippine mangoes

NZ research to help Philippine mangoes


Plant & Food Research leads project to enhance growing practices and increase the value of Philippine mango exports