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Middle East in Aussie growers’ sights

Growers from key horticultural regions across the nation will converge upon the Gulfood trade expo in Dubai on Sunday to showcase Australian produce to close to 100,000 potential buyers from around the world.

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PM recognises science that saved kiwifruit

Plant & Food Research says it is proud to be the recipient of this year’s Prime Minister’s Science Prize for its rapid response to the vine-killing kiwifruit disease Psa.

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van der Heijden wins BOP Young Fruitgrower Comp

Danni van der Heijden, an avocado services manager at Trevelyan’s Pack & Coolhouse in Te Puke, has been named Bay of Plenty’s Young Fruit Grower for 2018 at an awards dinner in Tauranga.

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Managing BMSB pathways

Horticulture New Zealand’s biosecurity team has recently made a submission to the Ministry for Primary Industries on the import health standard for vehicles, machinery and equipment (VME).

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HortNZ’s Chapman calls sector ‘the quiet achiever’

Horticulture New Zealand CEO Mike Chapman says that across New Zealand, growers are planting and planning new developments, and capitalising on the spectacular growth of the horticulture industry.

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Stopping the Yellow Spotted Stink Bug

Kiwifruit Vine Health (KVH) says that the recent border interceptions of not only Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB), but Yellow Spotted Stink Bug (YSSB) as well, are a timely and important reminder of how important it is that New Zealand knows what these bugs look like and what to do if found.

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Reducing Qfly risk starts with good hygiene practice

Good farm hygiene practices to reduce the risk of Queensland Fruit Fly (Qfly) are particularly important at harvest, advises Queensland Fruit Fly Regional Coordinator Yarra Valley Bronwyn Koll.

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Avocado squeezing is bad: Science

Acoustic tools, laser technology, ultrasounds: scientists are trying it all to stop consumers from bruising avocados when testing them for ripeness.

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NSW mandarins go global

From Bhutan to Australia, the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) citrus production programme is helping deliver mandarins to consumers across the world.

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