Blockchain and Agriculture: Singapore-Based Firm Traces Apples via Blockchain

A Singapore-based company has decided to employ blockchain technology for tracking apple shipments. If successful, the project will include many different kinds of fruits and vegetables and will represent a new prominent use case for this technology.

Modi excels at home and abroad

The Modi apple remains a pivotal brand for the Freshmax Australia's Apple and Pear Category this year having successfully grown its ranging programs exponentially in both domestic and overseas markets.

Global almond production up, walnut production down

Overall global and U.S. almond production forecasts increase with global walnut production forecasts expected to decline.

Recycling old trees could reduce almond growers' carbon footprint and increase productivity

Almond growers across the world could reduce their carbon footprint and increase their trees' productivity by recycling their old orchards back into the ground, a research trial in the United States has shown.

Citrus canker identified in Darwin

Another citrus plant infected with citrus canker disease has been detected in Darwin.

Pinata Farms research project combats under skin browning

What started as a small project to grow better-looking fruit has ended in a fundamental shake-up of Pinata Farms' mango business.

PM's new backpacker changes an immediate relief 'but not a long-term solution'

Changes to Australia's seasonal worker program and backpacker visas have been welcomed by Australia's agricultural industry as something that will provide immediate relief, but the industry will not give up the fight for a dedicated agriculture visa.

Montague export facility plans

Fruit company, Montague, is to build a new $26 million packing and export distribution centre in Melbourne’s Narre Warren North, creating 25 jobs.

Tariff elimination to boost Australian cherries in China, says importer

Australian cherries are set to benefit from the elimination of tariffs in the Chinese market from the start of next year, according to one importer.

Growers upbeat on cherry season

Australian cherry growers are “fairly optimistic” about the forthcoming season, Cherry Growers Australia president Tom Eastlake believes.

Horticulture’s quiet achiever

Polyram DF, the Group M3 fungicide from BASF, is one of horticulture’s great crop protection all-rounders. It is registered to control over twenty diseases across a wide variety of crops, including pome and stone fruit, mangoes, bananas, grapes and most commercially produced vegetables.

Expansion into Mahachanok mangoes pays off with huge harvest and high demand

A Top End mango grower says their decision to invest in Mahachanok mangoes is paying dividends, with the trees producing 50 per cent more fruit than any other varieties. Tou Saramat Ruchkaew owns the breeding rights for the Thai mango variety in Australia and has spent the past few years expanding her orchard with only that variety. Some of those trees were harvested for the first time this year.

Almond orchards give bees weakened by drought a vital boost during pollination season

While the word drought conjures images of cattle skulls and withered crops, few consider the effect a drought can have upon the insect kingdom. But the devastation brought by the big dry has been revealed during the annual bee muster in north-west Victoria, which concluded in August.

Field determination of sugar and dry matter in nectarines

Monitoring fruit quality over time using near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy technologies offers the opportunity to correct agronomic practices and determine the right moment for fruit picking.

New fruit fly handbook and website

Get familiar with the diversity of fruit flies worldwide with a new handbook and website that makes identification easier – hopefully aiding in the early detection of exotic pest incursions.