TAIWAN: Taichung govt buys stink bug larvae to protect lychee, longan crop

In an effort to ward off invading lychee stink bugs, the Taichung Agriculture Bureau announced an initiative to buy their larvae for NT$2 (US$ 0.07) each starting March 1.   The lychee stink bug, officially known as Tessaratoma papillosa, is an agricultural pest with a taste for fruit trees, like lychee and longan trees, and […]

AUSTRALIA: Harvesting lychees for Lunar New Year on NSW mid north coast farm

People from Sydney’s Vietnamese community view picking lychees as a way for their urban-raised children to gain an understanding of farm life and food production.   For more than 20 years busloads of predominately Vietnamese and some Chinese have descended on Ted and Elizabeth Knoblock’s lychee farm just south of Coffs Harbour on the New […]

INFOGRAPH: Friday Fruit Facts (#016) – Lychee

It is said that a romance between an ancient beauty and the emperor of China has led to the decline of a dynasty. This tragic romance then became the inspiration for the famous poem “The Song of Everlasting Sorrow”. In today’s Friday Fruit Facts, we travel beyond time to explore one of #China’s greatest treasure, […]