SOURCE: The Times of India Consistent incidents of fog in the mornings for a prolonged are likely to impact the cashew and mango fruit setting process, say agriculture experts. This is especially worrying in the face of the late flowering season which was delayed due to unseasonal rain this month.
SOURCE: The Hokkaido Shimbun Press, Kyodonews A mango producer in northern Japan’s Hokkaido which grows the tropical fruit using heat from local hot springs and harvests them in winter has begun shipping to high-end supermarkets in Hong Kong in December. This is the first time for Noraworks Japan, headquartered in
SOURCE: Danielle Keeton-Olsen, Roun Ry, China Dialogue It’s been three years since the forest was shorn from the hillside to make way for plantation. And yet Prum Ya only received permission this year to begin planting mango trees on 20 hectares of these foothills at the edge of Kirirom National
SOURCE: Zulfiqar Kunbhar, Arab News HYDERABAD, Sindh: Scientists in Pakistan’s southeast Sindh province have begun extracting fiber from banana waste in what textile industry stakeholders and farmers hope could become an alternative to cotton. Banana fiber is one of the strongest natural fibers. Biodegradable and similar to bamboo fiber, it
SOURCE: Vincent D’Silva, New Strait Times Three Form Four students of SM I.J. Convent here won second prize at the National Tinkering Challenge 2021 held in Kuala Lumpur recently for developing packaging material from banana stems. Some 200 students nationwide took part in the competition, which called for submissions for
SOURCE: Hannah Osborne, Newsweek A “devastating” disease that makes bananas look like they are bleeding when stems are cut has been found in mainland Malaysia and looks set to spread across southeast Asia, scientists have said. Banana Blood disease is caused by a type of bacteria that causes the plant
SOURCE: Puja Daya, IAEA Office of Public Information and Communication Considered the most lethal banana disease in the world, the Fusarium wilt or Panama wilt, is a killer that is rapidly spreading in Latin America and hurting global supplies of the world’s most popular export banana variety — the Cavendish.
SOURCE: Maura Maxwell, Fruitnet Honduran banana exports continue to feel the impact of hurricanes Eta and Iota, which struck Central America country at the end of 2020. Figures from the Central Bank of Honduras show that the value of exports dropped US$200.5m to September, compared to the year-earlier period. The
SOURCE: Business World Mango farmers who do not properly manage canopy growth run the risk of less productive cultivation because the overlap in trees forces fruit to grow in the shade, to the detriment of quality and harvest volume, agronomists said. Graciela L. Caballero, who chairs the agroforestry department at
SOURCE: Ben Harden, Queensland Country Life After cyclonic winds, associated with tropical cyclone Niran, devastated the Capricorn Coast’s banana industry in early March, several banana farms are now getting back to full production. Hundreds of hectares of banana trees across the Cassowary Coast and Northern Tablelands were impacted, with some
SOURCE: Global Times Thoeun Sannikthik, a third-year student at the Royal University of Agriculture (RUA) in Cambodia, was glad to be one of the participants in a Chinese-organized training workshop on standardized banana production technologies, saying that the course was very valuable for agriculture students. Lectured via video link by
SOURCE: Vietnam+ When the lychee harvest time of 2021 came, Bac Giang was still a COVID-19 epicentre with thousands of infection cases. Striving to concurrently fight against the pandemic and promote lychee sale, this northern province took flexible and creative measures to secure a successful crop. A lychee crop with