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.Continue Reading

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 inContinue Reading

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, itContinue Reading

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 forContinue Reading

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 atContinue Reading

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 someContinue Reading

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 byContinue Reading

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 withContinue Reading