ISSUE 42 – December 2018

The December 2018 issue of the TFNet Newsfeed includes information about ISH 2018 and management of durian patch canker.

Other highlights include:

  • INDIA: King of mangoes ‘Alphonso’ gets GI tag
  • SAUDI ARABIA: Ban on Egyptian guava lifted
  • DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Government aims to increase pineapple exports
  • SINGAPORE: Banana prices rising but farmers not reaping rewards
ISSUE 41 – September 2018

The September 2018 issue of the TFNet Newsfeed includes articles about TROPED 2018, the TFNet General Assembly, and an announcement on the Malaysian Agriculture Horticulture and Agrotourism Show 2018.

Other highlights include:

  • AUSTRALIA: Mango peel could help clean up oil contamination, research finds
  • BANGLADESH: Guava storage needed to aid Jhalakhati farmers
  • MYANMAR: Local company to send large mango shipment to EU
  • COSTA RICA: Strike causes heavy losses for pineapple, banana industries
ISSUE 40 – May 2018

The May 2018 issue of the TFNet Newsfeed announces TROPED’s extension of the deadline of abstracts and the TFNet General Assembly.

Other highlights include:

  • VIETNAM: New Zealand’s import of rambutan a welcome boost to exporters
  • PAKISTAN: Bumper watermelon harvest pushes prices down
  • CHILE: Villagers claim British appetite for avocados is draining region dry
  • INDIA: How a farmers’ group is reviving the jackfruit
ISSUE 39 – April 2018

The April 2018 issue of the TFNet Newsfeed announces TROPED’s extension of the deadline for abstracts to June 15 and various other fruit events to be held in Thailand, India, and Indonesia.

Other highlights include:

  • INDONESIA: Mangoes, dragon fruit to enter Australian market
  • STUDY: AI detects papaya ripeness
  • TIPS: Protect watermelon plantings from wrath of Fusarium Wilt
  • PERU: Sharp rise for avocado exports in 2017
ISSUE 38 – March 2018

The March 2018 issue of the TFNet Newsfeed features a farewell to Dr. Desa Hassim and the 2nd call for abstracts for the International Conference on Tropical Fruits Pests and Diseases (TROPED).

Other highlights include:

  • VIETNAM: Rambutan exports to New Zealand will start soon
  • INDONESIA: China-US trade war to affect exports, including mangosteens
  • THAILAND: 80,000 durians sold in 1 minute: Jack Ma displays magic of e-commerce
  • MYANMAR: Fusarium Wilt has been detected in the country
ISSUE 37 – February 2018

The February 2018 issue of the TFNet Newsfeed features the call for abstracts for the International Conference on Tropical Fruits Pests and Diseases (TROPED).

Other highlights include:

  • VIETNAM: Fruit, vegetable exports up 37% in January
  • MALAYSIA: Cold spell to affect pomelo harvest
  • SOUTH AFRICA: Stricter oversight of mango loving pest
  • RWANDA: New banana variety to enhance productivity
ISSUE 36 – January 2018

The January 2018 issue of TFNet Newsfeed International Conference on Tropical Fruits Pests and Diseases (TROPED), the release of the ISTF2017 Proceedings, the introduction of BDS Dodds as a new associate member, and meetings with CABI.

Other highlights include:

  • INDIA: Adverse climate likely to bring down mango yield
  • SAUDI ARABIA: Food authority bans import of Egyptian guava
  • JAPAN: Banana with edible skin has been developed
  • NEW ZEALAND: Tropical Fruit Growers NZ membership soars