ISSUE 53 – December 2019

For our year-end issue, we are rounding up the highlights for the year. We would like to thank our readers for their support. We are looking forward to a fruitful 2020!

ISSUE 52 – November 2019

The latest issue of the TFNet Newsfeed features the MOU with MARDI, the release of the MD2 seminar report, and a photo report about the dragon fruit plantation in China’s Guangxi Province.

Other news include:

  • AUSTRALIA: Packaging made from banana plants an a-peeling alternative
  • AUSTRALIA: Lychee ‘super varieties’ to bring new flavours of popular summer fruit
  • SOUTH AFRICA: Company strikes deal to grow Taiwanese TR4-resistant banana variety
  • USA: Rediscovering breadfruit
ISSUE 51 – September-October 2019

This double issue of the TFNet Newsfeed reports on the 2019 International Symposium on Tropical Fruits and a workshop on dragon fruit.

Other news include:

  • VIETNAM: Hanoi’s late-ripening longan exported to Australia
  • INDIA: Climate change may hit banana cultivation
  • RESEARCH: CRISPR might be the banana’s only hope against a deadly fungus
  • MEXICO: Farmers turn to dragon fruit as drought continues to plague the South
ISSUE 50 – August 2019

The August 2019 issue of TFNet Newsfeed features updates on the upcoming 2019 International Symposium on Tropical Fruits to be held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and a feature on Achacha farmers in Australia.

Other news include:

  • AUSTRALIA: Flies could be ‘the new bees’ as researchers try to diversify pollinators
  • INDIA: Smartphone app uses AI to detect diseased bananas
  • COLOMBIA: Dreaded fungus confirmed to hit banana plantations
  • PAKISTAN: Mango farmers count on China-ties for fruitful future
ISSUE 49 – July 2019

The July 2019 issue of TFNet Newsfeed features updates on the upcoming 2019 International Symposium on Tropical Fruits to be held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and a news report on the recent seminar on MD2 pineapples held in Malaysia.

Other news include:

  • INDONESIA: Indonesian tropical fruits can now be exported to Argentina
  • INDIA: Mango exporters frustrated with US trade dispute
  • STUDY: Avocado and citrus fruit production a threat to food security, experts warn
  • COLOMBIA: Citrus crops ravaged by HLB
ISSUE 48 – June 2019

The June 2019 issue of TFNet Newsfeed features updates on the upcoming 2019 International Symposium on Tropical Fruits to be held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and a seminar on Current Development and Challenges in Improving Production, Productivity, and Market Demand for the MD2 Pineapple Variety.

Other news include:

  • PHILIPPINES: Country overflows with millions of mangoes as El Niño takes effect
  • INDIA: Kerala pineapple growers shifting to MD2 variety
  • THAILAND: Possible outbreak of “Panama Disease” reported at Chiang Rai
  • SOUTH AFRICA: Pioneering dragon fruit venture builds momentum
ISSUE 47 – May 2019

The May 2019 issue of TFNet Newsfeed features the upcoming 2019 International Symposium on Tropical Fruits to be held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and a seminar on Current Development and Challenges in Improving Production, Productivity, and Market Demand for the MD2 Pineapple Variety.

Other news include:

  • AUSTRALIA: ‘World’s first’ automatic mango harvester developed
  • VIETNAM: Exporters eye USA avocado market after Trump spat with Mexico
  • MEXICO: Agreement with China opens new market
  • IRELAND: Fyffes rolls out on-the-go pineapple machine
ISSUE 46 – April 2019

The April 2019 issue of TFNet Newsfeed features the upcoming 2019 International Symposium on Tropical Fruits to be held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and an international workshop on dragonfruit.

Other news include:

  • MALAYSIA: MARDI launches star fruit clone ‘Bintang Mas’
  • INDONESIA: China ink trade protocol for export of mangosteen
  • STUDY: Black Sigatoka boosted by climate change
  • NEW ZEALAND: US citrus ban not expected to affect retail supply
ISSUE 45 – March 2019

The March 2019 issue of TFNet Newsfeed features the upcoming 2019 International Symposium on Tropical Fruits to be held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and the release of the proceedings for the International Conference on Tropical Fruit Pests and Diseases.

Other news include:

  • AUSTRALIA: Mango industry discovers highly infectious bacteria as cause of ugly veins of resin canal discoloration
  • INDIA: Farmers gear up to promote ‘Naga tree tomato’
  • BOLIVIA: Banana exports to Argentina resumes
  • MALAYSIA: Hot days mean durian galore
ISSUE 44 – February 2019

The February 2019 issue of TFNet Newsfeed highlights the 2019 International Symposium on Tropical Fruits to be held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Other news include:

  • JAPAN: Cold-resistant banana farm promotes disabled’s social integration
  • AUSTRALIA: Northern Territory declared free of banana freckle disease
  • COSTA RICA: The area devoted to pineapple increased by 15.7% in one year
  • FEATURE: Here’s why avocado prices have been skyrocketing
ISSUE 43 – January 2019

The January 2019 issue of TFNet Newsfeed features the New Year Message from the Secretariat and selected news from 2018.

Other highlights include:

  • MEXICO: Price dispute halts shipments of avocados
  • RESEARCH: Bananas grown without soil for first time in effort to curb deadly disease
  • AUSTRALIA: Papaya growers set for bumper crop
  • THAILAND: Chiang Rai Farmers Sell Longan Part of the Belt and Road Initiative