SOURCE: Aimee Chanthadavong, ZDNet Everything from weather monitoring stations, soil moisture sensors, and RFID tags are helping Bartle Frere Bananas improve the way its bananas are grown and moved through the supply chain. “If you can trace a cow, you can track anything,” Gavin Devaney, owner and managing director ofContinue Reading

The Edith Cowan University in Joondalup, Western Australia is offering a PhD horticulture scholarship through a project on jackfruit. Specifically, the project will investigate the comparison of pre-harvest and post-harvest fruit characteristics, post-harvest physiology, consumer attributes and economic evaluation of the supply chain of Jackfruit produced in different preharvest settings.Continue Reading

SOURCE: Fresh Fruit Portal The Queensland Government is offering three elite mango varieties for commercial development that have the potential for domestic and export markets. The varieties were developed under the National Mango Breeding Program, Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said. “We’re very optimistic about theseContinue Reading

SOURCE: Andrew Spence, InDaily An Adelaide company that has spent more than 15 years perfecting its system of turning banana plantation waste into food packaging has completed a factory-scale trial to demonstrate the commercial viability of producing pizza boxes, burger clamshells, meal containers and dishes. The share price of publicly-listedContinue Reading

SOURCE: Samantha Dick and Matt Brann, ABC More than 160 seasonal workers from Vanuatu have landed in Darwin to bolster the Northern Territory’s mango-picking workforce for this year’s harvest. The workers arrived on a chartered flight from Port Vila on Tuesday and will spend the next 14 days at HowardContinue Reading

SOURCE: Kellie Hollingworth, ABC The number of avocados grown in Sunraysia and the Riverland next season is expected to double and may even be so high the harvest will fill 1 million trays. The forecast boost is due to favourable weather conditions and some young plantings coming into production. AvocadosContinue Reading