18 July 2019 - Media Release - Fresh Plaza
Australian research into sterile insect technology has been strengthened through a $10 million collaborative project managed by Hort Innovation, with significant cash contributions by Western Sydney University (WSU) and the Government of South Australia. read more...

18 July 2019 - Media Release - Fresh Plaza
This year, the market for overseas top fruit is considerably worse than last year, according to Jan Marc Schulz of SFI. The full stocks of European apples and pears of the harvest of 2018 are playing a role in disappointing demand for imported top fruit and its pricing. “It’s considerably more difficult to sell, at prices that are considerably worse and don’t cover the costs of overseas import.” read more...

18 July 2019 - Media Release - Fresh Plaza
While there is a lot of talk about high-quality and ready-to-eat fruit, it is also true that entrepreneurs need to keep costs down. Zetapack's new sorting machine processes ripe fruit so as to supply consumers with produce with a high Brix level at a contained cost thanks to automation. read more...

18 July 2019 - Media Release - Fresh Plaza
“The frost last year has had a great impact on the production of apples from Shandong, reducing it by about 30%-40%. The market price at the moment is at the highest level seen in recent years.” Bill Li of Jining Chuanhai Trading Co. said. read more...

18 July 2019 - Media Release - Fresh Plaza
“We’ve grown too large regarding our fruit and vegetable department,” says René Baan, Commercial Manager Fresh Produce of air freight agents IPHandlers. Since the company was founded in 2013, the freight operator has grown by an annual volume of about 100 million kilos, about a quarter of which consists of fruit and vegetables. “That’s an extensive range from asparagus to sweet potatoes.” But the shipping agent is also involved in the air transport of sugar snaps, snow peas, French beans and herbs from Kenya, asparagus from Peru and Mexico, and soft fruit from South America, to name just a few. read more...

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