Government agencies: Xylella fastidiosa Priority Actions Workshop; Visit from Japan Ministry of Agriculture; Myrtle rust found for first time in Manawatu; WTO Notifications; WCO3 Mandatory Date - only three months to go.
New Zealand News: Announcement of new High Commissioner to Niue; Pilot programme to combat codling moth gives spectacular results; Tauranga research institute to open this year; New Zealand Company creates robots for horticulture; Kiwifruit industry needs to spend $1 billion to keep up with demand; T&G sells fruit processing branch; Kumara worries: Growers battle wet weather; The apple varieties putting the focus back into taste; NZ kiwano now shipping direct to US east coast; Enormous kiwifruit property portfolio for sale; Jones says irrigation adds up; New Zealand temperatures relatively high over last 14 months.
International news:GAIN reports; China responds to Trump tariffs ; US approves irradiation treatment for Peruvian blueberries; EC approves Bayer’s proposed acquisition of Monsanto; African nations sign largest free trade agreement since start WTO; Chilean blues smash shipment record; Maersk Line relaunches Asia-Europe Network to increase schedule reliability; 2018 Fruit and Vegetable trends; Australian fruit and nut exports to China up 500% in last four years; Walmart China Emphasizes Fresh Goods and Ecommerce for 2018; Construction starts on Asia's largest cross-border agricultural products cold-chain logistic centre; Victims of Australian listeria outbreak could make range of claims; Listeria outbreak: Sixth person dies in NSW; Produce industry keeping tabs on blockchain
Government agencies: ICPR changes; Primary sector exports forecast to rise to over $42 billion in 2018; Surveillance programme finds Salt marsh mosquito.
New Zealand News: New Zealand and Colombia building closer ties; New Zealand partnership to drive innovation in perennial fruits; Māori-owned company to breed unique berries; ANZ Agri Focus: Success with avocados is there for the picking; Zespri shareholders vote for change; Apple harvest earliest in recent history; Picking labour shortage declared in Hawke’s Bay; Fruit Day presents organic Posy apples from New Zealand; South Island trade gateway closed by strike; Assistance for cyclone-hit Tasman and Taranaki regions; New Zealand Feijoa growers hit by devastating disease.
International news: GAIN reports; Bayer publishes crop protection safety studies; China conditionally approves Bayer-Monsanto deal; US: Bayer-Monsanto deal faces antitrust hurdles; Bayer reports progress in talks with Russia over Monsanto deal; Carrefour extend Blockchain use to dairy and meat product ranges; Maersk teams up with Israeli start-up accelerator TheDock; Research into potential of Feijoas to become Australia's next 'superfood'; China: Consumption trends - JD 2018 Report on New Year consumption of fresh food; Yidu Group Pioneers New Model for Chile to China Fresh Fruit Shipment; Rockmelon listeria: Rombola Family Farms named as source of outbreak.
Government agencies: ICPR Update; WTO Notifications; A modern and open Saudi Arabia; A guide to Africa; Winter Olympics: What New Zealand can teach South Korea about branding.
New Zealand News: New High Commissioner to Tonga announced; Announcement of Ambassador to Republic of Korea; New Zealand explores ties with Mercosur; New Zealand sets out progressive and inclusive trade approach at CPTPP signing; CPTPP signed in Santiago; New Zealand horticulture sector positive over CPTPP trade deal; Nerves of Steel; 2018 Food Safety & Compliance Conference; New equipment used on apple orchards; New Zealand vegetable prices rising as crops rot; New kiwifruit ; shipping service from Northport, New Zealand; Zespri accused of 'violating Chinese law'; Envy apples shine at New York Fashion; First import of fruit puree from New Zealand arrives at Jiangsu Port; Variety specific apple juice to hit New Zealand's shelves; Latest BMSB finds; Australia: Impregnable barrier to fruit fly; Western Australia: Community fights to save $8 billion horticulture industry.
International news: GAIN reports; Cost a key factor in falling Japan consumption; Strong export growth for Australian produce; Trend reports shows global produce sales near €5tn mark; China: Kingship officially starts Chilean investment project; China: Apple supply exceeds demand; China: Summary of fresh fruit import and export in January 2018; Qatar lab results clear Australian rock melon; Fourth person dies in Australia from contaminated fruit; More nations banning Australian rock melons; Probiotic foods along with prebiotics maintains gastro-intestinal health; Space technology to cut agricultural waste.
Government agencies: Fourth bulk carrier ordered to leave New Zealand; Ban lifted on movement of myrtle rust plants in Taranaki.
New Zealand News: Announcement of Ambassador to Turkey; Export NZ February Trade Update; Annual export awards; Complex in Comparison – doing business in the USA; Industry news; Scales Corporation delivers another strong result; T&G continues growth path despite challenging year; More hands needed for Hawke's Bay apple harvest; Positive year for key New Zealand varieties; Red kiwi variety release decision postponed to 2019; Effects of Cyclone ‘Gita’ catastrophic for some orchardists; New Zealand: Herb grower continues to expand; New Zealand: Government departments label office plants a 'safety hazard'; Rural-urban divide narrowing – report; Samurai wasps suggested as solution to stink bugs; Fears for seed industry after red clover moth found nationwide; Tasmania maintains import ban on Victorian fumigator; Tasmanian producers negotiate control zone transit.
International news:GAIN reports; EU creates task force to develop agriculture in Africa; USDA opens office in Vietnam to facilitate agricultural trade; Global Gap produces add on for FSMA; Organic food consumption continues to increase in Europe; Shortage of reefer containers will continue this year; EU to decide on Bayer-Monsanto merger in first part of 2018; Bayer to sell vegetable breeding brand Nunhems; BASF expects to earn €3.5 billion with crop protection innovation ; Rabobank Growing interest of investment companies in horticulture; More Chinese fruit varieties enter the international market; More Chinese agriculture firms to venture into ASEAN; Large numbers of Chinese are giving up meat and turning vegetarian; Marketing examples from Europe; Australia: Crisis talks on rockmelons; Eat purple potatoes to cut your colon cancer risk, study claims.