Topic: Horticulture

New spicy tomato could be produced with gene tweak

New research suggests the tomato could be genetically modified to produce hotter chilli varieties.
Scientists say that capsaicinoids, the chemical compound that gives chilli peppers their heat, are also present in tomatoes but are inactive and could be turned on with gene tweaking.
Research which has sequenced the tomato genome has shown […]

Freshlogic Analytics launch

Today Freshlogic launch Freshlogic Analytics, a complete set of fresh fruit and vegetable market information and insights made available through an online access system.

Category analysis includes:

Detailed coverage of 50 fresh fruit and  vegetable categories.
Category market size in volume and value.
Product group level sales contribution.
Retailer market share by volume and value, by quarter.
Market supply […]

Victorian Horticulture Gets Innovation Fund Boost

The Victorian Government’s Horticulture Innovation Fund is supporting another six organisations across regional Victoria to help horticulture businesses innovate, expand and employ more people.
The latest recipients of the Fund will receive grants of up to $50,000 to help grower businesses test and adapt new technologies and processes to boost production, exports into […]