Steven Falivene and Andrew Creek (NSW DPI citrus development officers) visited China in December 2016 to study production techniques, fruit quality and develop linkages. They visited during the Chinese citrus harvest season to understand the fruit quality characteristics that affect consumer preferences for navel oranges and mandarins. They also visited two major citrus research station to establish linkages and exchange production technique information.
Key findings of the tour are:
|2016 NSW DPI China citrus study tour||PDF, 1.0 MB|
Part 1 - Production (8 min): Overviews the productions areas visited, growing on hill sides, harvest, managing Huanglongbing and nutrition.
Part 2 - Consumer (3 min): Overviews consumer housing, income and internet shopping.
Part 3 - Fruit quality & sales (9 min): Overviews Chinese fruit quality preferences (sugar, acid & shape), supermarket displays and pricing, mandarin sales, Afourer growing and a packinghouse.
Part 4: Research (4 min 30 sec) : Overview two major citrus research stations in China