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Citrus Market Access Workshop Mildura 19 October 2010.

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1 Citrus Market Access Workshop Mildura 19 October 2010

2 National citrus production shows general decline last 10 years – mainly Valencia, move to navel and mandarin

3 National planting trends: more navels and mandarins, less Valencias Non-bearing hectares 2008 Navel oranges1,300 ha Mandarins1,300 ha Midseason oranges336 ha Valencia oranges150 ha Lemons220 ha Grapefruit183 ha (mainly red)

4 Market access Refocus on Asia: Korea, Thailand, China, Japan USA access for Queensland, inland NSW & WA

5 Export Market Committee Absent: Bindi Pressler

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7 Australian Citrus Exports July June 2010 MTMillion AU$Average $/kg% Share Total 164, USA 30, Japan 19, Hong Kong 27, Middle East 18, Malaysia 13, New Zealand 9, Singapore 9, Indonesia 7, Canada 3, EU 3, Thailand 2, Korea China

8 Australian orange exports to Korea (tonnes)

9 Orange imports into Korea by month (tonnes ; average 2003 – 2009)

10 Pests of concern Q flyIsland fly FRWMealy bugs LBAM

11 Fuller’s rose weevil - a major quarantine pest

12 The FRW situation in Thailand

13 Solutions Immediate (2011 season): orchard freedom Inspection for clean orchards Orchard management to reduce egg laying Medium term (2012 ?): postharvest disinfestation Vapormate – ethyl formate + CO2 Safe, effective, acceptable cost

14 The full export package

15 Avoid small fruit in 2011!

16 Navel fruit size: 75 – 90 mm fruit every year is the target

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