April 19, 2014 / Week N° 16

Posts Tagged Apples

U.S.: Washington Apples sits out of Indian cricket campaign

April 16th, 2014

Low import volume has pushed Washington Apples to refocus its marketing efforts in India.

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France: Blue Whale-BVL cooperation a response to market demand

April 16th, 2014

Blue Whale’s Alain Vialaret discusses an agreement that forms France’s leading apple player.

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NZ: Turners & Growers to acquire Apollo Apples Limited

April 15th, 2014

Turners & Growers plans fork out an initial NZ$43 million to purchase integrated exporter Apollo Apples.

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India: Mahindra signs JV with Univeg

April 14th, 2014

A US$16.7 billion company from India and a US$3.2 billion Belgian group will combine forces as part of a landmark produce agreement.

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India: IG International set for record Chilean apple imports

April 14th, 2014

From apple scarcity to a flood of Iranian kiwifruit, IG International’s Tarun Arora explains Indian market trends, along with a few export ventures.

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Late season volume slump expected for South African apples

April 14th, 2014

Apple importers could feel disruptions this June as South Africa’s hail damage begins to show its impact.

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Chilean apples approved for new ports in China

April 11th, 2014

Following suspension in October, Chilean apples will once again be able to enter China.

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NZ: Mr Apple’s exports “well ahead” of 2013

April 10th, 2014

Less availability has led to good market conditions for New Zealand’s apple exports, according to a leading shipper.

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First Aussie apples arrive in China

April 9th, 2014

A lower Australian dollar has helped make Tasmanian apple shipments to China more viable.

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Fruit volumes dry up under Brazilian drought

March 24th, 2014

A dry start to the year has reduced volumes for several top fruit categories in Brazil.

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Pink Lady tops apple preferences for French kids

March 21st, 2014

Pink Lady Europe is utilizing a recent French study to bolster a new set of promotional materials for the continent.

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U.S.: organic pome fruit growers may stay the course, but at a cost

March 21st, 2014

New organic standards may not scare away most apple and pear growers, but new treatments could prove costly.

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Organic U.S. growers look for alternatives to treat fire blight

March 17th, 2014

U.S. apple and pear growers could soon face trouble maintaining organic status under new treatment guidelines.

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Argentine pome fruit set for slight shortfall

March 10th, 2014

Marcelo Loyarte and Betina Ernst give their takes on this year’s Argentine apple and pear season.

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U.K.: “We seem to have somewhat of a work ethic problem in this country”

March 6th, 2014

English apple farmer Alison Capper believes her government is conducting a “social experiment” in scrapping a seasonal worker scheme.

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NZ: positive results for Seeka, T&G in 2013

February 27th, 2014

Two of New Zealand’s leading produce players have notched good results for the 2013 calendar year.

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Challenging season ahead for South African pome fruit exporters

February 27th, 2014

South African apple growers are dealing with the effects of hail and a European crop overhang.

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Golden, not yellow: a new category for Opal apples in Europe

February 27th, 2014

With pilot trials now in South Africa and New Zealand, we take a look at the potential for Opal apples in Europe.

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Argentina moves closer to Philippine fruit market access

February 25th, 2014

Philippine inspectors were happy with the state of Argentine pome fruit and grape operations during a recent tour.

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Sunburn sizzles Brazilian apple crop

February 24th, 2014

Brazil will have fewer apples than expected to work with this season, but hopes are still high for a rise in exports.

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NZ: T&G to make first Enza Red commercial shipment to Australia

February 13th, 2014

T&G CEO Alastair Hulbert discuses operational expectations for kiwifruit, apples, grapes and blueberries.

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Germany: BayWa plans South American grape JV

February 13th, 2014

BayWa CEO Klaus Lutz talks about international sourcing plans for three key fruits.

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Fruit imports have grown despite slowdown, says Dürbeck

February 12th, 2014

The head of one of Europe’s oldest fruit distributors discusses supply and demand trends for Germany and Eastern Europe

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U.K. company makes mark on global dried fruit crisp market

February 6th, 2014

Pome fruit farmers in Kent have found a value-added way to market “pretty serious volume” across the world.

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Australia: APAL ‘disappointed’ with rejection of SPC aid package

January 31st, 2014

Australia’s pome fruit industry believes growers have a strong future despite the latest SPC decision.

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U.S.: Brandt’s Fruit Trees gains global license for Aussie apple cultivar

January 28th, 2014

A new early cultivar licensing deal has the potential to be a game-changer for the Pink Lady industry.

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U.S.: Envy apples hit record volumes in Washington State

January 23rd, 2014

A trademarked New Zealand apple is making a big impact with Washington State growers.

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Argentine pome fruit season off to ‘normal’ start

January 17th, 2014

Argentina reported a smooth beginning for the start of its pear harvest.

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Israel chops duties to promote produce imports

January 7th, 2014

Two significant events occurred for Israel’s agriculture sector and produce market over the weekend.

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Nothing certain for U.S. apples in China

December 31st, 2013

U.S. apples could soon regain access to China but the future remains unclear.

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NZ ozone technology takes off for apple treatment

December 20th, 2013

In its early stages of development, ozone technology has shown some advantages over chemical-based apple wash.

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China: Australian inspectors approve Shanxi apples

December 12th, 2013

An Australian preselection inspection of Chinese apples has proven successful for grower Huarong Guoye.

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Italian fruit consultant hopes for low transport strike impact

December 4th, 2013

A proposed four-day nationwide trucker strike could have effects for Italy’s domestic and export fruit sales.

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Chinese apples gain market access to Chile

December 3rd, 2013

Three Chinese provinces have been approved to export apples to Chile.

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Canada: British Columbian apple growers work through limited supply

December 3rd, 2013

Hail damage cut down British Columbia’s apple crop this year but grower Jagdeep Gill said quality remained high.

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South Africa: apples and pears bear brunt of flood damage

November 27th, 2013

Initial flood damage estimates indicate lower apple and pear exports from South Africa’s Western Cape.

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Substantial rise for Spanish produce imports

November 26th, 2013

Spain’s fruit and vegetable imports increased by more than €200 million in the first three quarters of this year.

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Polish anger over Russian ban threat

November 25th, 2013

Polish apple producers claim Russia’s proposed import ban is based on political reasons relating to support for Ukraine-EU ties.

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Argentina expects new pome fruit protocol with China

November 15th, 2013

The Argentine pome fruit industry hopes a new protocol will finally open up access to the Chinese market.

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Brazilian govt expects strong value rise for crops in 2013

November 15th, 2013

Oranges, bananas and tomatoes are set to help support a strong rise in Brazilian crop income next year.

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OSF: of course we won’t be supplying McDonald’s soon

November 12th, 2013

Okanagan Specialty Fruits has responded to interpretations of letters about its GM apples.

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McDonald’s, Gerber rule out using GM apples in the short term

November 12th, 2013

The developers of GM Arctic apples have pointed to benefits in food service but McDonald’s is not interested.

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Canada: OSF slates Arctic apple production plans

November 12th, 2013

OSF’s Neal Carter discusses plans for GM apple production in the U.S., food service benefits and expectations for Canadian deregulation.

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Okanagan expects U.S. approval for Arctic apples in early 2014

November 8th, 2013

U.S. authorities have opened up assessments on genetically modified apples for public comment.

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October movement “impressive” for Pink Lady apples

November 7th, 2013

Washington Pink Lady apples have been available this year during a time when they used to be absent from store shelves.

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Reverse trade mission yields fruit for eastern U.S. apple industry

November 6th, 2013

The U.S. Apple Export Council recently invited Indian and Central American importers to visit orchards and packhouses.

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Indian car company shifts gears into banana business

October 30th, 2013

India’s Mahindra & Mahindra is set to launch its own fruit brand which it plans to take global.

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Poland maintains global apple sales focus

October 29th, 2013

Despite forecasts for a lower fresh apple crop this year, Poland has long-term plans to keep its output growing.

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Italian delay extends supply constraints on kiwifruit markets

October 25th, 2013

Granfrutta Zani’s Francesca Borghi discusses expectations for this year’s Italian kiwifruit deal.

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Agreement connects Chilean fruit to China’s top wholesale markets

October 24th, 2013

Through an ASOEX agreement, Chilean fruit will have a direct route to 200 Chinese wholesale markets.

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Q&A: from low apple stocks to new markets for German growers

October 24th, 2013

BayWa’s Christiane Bell discusses lower German apple volumes, and the building of new and sustainable market access.

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Japan: technique could bear apples in one year’s time

October 22nd, 2013

A Japanese research team says it has found a method to produce fruit from apple trees in about a year.

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Opinion: enter the Green Dragon apple

October 18th, 2013

Karen Caplan from Frieda’s Specialty Produce says not all heirloom apples were created equal.

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Chile: Fedefruta gives crop-by-crop frost loss update

October 9th, 2013

Chilean frost loss damages estimates have risen by 20 million boxes of fruit.

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Chile looks to new fruit markets, better access

October 9th, 2013

Indonesia, Morocco and India were a few markets highlighted for Chilean fruit opportunities at Fruittrade yesterday.

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Thailand and Chile sign FTA

October 7th, 2013

Thailand will remove 90% of tariffs on Chilean products following the signing of a recent free trade agreement.

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English apples experience latest season in almost 30 years

October 3rd, 2013

English apples suffered a particularly cold spring, but not all is lost for the season’s expectations.

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Marginal rise for Chilean fruit export volume in 2012-13

September 26th, 2013

Export growth for Chile’s strongest fruit commodities helped offset heavy falls for products like avocados and oranges last season.

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NZ suspends apple exports to China

September 25th, 2013

The New Zealand apple industry has taken precautionary action after post-harvest rot was found in consignments for China.

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Argentine pome fruit yield strong prices abroad

September 25th, 2013

Argentine pome fruit exporters have fetched good prices this year but are concerned about Brazilian currency devaluation.

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Canada: Global Fruit acquires Ontario packer

September 20th, 2013

The Canadian license holder for Red Prince apples is now vertically integrated after the purchase of a shipper.

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South African citrus growers aim to improve China protocol

September 16th, 2013

South African fruit industry representatives were made to feel very welcome during a recent visit with Chinese quarantine officials.

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Big year anticipated for U.S. apples

September 13th, 2013

U.S. apple industry representatives discuss the potential impacts of larger crops from Washington, Michigan and New York.

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Peru and Chile clash over apple imports

September 12th, 2013

Peru has blocked entrance of Chilean apples in what has been called a move to pressure trade policy.

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Malaysia: new facility to boost fruit import trade, claims Chop Tong Guan

September 10th, 2013

A recent Asia Fruit Award winner discusses the key fruits that are making ground in the Malaysian market.

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Australian researchers branch out with robot farming

September 2nd, 2013

Automated fruit harvesting is the ultimate goal of Australian robot trials that have shown positive results in field intelligence.

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O’Rourke: changes ahead for apple and pear markets

August 20th, 2013

World Apple Report’s Desmond O’Rourke describes the evolution of world fruit markets.

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India: apple demand puts pressure on local supply

August 20th, 2013

India is expected to have an average apple crop, contrasted by growing imports and local demand.

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Year-round supplies likely for English apples

August 19th, 2013

Predictions for full year supply could make the U.K. less dependent on apple imports within a decade.

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NZ offers India support to sweeten apple tariff cut talks

August 14th, 2013

Pipfruit NZ will take a delegation of growers to India later this month to work on an industry cooperation agreement.

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Opinion: DKNY fragrance brings whole new meaning to delicious apples

August 13th, 2013

DKNY’s Delicious Apples campaign shows ‘outsiders’ view fruit in a positive light.

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Chinese apple market “very interesting” this year, says importer

August 13th, 2013

Lantao’s John Wang gives his verdict on the varying quality and prospects in China for imported apples, grapes, citrus and cherries.

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Europe looks forward to larger apple and pear volume

August 12th, 2013

Despite an anticipated late start, Europe expects a high-volume apple and pear season.

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NZ: sharp rise in profit for T&G in H1

August 8th, 2013

A strong apple program combined with increased profits on stonefruit exports have helped boost results for Turners & Growers.

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Genes determine odor sensitivity, NZ study shows

August 6th, 2013

New Zealand researchers have found genetic sensitivity for four common smells found in food.

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Cold weather benefits Brazilian apple growers

August 2nd, 2013

Cold weather during dormancy is expected to bump up Brazil’s apple harvest.

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Mexican authorities declare new fruit fly free area

August 1st, 2013

The peach and apple growing area of Asientos in Mexico has been declared fruit fly free.

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India: U.S. apples struggle against a cheaper offer from Iran

July 25th, 2013

Depreciation of the rupee and a cheap supply from Iran have made U.S. apples less appealing on the Indian market.

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U.S.: proposal made for arsenic levels in apple juice

July 15th, 2013

The United States Department of Agriculture seeks to set an industry standard for arsenic levels in apple juice.

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U.K. apple sales expected to recover after down year

July 11th, 2013

Despite a report showing decline in U.K. apple sales, industry sources are confident a better harvest will help the sector bounce back.

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Argentina sees sharp rise in apple and pear production costs

June 25th, 2013

As production costs rise for apples and pears, Argentine growers are struggling to remain competitive.

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U.S.: Michigan sees growing fruit markets in Brazil, Korea

June 14th, 2013

Michigan is working to build its footprint as a U.S. agricultural product and fruit exporter in Latin America and Asia.

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Integrated innovation for South African apple operation

June 11th, 2013

We take an in-depth look at a farm in South Africa’s apple-growing heartland of the Elgin Valley.

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Russia’s Chinese apple imports hit record low

June 10th, 2013

China’s apple exports to Russia continue to be edged out by Polish, Moldovan and Serbian suppliers.

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Argentina: production down, exports up pome fruit

May 30th, 2013

Hail storms damaged Argentina’s apple and pear crops but exports will still fare better than in 2012.

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Organic apples “a pretty tough game”, says NZ exporter

May 20th, 2013

Washington Fujis have put the squeeze on New Zealand’s top organic apple exporter, who has found new ways to maintain sales.

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South African apples and pears shine on European market

May 17th, 2013

South Africa could reach record pear exports, in part due to demand from an undersupplied Europe.

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Czech golden apple gains global footprint

May 10th, 2013

The owners of the Opal apple variety have found new planting horizons to meet bullish retailer demand.

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NZ apple exporters upbeat despite delays

May 9th, 2013

NZ apple growers discuss a positive season thus far and export market dynamics.

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Electronic nose separates apples from pears

May 6th, 2013

Spanish and Swedish researchers have developed a nose highly sensitive to apples and pears.

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The Packaging Pitch: apple marketing in Thailand

May 6th, 2013

Lisa Cork discusses the shortcomings of apple packaging and presentation in Bangkok.

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Chinese ban on Washington apples ‘doesn’t make sense’

April 23rd, 2013

Jim Archer discusses discrepancies between Chinese interceptions and the ban on Washington apples.

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NZ fruit exports rose above challenges in 2011-12

April 19th, 2013

New Zealand’s Fresh Facts report highlights a surge in avocado and kiwifruit shipments in the year to June 2012.

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SPS measures holding back U.S. produce exports to Asia

April 17th, 2013

The U.S. Trade Representative has listed several sanitary and phytosanitary measures holding back exports.

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Spanish distributor sees good signs for imported pome fruit

April 16th, 2013

Spain’s Nufri is upbeat about prices and demand in Europe for Southern Hemisphere apples and pears.

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Arctic apples near approval as GM debate carries on

April 15th, 2013

Nonbrowing Arctic apples look and taste just like their parent fruit, but will consumers accept the GM product?

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U.S.: Washington apples hit for six in India

April 10th, 2013

The Washington State Apple Commission hopes to bowl the competition over by supporting cricket.

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Chilean port strike fruit loss update

April 8th, 2013

ASOEX has released figures of estimated losses by fruit category from Chilean strikes in weeks 13 and 14.

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Honeycrisp apples prove power of consumer push

April 5th, 2013

Honeycrisp apples may create heachaches across the supply chain but the variety has shown to pay off.

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Brazil nears eradication of major fruit pest

March 22nd, 2013

Brazil is close to overcoming one of its most damaging pests, the codling moth.

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