March 10, 2014 / Week N° 11
March 10th, 2014
Marcelo Loyarte and Betina Ernst give their takes on this year’s Argentine apple and pear season.
March 6th, 2014
English apple farmer Alison Capper believes her government is conducting a “social experiment” in scrapping a seasonal worker scheme.
February 27th, 2014
Two of New Zealand’s leading produce players have notched good results for the 2013 calendar year.
South African apple growers are dealing with the effects of hail and a European crop overhang.
With pilot trials now in South Africa and New Zealand, we take a look at the potential for Opal apples in Europe.
February 25th, 2014
Philippine inspectors were happy with the state of Argentine pome fruit and grape operations during a recent tour.
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.
February 13th, 2014
T&G CEO Alastair Hulbert discuses operational expectations for kiwifruit, apples, grapes and blueberries.
BayWa CEO Klaus Lutz talks about international sourcing plans for three key fruits.
February 12th, 2014
The head of one of Europe’s oldest fruit distributors discusses supply and demand trends for Germany and Eastern Europe
February 6th, 2014
Pome fruit farmers in Kent have found a value-added way to market “pretty serious volume” across the world.
January 31st, 2014
Australia’s pome fruit industry believes growers have a strong future despite the latest SPC decision.
January 28th, 2014
A new early cultivar licensing deal has the potential to be a game-changer for the Pink Lady industry.
January 23rd, 2014
A trademarked New Zealand apple is making a big impact with Washington State growers.
January 17th, 2014
Argentina reported a smooth beginning for the start of its pear harvest.
January 7th, 2014
Two significant events occurred for Israel’s agriculture sector and produce market over the weekend.
December 31st, 2013
U.S. apples could soon regain access to China but the future remains unclear.
December 20th, 2013
In its early stages of development, ozone technology has shown some advantages over chemical-based apple wash.
December 12th, 2013
An Australian preselection inspection of Chinese apples has proven successful for grower Huarong Guoye.
December 4th, 2013
A proposed four-day nationwide trucker strike could have effects for Italy’s domestic and export fruit sales.
December 3rd, 2013
Three Chinese provinces have been approved to export apples to Chile.
Hail damage cut down British Columbia’s apple crop this year but grower Jagdeep Gill said quality remained high.
November 27th, 2013
Initial flood damage estimates indicate lower apple and pear exports from South Africa’s Western Cape.
November 26th, 2013
Spain’s fruit and vegetable imports increased by more than €200 million in the first three quarters of this year.
November 25th, 2013
Polish apple producers claim Russia’s proposed import ban is based on political reasons relating to support for Ukraine-EU ties.
November 15th, 2013
The Argentine pome fruit industry hopes a new protocol will finally open up access to the Chinese market.
Oranges, bananas and tomatoes are set to help support a strong rise in Brazilian crop income next year.
November 12th, 2013
Okanagan Specialty Fruits has responded to interpretations of letters about its GM apples.
The developers of GM Arctic apples have pointed to benefits in food service but McDonald’s is not interested.
OSF’s Neal Carter discusses plans for GM apple production in the U.S., food service benefits and expectations for Canadian deregulation.
November 8th, 2013
U.S. authorities have opened up assessments on genetically modified apples for public comment.
November 7th, 2013
Washington Pink Lady apples have been available this year during a time when they used to be absent from store shelves.
November 6th, 2013
The U.S. Apple Export Council recently invited Indian and Central American importers to visit orchards and packhouses.
October 30th, 2013
India’s Mahindra & Mahindra is set to launch its own fruit brand which it plans to take global.
October 29th, 2013
Despite forecasts for a lower fresh apple crop this year, Poland has long-term plans to keep its output growing.
October 25th, 2013
Granfrutta Zani’s Francesca Borghi discusses expectations for this year’s Italian kiwifruit deal.
October 24th, 2013
Through an ASOEX agreement, Chilean fruit will have a direct route to 200 Chinese wholesale markets.
BayWa’s Christiane Bell discusses lower German apple volumes, and the building of new and sustainable market access.
October 22nd, 2013
A Japanese research team says it has found a method to produce fruit from apple trees in about a year.
October 18th, 2013
Karen Caplan from Frieda’s Specialty Produce says not all heirloom apples were created equal.
October 9th, 2013
Chilean frost loss damages estimates have risen by 20 million boxes of fruit.
Indonesia, Morocco and India were a few markets highlighted for Chilean fruit opportunities at Fruittrade yesterday.
October 7th, 2013
Thailand will remove 90% of tariffs on Chilean products following the signing of a recent free trade agreement.
October 3rd, 2013
English apples suffered a particularly cold spring, but not all is lost for the season’s expectations.
September 26th, 2013
Export growth for Chile’s strongest fruit commodities helped offset heavy falls for products like avocados and oranges last season.
September 25th, 2013
The New Zealand apple industry has taken precautionary action after post-harvest rot was found in consignments for China.
Argentine pome fruit exporters have fetched good prices this year but are concerned about Brazilian currency devaluation.
September 20th, 2013
The Canadian license holder for Red Prince apples is now vertically integrated after the purchase of a shipper.
September 16th, 2013
South African fruit industry representatives were made to feel very welcome during a recent visit with Chinese quarantine officials.
September 13th, 2013
U.S. apple industry representatives discuss the potential impacts of larger crops from Washington, Michigan and New York.
September 12th, 2013
Peru has blocked entrance of Chilean apples in what has been called a move to pressure trade policy.
September 10th, 2013
A recent Asia Fruit Award winner discusses the key fruits that are making ground in the Malaysian market.
September 2nd, 2013
Automated fruit harvesting is the ultimate goal of Australian robot trials that have shown positive results in field intelligence.
August 20th, 2013
World Apple Report’s Desmond O’Rourke describes the evolution of world fruit markets.
India is expected to have an average apple crop, contrasted by growing imports and local demand.
August 19th, 2013
Predictions for full year supply could make the U.K. less dependent on apple imports within a decade.
August 14th, 2013
Pipfruit NZ will take a delegation of growers to India later this month to work on an industry cooperation agreement.
August 13th, 2013
DKNY’s Delicious Apples campaign shows ‘outsiders’ view fruit in a positive light.
Lantao’s John Wang gives his verdict on the varying quality and prospects in China for imported apples, grapes, citrus and cherries.
August 12th, 2013
Despite an anticipated late start, Europe expects a high-volume apple and pear season.
August 8th, 2013
A strong apple program combined with increased profits on stonefruit exports have helped boost results for Turners & Growers.
August 6th, 2013
New Zealand researchers have found genetic sensitivity for four common smells found in food.
August 2nd, 2013
Cold weather during dormancy is expected to bump up Brazil’s apple harvest.
August 1st, 2013
The peach and apple growing area of Asientos in Mexico has been declared fruit fly free.
July 25th, 2013
Depreciation of the rupee and a cheap supply from Iran have made U.S. apples less appealing on the Indian market.
July 15th, 2013
The United States Department of Agriculture seeks to set an industry standard for arsenic levels in apple juice.
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.
June 25th, 2013
As production costs rise for apples and pears, Argentine growers are struggling to remain competitive.
June 14th, 2013
Michigan is working to build its footprint as a U.S. agricultural product and fruit exporter in Latin America and Asia.
June 11th, 2013
We take an in-depth look at a farm in South Africa’s apple-growing heartland of the Elgin Valley.
June 10th, 2013
China’s apple exports to Russia continue to be edged out by Polish, Moldovan and Serbian suppliers.
May 30th, 2013
Hail storms damaged Argentina’s apple and pear crops but exports will still fare better than in 2012.
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.
May 17th, 2013
South Africa could reach record pear exports, in part due to demand from an undersupplied Europe.
May 10th, 2013
The owners of the Opal apple variety have found new planting horizons to meet bullish retailer demand.
May 9th, 2013
NZ apple growers discuss a positive season thus far and export market dynamics.
May 6th, 2013
Spanish and Swedish researchers have developed a nose highly sensitive to apples and pears.
Lisa Cork discusses the shortcomings of apple packaging and presentation in Bangkok.
April 23rd, 2013
Jim Archer discusses discrepancies between Chinese interceptions and the ban on Washington apples.
April 19th, 2013
New Zealand’s Fresh Facts report highlights a surge in avocado and kiwifruit shipments in the year to June 2012.
April 17th, 2013
The U.S. Trade Representative has listed several sanitary and phytosanitary measures holding back exports.
April 16th, 2013
Spain’s Nufri is upbeat about prices and demand in Europe for Southern Hemisphere apples and pears.
April 15th, 2013
Nonbrowing Arctic apples look and taste just like their parent fruit, but will consumers accept the GM product?
April 10th, 2013
The Washington State Apple Commission hopes to bowl the competition over by supporting cricket.
April 8th, 2013
ASOEX has released figures of estimated losses by fruit category from Chilean strikes in weeks 13 and 14.
April 5th, 2013
Honeycrisp apples may create heachaches across the supply chain but the variety has shown to pay off.
March 22nd, 2013
Brazil is close to overcoming one of its most damaging pests, the codling moth.
March 13th, 2013
Jacques du Preez discusses South Africa’s pome fruit season and facing industry challenges.
March 12th, 2013
Washington State University has developed a crispy apple with strong storage and non-browning characteristics.
March 11th, 2013
Argentina’s apple and pear shipments to northern Europe were up sharply in the first two months of 2013.
March 8th, 2013
Weather impacts and competition with more profitable crops will cut back Brazil’s apple harvest this year.
March 5th, 2013
Argentina will likely suffer a significant drop in apple exports in the wake of hail last Friday.
February 27th, 2013
Turners & Growers executives discuss strategy in a changing global apple industry.
February 15th, 2013
Capespan Continent’s Stefanie de Puysseleir discusses the European pome fruit outlook this season.
February 13th, 2013
Chile will take the top spot for Southern Hemisphere apple production but will experience the greatest production drop.
February 7th, 2013
Apples have taken the brunt of Uruguayan hail storms but other crops have been slightly affected too.
February 4th, 2013
New Zealand’s forecast of a balance apple crop will come as welcome news after a late season with small sizes last year.
February 1st, 2013
Chile’s opportunity to capitalize on reduced Northern Hemisphere apple stocks could be reduced by a delayed harvest.
January 30th, 2013
Argentine researchers are studying yeast-based solutions to prevent the decomposition of apples and pears.
January 24th, 2013
Weather has so far been on the Argentine pome fruit industry’s side, following a disastrous 2012 export deal.
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