April 15, 2015 / Week N° 16
March 26th, 2015
A major Argentine industry body warns of “severe social consequences” if Brazil’s pome fruit ban continues.
March 25th, 2015
Brazilian authorities say they detected the codling moth in 15 Argentine apple and pear shipments in the first quarter of 2015 alone.
February 25th, 2015
Even though Russia cut off a large chunk of its apple supply last year with the import ban, South American shippers say the country is largely unable to pay good enough prices for their fruit.
February 20th, 2015
Pome fruit growers in Rio Negro will suffer from falling market prices and rising costs this season.
Argentina’s lemon volumes are recovering from last season, but are still 15-20% off ‘normal’ levels.
February 11th, 2015
Carlos Stabile says the Argentine blueberry sector is moving “along the right path.”
January 26th, 2015
While the Argentine union UATRE agreed to a 35% pay rise, another syndicate representing packers is still in talks.
January 22nd, 2015
Strikes over a pay dispute that threatened to delay the Argentine pear harvest have been pushed back.
January 14th, 2015
Pacific Organic’s Greg Holzman discusses upcoming pome fruit and mango deals, as well as the strong dollar’s effect on produce trade flows.
January 7th, 2015
Argentine fruit exporters suffering from the effects of a weak ruble are now faced with another currency challenge – the falling euro.
December 23rd, 2014
Buenos Aires peach growers will now have access to two early season varieties with good coloring and texture.
December 19th, 2014
Argentine cherry exports have been made more viable with the help of direct flights from Patagonia to international markets.
December 18th, 2014
The Williams pear harvest in parts of Argentina will likely begin around a week earlier than normal.
December 3rd, 2014
APAMA president Juan Scordia says blueberry growers have recovered well from a disastrous 2013 season.
November 28th, 2014
Two Argentine apple shippers are delighted at the new Indian market access, with both saying they were surprised at the news and that a strong future is in store.
November 27th, 2014
A fair trader from Interrupcion says the recent U.S. focus on immigration and farmworkers’ rights is here to stay.
November 24th, 2014
Originally designed for commodity crops, an Argentine field management app is making an impact in Chile’s fruit and vegetable sector.
November 21st, 2014
NatureSeal’s A.J. Martinich looks at some of the key items and regions with growth potential in fresh-cut produce.
November 18th, 2014
We look at an Argentine government-backed group that is putting local companies on the map.
November 6th, 2014
The head of Chile’s Fedefruta says despite a favorable exchange rate, pome fruit prices have still fallen 25%.
October 22nd, 2014
The Argentine Blueberry Committee has rebuffed recent predications made about the future of its processed sector.
October 13th, 2014
As Chile’s frozen blueberry industry continues to grow, falling international prices could see its next-door neighbor focus far more attention on the sector in the ‘medium-term’.
October 2nd, 2014
Despite some port delays in Argentina last month due to strikes, the blueberry industry says damages weren’t severe.
September 30th, 2014
APRATUC Guillermo Olivera says blueberry growing conditions have been “benign” compared to last year.
September 26th, 2014
Argentina’s San Miguel aims to position itself as a “global citrus expert” under a new branding scheme.
September 24th, 2014
While Argentina is renowned for its citrus exports, only recently has it been able to send oranges next door to Chile.
August 27th, 2014
With Argentina’s blueberry season imminent, production volume looks like it could break a two-year trend.
August 25th, 2014
Apart from the import embargo, currency issues will also determine how Chilean dried fruit fares in Russia.
August 22nd, 2014
Argentina’s authorities and kiwifruit industry are taking a 100% preventative approach to Psa very seriously.
August 20th, 2014
Frosts slashed Argentina’s lemon exports this year, but the industry’s quality standards are yielding new partners.
August 12th, 2014
Argentine pome fruit shippers could help fill the new Russian supply gap but only if the price is right.
August 11th, 2014
Two Russian importers claim most products lost from the ban on EU produce can be regained from other countries.
August 7th, 2014
Russia’s recent decision has cut out around a quarter of the country’s produce imports, according to preliminary estimates from consultancy Decofrut.
July 31st, 2014
Fall Creek’s Cort Brazelton looks at how northern blueberry markets are faring, what this means for upcoming foreign suppliers, and Morocco’s recent U.S. breakthrough.
July 22nd, 2014
Argentina has developed two new onion varieties with Guarani names, which are apt for humid farming areas.
July 17th, 2014
A new online service aims to make produce market dynamics easy to understand and visualize in context.
July 14th, 2014
While Argentina’s citrus crops have taken a battering, a leading exporter’s orange crop has been fairly unscathed.
July 2nd, 2014
An Argentine citrus industry representative says growers urgently need the U.S. and Brazilian markets to be opened if they are to improve their lot.
June 27th, 2014
Argentinian Blueberry Committee (ABC) manager Ines Pelaez discusses a recent farm visit to Agroberries SA.
June 24th, 2014
A biological control initiative with yeasts has been described as of vital importance to Argentina’s lemon sector.
June 23rd, 2014
Vietnamese authorities have approved Argentina’s food safety control systems, which may open up fruit exports.
June 13th, 2014
After a disastrous season, Argentine avocado growers are intent on renourishing orchards and getting back on track.
June 11th, 2014
A large Argentine fruit company has been ordered to pay more than US$100,000 to settle a case with a grower.
May 21st, 2014
Blueberry genetics and early season synergies will be at the core of a new deal between Hortifrut and Expofresh.
May 19th, 2014
Rains in northern Argentina have brought greater citrus black spot risks, but authorities have so far not seen any quarantine problems in export fruit.
May 16th, 2014
While recent rains are unlikely to cut Tucumán’s already lower lemon volumes, Daniel Ploper expects they will cause export delays.
April 28th, 2014
A Chilean-American company is adapting to flexible retail needs for bulk blueberry sourcing.
April 25th, 2014
Southern Hemisphere lemon exports are expected to fall this year, contrasted by a rise in easy peelers and a fairly stable situation for orange volume.
April 15th, 2014
Argentine Alexander Lucas pears will arrive in limited quantity to the U.S. this month.
April 8th, 2014
The Appgro program allows farmers to view, update and compare crop information from any location in the world.
March 19th, 2014
Argentine authorities claim recent talks with APHIS were an advancement in a bid for U.S. citrus market access.
March 10th, 2014
Marcelo Loyarte and Betina Ernst give their takes on this year’s Argentine apple and pear season.
Marcelo Scarafia discusses Argentina’s punt at new pomegranate markets like Brazil and the U.S.
March 3rd, 2014
Argentine avocado growers are not happy about a proposed entry of Peruvian volume that could “crush” them.
February 28th, 2014
As the only Argentine province with an olive forecasting program, Mendoza is set for a huge production drop in 2014.
February 26th, 2014
Agronometrics CEO Colin Fain digs deep into the data to assess the biggest price spike in recent blueberry history.
February 25th, 2014
Philippine inspectors were happy with the state of Argentine pome fruit and grape operations during a recent tour.
February 21st, 2014
Financial support for exports will be one of the measures entailed in an emergency decree for citrus growers in Tucumán.
February 14th, 2014
After a decade of talks, Argentina will be able to ship fresh oranges and mandarins to Japan.
February 12th, 2014
The head of one of Europe’s oldest fruit distributors discusses supply and demand trends for Germany and Eastern Europe
January 17th, 2014
Argentina reported a smooth beginning for the start of its pear harvest.
January 3rd, 2014
With few pesticide options, Argentine researchers are using natural predators against strawberry pests.
December 16th, 2013
American Airlines’ Carmen Taylor discusses new produce flight routes and the investment needed to keep perishables in top condition.
November 28th, 2013
Brazil has European grape markets full at the moment. Chile, however, should find a more open market in 2014.
November 15th, 2013
The Argentine pome fruit industry hopes a new protocol will finally open up access to the Chinese market.
November 5th, 2013
Frosts in Argentina’s Mendoza province have resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars worth of damage to fruit.
October 31st, 2013
A breeding program in Argentina hopes to reduce frost damage to peaches.
October 14th, 2013
Hail may have damaged up to 50% of blueberry crops in Argentina’s Concordia region.
October 7th, 2013
An international working group has questioned the E.U. stance on citrus black spot.
September 25th, 2013
Argentine pome fruit exporters have fetched good prices this year but are concerned about Brazilian currency devaluation.
September 20th, 2013
Ines Pelaez explains the weather conditions that have cut back blueberry export forecasts.
September 13th, 2013
Argentina’s leading pomegranate exporter plans to raise shipments of the fruit significantly in the coming years.
September 12th, 2013
Spain’s lemon industry expects a good season despite intensified competition from Turkey.
September 5th, 2013
The Argentinean Blueberry Committee has released its estimate for the 2013 season.
August 23rd, 2013
Curry & Company will begin sourcing berries from Chile, Argentina and Peru to achieve year-long supply.
August 16th, 2013
More EU interceptions of the controversial citrus black spot disease had been recorded for Argentina than South Africa.
August 13th, 2013
Offering greater stability to South American blueberry growers is essential for Angus Soft Fruits’ Nicolas Sotomayor.
August 9th, 2013
The world’s largest lemon exporting province has lost a significant amount of its crop to the most intense frost seen in the area since 1989.
August 8th, 2013
Researchers in Argentina are using natural preservative chitosan with the aim of boosting the commercial viability of strawberries.
July 26th, 2013
Argentina’s All Lemon anticipated a drop in week 31 volume for lemon exports following major frosts.
July 23rd, 2013
Ecuadorian bananas may now enter Argentina’s Tucuman province and local producers are not happy.
Abnormal weather conditions have led to faster ripening for Argentina’s lemons.
July 9th, 2013
Patagonia Fine Fruit Growers in Argentina hopes to push local berry consumption back up.
June 25th, 2013
As production costs rise for apples and pears, Argentine growers are struggling to remain competitive.
June 20th, 2013
Argentine and Uruguayan blueberry exporters look set to have improved methyl bromide treatment processes for the U.S.
June 17th, 2013
A subsidized credit line in Argentina hopes to increase planted area of kiwifruit and recover the industry.
June 11th, 2013
Government “thoughtlessness” has led Argentine unions to call for a rural strike to begin on Saturday.
June 7th, 2013
South Africa and Argentina hope to exchange agricultural and technological knowledge through a new agreement.
June 4th, 2013
Three packhouses in Argentina’s Tucumán province were found by authorities to be in violation of food safety standards.
Improved rural roads have been inaugurated in Argentina to connect the citrus industry with commercial centers.
May 30th, 2013
Hail storms damaged Argentina’s apple and pear crops but exports will still fare better than in 2012.
May 29th, 2013
The effects of a summer drought may impact Argentine lemon sizes but the season has started normally so far.
May 23rd, 2013
Citrus fruits are just the start for Argentina’s export plans in the Philippines.
April 25th, 2013
Blueberry representatives from Argentina and Uruguay reflect on rising production costs and declining orchard space.
April 19th, 2013
New Zealand’s apple exports were up in the early season, but volumes were down for Chile, Argentina and South Africa.
Latin America may face its own extremes from climate change but several factors will lend the region a helping hand.
March 11th, 2013
Argentina’s apple and pear shipments to northern Europe were up sharply in the first two months of 2013.
March 6th, 2013
Lucas Garibaldi explains a 10-year global study into the effectiveness of wild pollinators over honeybees.
March 5th, 2013
Argentina will likely suffer a significant drop in apple exports in the wake of hail last Friday.
February 28th, 2013
Southern Hemisphere fruit exporters urged shipping lines to reconsider steep rate increases that could damage competitiveness.
February 15th, 2013
All Lemon now represents 16 companies and 80% of Argentina’s exported lemons.
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.
January 16th, 2013
An Argentine rural strike has been lifted following a wage rise agreement.
January 14th, 2013
Argentina blueberry output went down slightly but stayed closed to the estimated volume.
December 31st, 2012
After a year of hail damage, Argentina projects 29% growth for national grape output.
December 28th, 2012
Argentina’s INTA has released the season’s pear and apple harvest calendar.
December 19th, 2012
More than four million kilograms of blueberries went out of Argentina’s Tucumán province in 2012.
December 13th, 2012
Peach planting has gone up significantly in the Argentine province of Mendoza over the past year.
December 11th, 2012
Brazil has ended a ban on Argentine grapes, reopening a big market between the two countries.
December 7th, 2012
Argentina says U.S. protectionist measures wrongfully impede the lemon industry.
November 23rd, 2012
Argentina has shipped significantly more blueberries to Europe this year than in 2011.
November 13th, 2012
Marketers from five continents have come on board with an IFO red-flesh apple project.
November 5th, 2012
Citrus production in the Argentine province of Corrientes is set to be down 70% next year.
October 26th, 2012
Argentine researchers have developed a manual to better diagnose and recognize blueberry diseases.
October 25th, 2012
Media reports indicate the cold weather and rain could mean a rough season for Argentine producers.
October 18th, 2012
El Niño will likely affect Argentina’s blueberry exports but may smoothen out harvest peaks.
October 12th, 2012
Tucumán lemon exporters experienced a challenging season this year but with some pleasant surprises.
Argentine researchers have a new less harmful method for cleaning strawberries.
October 11th, 2012
Driscoll’s CEO J. Miles Reiter says different berries have supported each other in the category’s growth.
October 8th, 2012
Argentina’s early blueberry start has led to a clash with North American domestic supply.
October 2nd, 2012
Argentina has shipped its first air freight blueberries for the season with fruit bound for the U.S. and the U.K.
September 28th, 2012
Argentina has kicked off its North America-bound blueberry exports in much higher numbers this year.
September 26th, 2012
South African and Argentine citrus growers will visit Europe next week to debate pesticide residue limits.
September 19th, 2012
Argentina’s blueberry industry expects a ‘similar’ export season to 2011 but with earlier timing.
September 17th, 2012
Fall Creek’s Cort Brazelton outlines how Chile and Argentina can improve on their existing blueberry deals.
Argentina will be able to export citrus to the Philippines next year while other fruits are in negotiation.
September 12th, 2012
Argentine trade restrictions have led Bolivia to look for new banana export destinations.
September 11th, 2012
More than half of Argentina’s farmers are facing economic difficulties, according to CAME.
September 7th, 2012
Argentine lemon exports have finished on a high note despite a “difficult” environment.
September 5th, 2012
Europe’s lack of domestic pears in storage is predicted to fuel strong Southern Hemisphere imports in 2013.
September 4th, 2012
The first Argentine blueberry exports for the 2012-13 campaign are on their way to the U.K.
Federico Beltrán Molina takes an in-depth look at Peru’s blueberry potential and competitive threats.
August 24th, 2012
José Luis Palacios talks about how his Argentine lemon nursery achieved recognition as the world’s largest.
August 22nd, 2012
Argentina has officially lodged a complaint with the WTO over U.S. lemon market restrictions.
August 17th, 2012
We provide a synopsis of how El Niño is set to impact Latin American fruit growing countries.
August 15th, 2012
The ClemenGold brand of Nardorcott mandarins is making its presence felt in Europe with a marketing blitz.
August 13th, 2012
South African stonefruit growers are relieved their crops are intact despite recent bad weather.
August 10th, 2012
Argentina’s accelerated lemon harvest has helped replicate last year’s export volumes.
August 9th, 2012
A Latin American lemon nursery has entered the Guinness Book of Records as the largest in the world.
August 7th, 2012
South Africa is set to achieve better raisin results in 2012.
July 30th, 2012
Cort Brazelton maintains working in harmony could be a win-win situation for the processed blueberry sector.
Research in Brazil has so far shown CVC disease is not spread through citrus seeds.
July 27th, 2012
Members of the Southern Agricultural Council (CAS) have agreed to technical collaboration for Chinese trade.
July 26th, 2012
Marcelo Loyarte discusses the core issues that have hindered Argentina’s pome fruit exports in 2012.
July 25th, 2012
A Japanese inspector has given the nod to Argentina’s cold treatment practices for oranges and mandarins.
July 13th, 2012
Pome fruit volume is the main reason behind slashed horticultural exports from southern Argentina.
July 12th, 2012
Argentina has complained about barriers to U.S. lemon market entry, while growers expect a shorter harvest.
July 6th, 2012
ClemenGold founder Abs van Rooyen talks about premium growth and the benefits of offshoot products.
June 28th, 2012
The Argentinean Blueberry Committee has made several changes in a bid to boost its representation and scope.
June 26th, 2012
The Entre Rios citrus industry is suffering, with a state of emergency declared.
June 22nd, 2012
Europe is experiencing a severe undersupply of lemons this summer, while wet weather has potentially impacted demand.
June 18th, 2012
Argentine farmers’ tax burdens are holding back the industry, claims an agricultural expert.
June 15th, 2012
Interrupcion* Fair Trade founder Rafael Goldberg discusses new projects in Latin America and growing demand.
June 13th, 2012
Argentine growers will finally be able to send oranges to their neighbor Brazil in July.
June 11th, 2012
We take a look at dramatically lower Argentine pome fruit exports and the market scenarios they face.
June 7th, 2012
Authorities from Argentine blueberry province Tucumán are pushing for a new shipping route via northern Chile.
June 4th, 2012
Critics have said a rural tax revaluation in Buenos Aires could “paralyze” its agricultural sector.
Researchers from around the globe have put together a genome sequence for the common tomato.
May 30th, 2012
More plantations in China have helped push up global peach production in 2011-12.
May 25th, 2012
The Argentine and Uruguayan blueberry industries are looking to new varieties to overcome market challenges.
May 21st, 2012
Oppenheimer’s David Nelley takes a look at the dynamics driving the U.S. pome fruit market at the moment.
May 17th, 2012
Argentine fruit producers are struggling to get shipments across the Brazilian border due to tighter controls.
May 15th, 2012
Argentina is experiencing a dramatic drop in citrus exports this season despite a backdrop of record yields.
May 4th, 2012
An independent Argentine blueberry and citrus group claims its organization model is boosting export efficiency.
Brazil has taken a hardline reaction to disease mitigation by halting grape imports from Argentina.
May 2nd, 2012
A hold up of Argentine lemon harvests is expected to impact Eastern European imports.
April 19th, 2012
Nicaragua and a host of other Central American countries are set to ship dragon fruit to the U.S.
April 18th, 2012
Spanish producers have called for trade retaliation over the appropriation of YPF with an Argentine lemon veto.
April 17th, 2012
A muddied provincial government agreement in Argentina has left a Univeg merger hanging in the balance.
April 11th, 2012
A fruit marketer says increased cold storage in Dubai means high early season citrus prices are ‘unrealistic’.
April 9th, 2012
The Southern Hemisphere is set to export 64,368MT more oranges, mandarins and lemons than in 2011.
April 4th, 2012
Australian apple production and demand are strong, but alternatives are needed if imports rise.
April 3rd, 2012
An HLB spotting in California has come as a warning for the disease risk potential of Argentine imports.
Indonesia’s proposed Jakarta port closure was among the new concerns raised to the WTO.
April 2nd, 2012
A Dutch importer is upbeat about mandarin markets for Peru and South Africa despite last year’s Argentine ‘disaster’.
March 28th, 2012
Southern Hemisphere pear exports to the U.S. are starting later than normal due to a strong domestic supply.
March 21st, 2012
European importers are on the look out for more small to medium suppliers of organic lemons, claims ProChile.
Argentina’s lemon exports harvest will be delayed but the industry is upbeat on expected quality.
March 16th, 2012
The Southern Hemisphere’s largest pear exporter has drastically reduced its season forecast.
March 6th, 2012
South African table grape returns have slumped in Europe due in part to Latin American exporters flooding the market.
February 28th, 2012
Argentine agriculture consultant Arturo Navarro talks insurance and what is needed to supply with predictability.
Argentina’s blueberry charm offensive has paid dividends with increased European consumption.
February 20th, 2012
Apple and pear crops in the Southern Hemisphere are expected to drop this year, but pear shipments are set to rise.
February 10th, 2012
Fruit shipments from Argentina’s Río Negro province slumped in January.
February 9th, 2012
More job losses are expected at Argenfruit where sales have fallen after price fraud investigations.
The Falkland Islands is low on fruit supplies, but Argentine authorities deny any pressure to stop flights from Chile.
February 8th, 2012
Dry weather has led to an expected fall in Argentine lemon harvests this year, but exports should only be impacted slightly.
February 2nd, 2012
Season plum production estimates in the Argentine province of Mendoza have been revised down significantly.
January 27th, 2012
An Argentine institute has found a method to delay blueberry ripening and lose less fruit in transit.
January 24th, 2012
Argentina’s pome fruit industry needs to adapt to an environment of higher costs and declining returns.
January 19th, 2012
Argentinean Blueberry Committee president Ines Pelaez looks back on the season that was in 2011-12.
January 12th, 2012
Apple production is due for a fall in two key Argentine provinces this year, but pear volumes are on the up.
January 6th, 2012
South Africa’s growing food processing industry is hungry for good quality raw imports.
January 3rd, 2012
Argentina is expanding its technical presence in Africa with a move to help bolster Mozambican fruit production.
January 2nd, 2012
Blueberry production and quality was up in Argentina’s blueberry heartland of Tucumán in 2011.
December 30th, 2011
An embattled Argentine banana importer has denied fraud claims, while unions believe the accusation is a plot.
December 29th, 2011
Mendoza exporters will find it easier to export stonefruit to the U.S. after a fruit fly status update.
December 27th, 2011
Argentina’s National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA) is promoting a new peach variety to growers.
December 23rd, 2011
A major Argentine banana market supplier is under scrutiny for false price declarations.
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