March 12, 2014 / Week N° 11
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.
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