September 30, 2014 / Week N° 40

Posts Tagged Blueberries

Argentina: first airfreight blueberry exports lift off from Tucumán

September 30th, 2014

APRATUC Guillermo Olivera says blueberry growing conditions have been “benign” compared to last year.

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Peru: Camposol to hold blueberry tastings in Germany, U.K.

September 25th, 2014

Produce multinational Camposol is set to raise blueberry exports by 150% this year.

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Mexican officials to visit China to speed up berry export protocol

September 16th, 2014

Mexico could start shipping several types of berry to China by the end of this year.

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Chile: profits blossom for Hortifrut in 2013-14

September 15th, 2014

Chilean berry multinational Hortifrut did not let the Lobesia botrana crisis and port strikes get in the way of an exceptional financial result for 2013-14,

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Advertorial: increased demand for blueberries through future chefs

September 9th, 2014

Imalinx and the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council recently coordinated culinary workshops in Mexico City and Cancun aimed at incorporating blueberries in gastronomy.

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North Korean blueberry producers enjoy bountiful harvest

September 9th, 2014

Prices for North Korean blueberries that are juiced and sold to China have increased by around 50%.

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‘U.S. blueberry farming practices need to evolve’, says Giant Berry Farms

September 1st, 2014

With phenomenal North American blueberry production forecast, one company says big changes are needed.

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Sweet ending for a successful British Columbian blueberry season

August 28th, 2014

British Columbia is on track to top last year’s production by 24%, as the late Elliot variety hits pleasing brix levels.

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Argentina gears up for first blueberry shipments in September

August 27th, 2014

With Argentina’s blueberry season imminent, production volume looks like it could break a two-year trend.

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Peruvian blueberry grower expects major increase in national production

August 13th, 2014

Peru’s blueberry exports could hit US$40 million this year as it takes advantage of a month-long global supply gap.

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Russian produce embargo: North America in-focus

August 11th, 2014

We take an in-depth, crop-by-crop look at the effects of the Russian produce ban on U.S. and Canadian growers.

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Russia: forget about summer blueberries or affordable pears

August 11th, 2014

Two Russian importers claim most products lost from the ban on EU produce can be regained from other countries.

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Opinion: midsummer fresh blueberry review in North America

August 5th, 2014

Following a recent interview, Fall Creek’s Cort Brazelton takes an in-depth look at the North American blueberry deal.

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Chile steps up Grapevine moth control regulations

July 31st, 2014

Chilean blueberry and plum growers in certain regions will now be obliged to create pest control methods.

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North America sees huge price ranges for blueberries

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.

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Moroccan fresh blueberry exporters gain access to U.S. market

July 30th, 2014

U.S. consumers simply can’t get enough of blueberries, and soon they will have another source of origin for the antioxidant-rich fruit.

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Canada: BC Blueberry Council reveals plans for govt export support funds

July 25th, 2014

Canada’ BC Blueberry Council says gaining China and Korea access will be a key use of government funding.

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Naturipe opens largest berry processing plant in Southeast U.S.

July 23rd, 2014

MBG Marketing continues to expand its blueberry processing and distribution capacity with a new facility in Georgia.

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Dutch blueberry company expecting ‘best crop in five years’

July 23rd, 2014

One Dutch blueberry marketer who experienced ‘almost no winter’ is enjoying a very productive harvest season.

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China: Goodfarmer to develop produce “multinational” status, says Liu Zijie

July 22nd, 2014

Shandong Goodfarmer’s president talks about Ecuadorian bananas, Zespri kiwifruit and creating a new Latin American company.

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Agronometrics releases beta service for fruit market analysis

July 17th, 2014

A new online service aims to make produce market dynamics easy to understand and visualize in context.

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U.S.: the ‘big question’ of Michigan blueberry production

July 8th, 2014

The Michigan blueberry harvest is off to a slow start but one grower still expects a positive season.

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Identity and ownership change for Chilean blueberry company

July 3rd, 2014

Alpine Chile will now be known by the name Navy Blue Export S.A., driven by trade strategies for Europe and Asia.

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Opinion: blueberry varietal change in Argentina and the effect on early markets

June 27th, 2014

Argentinian Blueberry Committee (ABC) manager Ines Pelaez discusses a recent farm visit to Agroberries SA.

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IBISWorld report forecasts growth for Canadian fruit and nut farming

June 26th, 2014

Growth is expected for Canadian horticulture, amidst an environment of U.S. competition and technology pressures.

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Argentina expects Vietnamese access for blueberries, citrus

June 23rd, 2014

Vietnamese authorities have approved Argentina’s food safety control systems, which may open up fruit exports.

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Opinion: assessing Joyvio’s big blueberry bet

June 20th, 2014

China’s soil quality may not be the best, but that hasn’t stopped investors from clamoring to grow blueberries.

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Canada signs Chinese cherry market access deal

June 19th, 2014

Canadian government officials hope blueberries will follow a recent Chinese cherry market access deal.

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Flavor and shelf life vital to future berry growth in U.K.

June 16th, 2014

Execs from Angus Soft Fruits and BerryWorld talk shop about varietal development and raising winter consumption.

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Joyvio: ready-to-eat is the next move for Chinese blueberry industry

June 16th, 2014

Joyvio’s Dr. Jin Xixuan looks at some of the challenges of developing ready-to-eat fruit for the Chinese market.

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Surplus worries for China’s booming blueberry industry

June 16th, 2014

One Chinese fruit industry rep has questioned whether blueberries will follow the price falls seen for blackberries and raspberries in 2010.

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Peru: ProArándanos aims for full industry participation

June 16th, 2014

An incipient Peruvian blueberry growers’ group believes joint planning will be a boost for the industry.

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U.S. would face uncertainty in Chinese blueberry market, says Joyvio rep

June 12th, 2014

Two Joyvio reps look at what competition would come from the U.S. if it were granted Chinese blueberry market access.

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Chilean blueberry exports down but industry still positive

June 11th, 2014

Chilean blueberry exports fell by 15% this season though some new markets saw vast growth.

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Two North American blueberry companies join forces

June 9th, 2014

Curry & Co and Driediger Farms have formed a partnership to give blueberry sales a lift.

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China: Joyvio building “reserve army for modern agriculture”

June 5th, 2014

Chinese produce giant Joyvio is strengthening its blueberry capabilities across a range of different fronts.

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Blueberry leaf extract lengthens shelf life, study shows

June 5th, 2014

A Chinese-U.S. study shows a substance in blueberry leaves can help extend fruit shelf life and add antioxidants.

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Peru: Camposol announces social plans to support blueberry production growth

June 3rd, 2014

To facilitate rapid production growth, Camposol has announced housing projects to look after its employees.

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Peru plans for strong presence at London Produce Show

May 28th, 2014

With exports due to rise 15% this year, Peru’s produce industry will be making its mark at the London Produce Show.

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U.S.: circumstances conspire against Florida’s blueberry growers

May 27th, 2014

Bad weather and strong competition led to double trouble for Florida blueberry growers this year.

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Chile: Hortifrut combines with Argentine blueberry player

May 21st, 2014

Blueberry genetics and early season synergies will be at the core of a new deal between Hortifrut and Expofresh.

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Washington State and British Columbia set for record blueberry harvest

May 19th, 2014

Great weather and strong demand bode well for some blueberry regions in North America.

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Peruvian blueberry exports to double in 2014

May 12th, 2014

Sierra Exportadora has revealed an estimated value for Peru’s blueberry exports this year.

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Apples and onions bolster NZ horticultural exports in 2013

May 7th, 2014

New Zealand’s wine sector was not able to beat apple growers’ phenomenal rise in export values last year.

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U.K.: record profit for Berry Gardens in 2013

May 7th, 2014

After registering its highest ever profits, Britain’s leading berry grower-marketer has appointed a new chairman.

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Blueberry growers cotton on to benefits of packing on arrival

April 28th, 2014

A Chilean-American company is adapting to flexible retail needs for bulk blueberry sourcing.

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Blueberry benefits resonate with U.S. consumers, restaurants

April 28th, 2014

Health promotions have helped push blueberries into new areas of growth on the U.S. market.

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Study to reveal antioxidant properties of Chilean blueberries

April 21st, 2014

A new study will evaluate the nutrional benefits of Chilean blueberries in fresh and processed forms.

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Processors turn to mock berries to ease costs

April 8th, 2014

Mock Crop’s berries look, feel and weigh the same as an actual blueberry with one difference – they’re plastic.

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Q&A: South Korean blueberry market snapshot

March 21st, 2014

Very Berry Korea Corp CEO Chaesup Rim talks about changing consumer attitudes to blueberries in Korea.

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“There’s a lot of room for growth” in blueberries, says USHBC

March 18th, 2014

After last week’s IBO conference in Mexico, two experts revealed plans for building blueberry demand.

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Mexico’s berry production complies with China’s rules, says AQSIQ

March 11th, 2014

Mexico’s berry industry has been hopeful for Chinese blackberry access in 2014, but raspberries could be in line too.

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Spanish cooperatives sign University of Florida blueberry deal

March 7th, 2014

The University of Florida will act with the full force of the law if Spanish blueberry growers don’t comply with IP laws for its varieties.

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U.S.: Gourmet Trading pairs with FoodLink for produce traceability

March 5th, 2014

The largest asparagus distributor in North America has teamed up with California-based FoodLink.

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U.S.: California Giant forecasts record blueberry crop

March 4th, 2014

USHBC research bodes well for what California Giant Berry Farms expects will be a much larger U.S. blueberry crop.

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Opinion: explaining the largest spike in blueberry prices in 10 years

February 26th, 2014

Agronometrics CEO Colin Fain digs deep into the data to assess the biggest price spike in recent blueberry history.

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Opinion: don’t give up on Chilean blueberries yet

February 26th, 2014

Fall Creek’s Cort Brazelton compares what Rocky Balboa and Chilean blueberries have in common.

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Don’t let fumigation fool you, Chile still has plenty of organic blueberries

February 26th, 2014

Naturipe Farms’ Robert Verloop describes how a variety of options has helped partially offset the impacts of U.S. fumigation rules for Chilean blueberries.

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New investments bring growth to Polish blueberries

February 20th, 2014

Polish blueberry company Polskie Jagody has enjoyed the benefits of greater EU investment.

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Peru: Camposol aims for year-round supply in avocados, blueberries

February 17th, 2014

From Colombian avocados to U.S. blueberries, Camposol is looking to new supplies to build its brand.

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Complex season means new markets for Chilean blueberries

February 17th, 2014

Despite complications this season, Chilean blueberries have experienced growth in Europe and Asia.

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U.S.: citrus may be next in line for Florida pilot program

February 13th, 2014

Nelly Yunta gives insights into a pilot perishables program in Florida, and fumigation issues for Chilean blueberries.

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Mexico: Aneberries hopes for October market opening in China

February 12th, 2014

Chinese authorities will be visiting Mexico very soon to inspect berry orchards as part of trade talks.

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U.S. considers Moroccan blueberries

January 3rd, 2014

Modest supplies of Moroccan blueberries are under consideration for the U.S. market.

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Pest prompts new requirements for Chilean blueberries

December 27th, 2013

Lobesia botrana detections mean Chilean blueberries bound for the U.S. will now undergo fumigation.

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China: first direct fruit-laden flights arrive from Chile

December 13th, 2013

China Eastern Airlines brought its first batch of Chilean fruit to Shanghai under a new flight itinerary arrangement.

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Dry weather complicates Spanish strawberry plantings

December 11th, 2013

The Spanish province of Huelva has seen growth in berry plantations, despite difficulties for strawberries.

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China: excess fruit demand drives Joyvio’s global sourcing push

December 10th, 2013

Liu Chuanzhi and Chen Shaopeng talk about fruit investment opportunities in Chile, Australia and the U.S.

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Camposol exec outlines ambitious blueberry plans

December 9th, 2013

Camposol chief commercial officer Jose Antonio Gomez details what lies behind ambitions to build Peru’s biggest agri-project, in blueberries.

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Peru: Camposol reveals US$100M blueberry plan

December 4th, 2013

More than half of Camposol’s investment plans next year will go toward a new blueberry variety.

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International Blueberry Conference set for Mexico

December 3rd, 2013

The fourth International Blueberry Conference will bring a global perspective to Mexico’s growing industry.

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Chile: ASOEX calls for emergency measures to alleviate strike effects

November 29th, 2013

ASOEX has spoken out over the “serious and severe disruption” to fruit traders caused by public sector strikes in Chile.

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Chilean blueberry harvest enters peak volumes in Central Valley

November 29th, 2013

High blueberry volumes have been picked in Chile recently but air shipments still dominated exports last week.

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Chile plans January blueberry promotion blitz in Asia

November 22nd, 2013

The Chilean blueberry industry will undertake a range of initiatives to boost consumption in China and South Korea.

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China’s tech sector enjoys fruit of kiwifruit harvest

November 19th, 2013

China’s Legend Holdings has reported strong kiwifruit volume from its agricultural division.

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Chinese company invests in organic blueberry export scheme

November 13th, 2013

A Chinese company is investing more than US$800,000 in an organic blueberry project in the northeastern province of Jilin.

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Chilean blueberry industry embarks on European marketing campaign

November 13th, 2013

Several key European countries will get an extra taste of Chilean blueberries during winter months.

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Canada: British Columbia notches one of its biggest ever blueberry harvests

November 8th, 2013

As their season winds up, British Columbia blueberry growers are optimistic about benefits from a Canada-EU trade deal.

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Canadian wild blueberries get investment bump

November 5th, 2013

Oxford Frozen Foods Ltd has announced an investment push to encourage New Brunswick blueberries.

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Chile: Choapa blueberries look to Asia

November 1st, 2013

A government initiative has helped five north-central Chilean blueberry growers band up to export their fruit.

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Peru: Camposol earnings more than triple in Q3

October 30th, 2013

Avocado volumes and asparagus prices helped raise profitability for Peruvian exporter Camposol in the third quarter.

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U.S.: St. Louis approved for cold-treated fruits and veggies

October 25th, 2013

St. Louis will become the newest entry point for blueberries imported into the United States.

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Hail hits Argentine blueberry region

October 14th, 2013

Hail may have damaged up to 50% of blueberry crops in Argentina’s Concordia region.

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Uruguay to cut blueberry export estimate

October 3rd, 2013

Low temperatures have led to lower expectations for the Uruguayan export blueberry crop this season.

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Chilean blueberry exporter opens Chinese office

October 3rd, 2013

A major Chilean blueberry shipper to China has expanded its horizons in the Far East with a Qingdao office.

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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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Chile: frosts may cut some crops by 25% in two key regions

September 25th, 2013

Blueberries, cherries and plums look likely to be the biggest victims of Chile’s recent frosts, but other crops have also been affected.

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Chile: ASOEX releases frost briefing

September 24th, 2013

Chilean fruit experts are currently evaluating the impacts of frosts on a variety of key export crops.

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Compounds found in red grapes, blueberries may help immune function

September 23rd, 2013

The immune function may be boosted by grape and blueberry consumption.

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Lower estimate for Argentine blueberries

September 20th, 2013

Ines Pelaez explains the weather conditions that have cut back blueberry export forecasts.

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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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Argentina: frost impacts to take toll on early blueberry volumes

September 5th, 2013

The Argentinean Blueberry Committee has released its estimate for the 2013 season.

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NZ: BBC Technologies reaches out to Latin America

September 3rd, 2013

New Zealand’s BBC Technologies Ltd. showed off its berry technology from its office in Chile.

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Curry and Company looks to Chile for berry expansion

August 23rd, 2013

Curry & Company will begin sourcing berries from Chile, Argentina and Peru to achieve year-long supply.

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U.K.: Angus Soft Fruits bets on South American blueberries

August 13th, 2013

Offering greater stability to South American blueberry growers is essential for Angus Soft Fruits’ Nicolas Sotomayor.

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Bumper crop could mean record year for U.S. blueberries

August 2nd, 2013

Fall Creek’s Dave Brazelton described a big year and major possibilities for U.S. blueberries.

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Spain: Freshuelva announces berry results

June 21st, 2013

Spain’s red berry sector revenue fell significantly in the 2012-13 season despite a greater surface area of crops.

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U.S.: APHIS recommends lighter fruit fly treatment for blueberry imports

June 20th, 2013

Argentine and Uruguayan blueberry exporters look set to have improved methyl bromide treatment processes for the U.S.

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Canadian cherry exporters ready for Chinese market premiere

June 17th, 2013

Canadian cherry exporters are already preparing to sell their fruit in China, while access for another key fruit is also in the works.

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Poland: Blueamber upbeat over blueberry prospects

June 15th, 2013

Polish blueberry grower Blueamber is looking forward to a strong season, despite weather and pest-related challenges to production.

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