March 09, 2014 / Week N° 10
March 4th, 2014
Resistance to citrus black spot (CBS) disease is the driver behind a new Brazilian GM field study.
March 3rd, 2014
From Shanghai to Pretoria to Sao Paulo, two PMA execs cover a string of Fresh Connections events in the pipeline.
February 28th, 2014
HLB Specialties’ CEO discusses trends surrounding two of the leading export fruits in his native Brazil.
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 21st, 2014
The Brazilian state of Ceará has eradicated a bacterial disease that kills fruit on banana plants.
February 17th, 2014
A Brazilian Hass avocado exporter plans a significant increase in production over the coming years.
February 10th, 2014
High costs and citrus greening are forcing producers out of São Paulo’s citrus industry.
January 31st, 2014
Peruvian authorities expect to reach a mandarin export agreement with Brazil by April.
January 28th, 2014
In the face of a devastating citrus disease, Brazil’s top production state has fought back with vigor.
January 27th, 2014
Brazil’s new cherry tomato variety has been described as one of the tastiest available.
January 23rd, 2014
Six out of Brazil’s top seven fresh fruit exports scored improved results in the 2013 season.
January 16th, 2014
High labor costs have restricted Brazilian papayas, but the industry is invested in promoting exports.
Brazil now has emergency measures in six states to combat Helicoverpa armigera outbreaks.
January 10th, 2014
A favorable exchange rate has encouraged diverse sales for Brazilian bananas.
The Brazilian port of Paranaguá will receive improvements to its cargo processing system.
January 2nd, 2014
Supply shortages in 2013 sent Brazilian tomato prices up a reported 800%.
December 13th, 2013
Brazil’s new Explorer watermelon has shown good disease resistance, post-harvest qualities and a tasty, sweet intense red flesh.
November 28th, 2013
Brazil has European grape markets full at the moment. Chile, however, should find a more open market in 2014.
A Brazilian scientist has revealed insights into how cold temperatures and chemicals can affect banana smell and color.
November 22nd, 2013
Guarana fruit yields could skyrocket in Amazonas thanks to two new varieties developed in Brazil.
A later season is expected for the world’s fourth largest watermelon producer as a result of weather conditions.
November 15th, 2013
The “Citrus Unidos” plan provides a US$4 million investment to fight citrus greening in Brazil.
Oranges, bananas and tomatoes are set to help support a strong rise in Brazilian crop income next year.
November 11th, 2013
With the touch of a smartphone screen, Brazilian shoppers can trace produce across the supply chain.
November 8th, 2013
Brazil has achieved a breakthrough agreement to ship corn directly to the Chinese mainland.
November 5th, 2013
Isis has joined the ranks among Brazil’s nationally developed seedless grape varieties.
November 1st, 2013
Brazilian researchers have teamed up to develop the nation’s first natural pesticide against citrus greening.
Traceability must be inclusive for all types of growers and protect the environment, according to Thomas Eckschmidt.
October 23rd, 2013
A compound in the Matico pepper plant could provide a natural insecticide against Asian Citrus Psyllid.
October 22nd, 2013
Colombian and Brazilian scientists have found value added potential in mango peels due to beneficial bioactive compounds.
October 17th, 2013
Brazil’s overall fruit exports are expected to increase, despite severe drought in the northeast.
October 7th, 2013
An international working group has questioned the E.U. stance on citrus black spot.
October 4th, 2013
Mercosur could end a protective tariff on garlic, putting the Brazilian industry on alert.
September 25th, 2013
Argentine pome fruit exporters have fetched good prices this year but are concerned about Brazilian currency devaluation.
September 4th, 2013
Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture found traces of several banned or restricted pesticides on fresh fruit samples.
September 3rd, 2013
The Brazilian government put its new grape options on display to promote juice production.
August 28th, 2013
Chile expects growth for its avocado harvest this year despite previous pessimism around frosts and low rainfall.
August 19th, 2013
If approved by Brazilian President Dilma Rouseff, a new fund will be created to support the country’s cashew growers.
August 15th, 2013
Banana growers in Sao Paulo say management costs for Black Sigatoka remain prohibitive.
August 9th, 2013
Lower import requirements mean Chile should have easier avocado access to Brazil.
August 8th, 2013
Brazil’s new variety BRS Núbia has been praised as a step forward for black grapes.
August 2nd, 2013
Cold weather during dormancy is expected to bump up Brazil’s apple harvest.
July 22nd, 2013
Ecuadorian banana exporters are gearing up to ship to Brazil, but the Latin American giant has announced aims to delay the process.
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 5th, 2013
Witch’s broom disease put a nasty spell on Brazil’s cacao crops in the 90s, but a state institution has come up with an organic remedy.
May 31st, 2013
Israel’s Stockton Group has gained registration of a biofungicide in Canada, with hopes of approvals in Brazil and the U.S. in the pipeline.
May 22nd, 2013
An Egyptian grower-exporter’s agreement to grow Brazilian peaches and nectarines may prompt trials with other products.
April 19th, 2013
Latin America may face its own extremes from climate change but several factors will lend the region a helping hand.
April 12th, 2013
Portuguese fruit exporters hope to add to their €40 million in annual trade with Brazil through a special agreement with the country.
March 25th, 2013
A new hybrid tangerine stands out for high output and disease resistance.
March 22nd, 2013
Brazil is close to overcoming one of its most damaging pests, the codling moth.
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 28th, 2013
Southern Hemisphere fruit exporters urged shipping lines to reconsider steep rate increases that could damage competitiveness.
February 20th, 2013
Brazil is celebrating “victory” in an orange juice trade dispute with the United States.
Ivanete Pereira says a new Brazilian export banana will provide something new but won’t compete with Cavendish.
February 18th, 2013
Juan Carlos Rivera explains the positive situation Peru’s mango industry is now in after a staggered start.
February 13th, 2013
Purity Organic has strong expectations for its first ever quality arrivals of organic Peruvian table grapes in the U.S.
January 18th, 2013
Expectations for Brazil’s 2013-14 citrus deal are unclear, but growers believe higher profitability is likely.
January 11th, 2013
Pineapple shipments from Brazil’s Minas Gerais state grew 724.5% from January to October 2012.
December 19th, 2012
Disease resistance and high productivity are traits of new Brazilian limes, passionfruit and cherries.
December 18th, 2012
Brazilian citrus output is expected to drop by 10% due to stressed trees and average blossoming.
December 11th, 2012
Brazil has ended a ban on Argentine grapes, reopening a big market between the two countries.
December 4th, 2012
Oppy’s Bill Poulos has applauded the exceptional quality of Brazilian Rainforest Alliance Thompson grapes.
November 28th, 2012
Brazil’s EMBRAPA has developed two grapes with climate adaptability and high brix levels.
November 22nd, 2012
Brazilian researchers are betting a new peach variety will live up to its name, translated as ‘Fascination’.
November 21st, 2012
Brazil moves around US$240 million in organic goods each year, mostly to the benefit of farming families.
November 9th, 2012
The E.U. and Latin America were able to end the longest-running dispute in multilateral trading history.
Disease detection has forced Brazil to cease orange shipments to Europe.
November 7th, 2012
BRS Platina bananas, a new breed from Brazil, resist yellow Sigatoka and Panama disease.
October 19th, 2012
Subtrop’s Rudolf Badenhorst says South Africa looks to be in for a good mango harvest in December.
October 18th, 2012
Brazilian grapes are selling for a high price in Europe as importers struggle to meet demand.
October 11th, 2012
Global hunger levels have dropped significantly but FAO chief, José Graziano Da Silva believes more can be done.
September 28th, 2012
Brazilian apple growers were expecting a great year until unusual frosts hit orchards this week.
September 24th, 2012
Containers full of pears are sitting and waiting in Portuguese ports due to strikes over austerity measures.
September 12th, 2012
Argentine trade restrictions have led Bolivia to look for new banana export destinations.
September 10th, 2012
Peru is expected to increase its overseas grape shipments by a fifth this season.
September 7th, 2012
Conditions are looking better for the Chilean grape deal transition in 2012.
September 5th, 2012
A Brazilian study to extend raspberry shelf life should help small to medium sized-growers.
September 4th, 2012
Fyffes has posted an increase in pre-tax profits thanks to organic growth and shipping efficiencies.
September 3rd, 2012
Brazilian melon exports look well placed to take advantage of the Mediterranean’s early season finish.
Brazil’s table grape harvest kicks off this week but more growers are opting to sell in a strong domestic market.
August 24th, 2012
Brazilian mango exporters look set to gain from a delayed start to the Ecuadorian season.
August 21st, 2012
U.S. distributor Kingston & Associates continues to expand its import scope with mangoes from Brazil.
August 17th, 2012
Brazil’s papaya export industry is recovering from a hiccup in supply due to tax inspector strikes.
We provide a synopsis of how El Niño is set to impact Latin American fruit growing countries.
August 2nd, 2012
iQonsulting analyzes the competitive and productive factors affecting northern Chile’s grape exporters.
July 30th, 2012
Research in Brazil has so far shown CVC disease is not spread through citrus seeds.
Sergio del Castillo explains why Peru’s mandarins have become such a runaway success.
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 23rd, 2012
U.S. mango imports were slightly down in week 28.
July 18th, 2012
Brazil’s fibrous Tommy Atkins mangoes are proving less popular in Europe.
July 16th, 2012
Crown Jewels’ Bill Lewis discusses grape and pomegranate supply deals from South America to the U.S. market.
July 12th, 2012
Rio de Janeiro hosted a Chinese delegation recently to discuss growing and exporting blueberries.
July 9th, 2012
IICA’s David Williams discusses the Rio+20 conference and what it means for agriculture.
July 2nd, 2012
The U.S. share in Brazil’s produce market is falling, but potential still exists for exporters.
June 13th, 2012
Argentine growers will finally be able to send oranges to their neighbor Brazil in July.
June 8th, 2012
The Amazon camu-camu fruit is versatile, antioxidant-rich and can be consumed in myriad ways.
CitrusBR president Christian Lohbauer discusses Brazil’s orange juice stock outlook.
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