December 09, 2013 / Week N° 50
November 29th, 2013
ASOEX has spoken out over the “serious and severe disruption” to fruit traders caused by public sector strikes in Chile.
November 21st, 2013
New Zealand is set to get a fresh competitive edge in its top cherry export market.
November 18th, 2013
The Chilean cherry industry expects a slight rise in exports to China this year, despite the effects of frosts.
October 24th, 2013
Through an ASOEX agreement, Chilean fruit will have a direct route to 200 Chinese wholesale markets.
October 19th, 2013
A Chinese fruit importer has urged Chilean shippers to lower their price expectations in the market.
October 11th, 2013
Chelan Fresh’s Mac Riggan compares the company’s Cup o’ Cherries to the convenience of a to-go coffee.
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.
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
Blueberries, cherries and plums look likely to be the biggest victims of Chile’s recent frosts, but other crops have also been affected.
September 10th, 2013
A recent Asia Fruit Award winner discusses the key fruits that are making ground in the Malaysian market.
September 9th, 2013
A USDA report forecasts jumps and falls in the production of different Australian stonefruit crops in 2013-14.
August 29th, 2013
An aging population and a shift away from fresh fruit are affecting Japan’s stonefruit market growth possibilities.
August 27th, 2013
Rajpol’s Dominik Wozniak discusses a year of rising demand for Polish cherries abroad and at home.
August 26th, 2013
Mentions for Bing cherries outpaced the Rainier variety on Twitter and Facebook.
August 16th, 2013
Good winter conditions were kind to cherry production in Poland, the world’s top exporter of frozen cherries.
August 13th, 2013
Lantao’s John Wang gives his verdict on the varying quality and prospects in China for imported apples, grapes, citrus and cherries.
August 5th, 2013
A Chinese website is flying in U.S. cherries to meet strong demand for the fruit.
July 19th, 2013
Despite adverse weather, one cherry exporter in northern Spain reported a strong season with high prices.
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.
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 13th, 2013
A Chilean cherry research project will use rhizobacteria to fight damaging parasites.
May 23rd, 2013
Optical cherry sorters may help ease labor shortage in California.
May 20th, 2013
Turkey’s leading cherry grower-exporter is upbeat this season but taking no chances on the impacts of inclement weather.
May 13th, 2013
A sweet cherry rootstock out of Russia may have cross-regional utility for Chilean growers.
May 9th, 2013
Michael Worthington says Australian growers need to consider how to deal with potentially higher fresh produce imports.
May 8th, 2013
The “Frisco” and “Rocket” cherry varieties could encourage an earlier U.K. season.
April 23rd, 2013
Australia will add cherries from California to its pre-shipment inspection program.
April 17th, 2013
The U.S. Trade Representative has listed several sanitary and phytosanitary measures holding back exports.
April 9th, 2013
A recent Australian cherry report looks at export dynamics by state and destination.
April 5th, 2013
A good growing season and less Chilean competition helped boost Australian cherries in 2012-13.
March 26th, 2013
Chile had a rough year for cherries due to poor climatic conditions that struck a blow to output.
March 22nd, 2013
Developers hope the Nadia cherry-plum hybrid will lead a new generation of fruit.
March 15th, 2013
Oscar Ortiz explains the development of a unique cherry brand in a lucrative market window worldwide.
January 21st, 2013
The first Australian cherry exports to China took off late last week.
January 17th, 2013
Six new cold-weather cherry varieties have entered their first year of production in Canada.
January 16th, 2013
Chilean cherry growers are aiming to reduce dependence on scarce labor supply by learning Australian techniques.
December 20th, 2012
Strange rains have slashed Chile’s cherry export prospects, with lighter effects for grapes and blueberries.
December 19th, 2012
Disease resistance and high productivity are traits of new Brazilian limes, passionfruit and cherries.
December 17th, 2012
A Chilean breeding program is aiming for cherries that can be grown in earlier and warmer northern areas.
December 13th, 2012
Flight delays and a build-up of cherries and blueberries in storage have impacted Chile’s export sector.
December 7th, 2012
Washington’s cherry and apricot growers are set to have lower marketing rates on their fruit.
November 27th, 2012
Chile’s top cherry exporter has opened a US$30 million processing plant.
November 12th, 2012
Chile’s cherry export figures will be quite different this year going into mid-December.
Australia has finally achieved access to the highly coveted Chinese cherry market.
October 25th, 2012
Isabel Quiroz says Chile neglecting the U.S. cherry market would not be good for its long term business.
October 16th, 2012
MSU’s Dr Gregory Lang discusses the benefits of retractable rooves for protected cherry production.
October 8th, 2012
Kingo Chile general manager Carlos Martin Vasquez discusses trends for fruit exports to China, Taiwan and Korea.
October 2nd, 2012
Australian and Chinese officials will hold bilateral talks in Beijing this month to discuss cherry market access.
September 19th, 2012
Chile needs to intensify its marketing in India to make the most of lower import tariffs.
September 7th, 2012
Okanagan has granted production rights for the Staccato cherry in the U.K. and Ireland.
August 28th, 2012
Turkish cherry production and exports have recovered from a ‘devastating’ 2011.
August 14th, 2012
Anton Rabe explains how sterile mating is controlling Mediterranean fruit fly populations in South Africa.
August 6th, 2012
The Sweetheart cherry cultivar has helped Canada establish itself as a worldwide exporter.
July 27th, 2012
Thunderstorms and hail in Washington State have caused isolated fruit orchard damage.
July 19th, 2012
Cold weather and prolonged rain have slowed down England’s ambitious cherry growth.
June 13th, 2012
Oppenheimer expects enhanced cherry volumes for the U.S. Northwest program.
June 1st, 2012
Taiwan has threatened to cut off Australia’s cold treatment cherry export option if it is not used this year.
May 22nd, 2012
PMA’s Michael Worthington provides a snapshot of Australia’s produce industry and retail trends.
May 16th, 2012
Chile’s organic horticultural production land fell last year, but positive signs were seen for organic wine.
May 3rd, 2012
Fedefruta chief Antonio Walker says Patagonia is Chile’s comparative advantage in the fruit industry.
April 30th, 2012
Chilean ag minister Luis Mayol has met with Indian Ambassador Pradeep Kapur ahead of an Asian tour.
April 17th, 2012
Chile’s port of Valparaiso has shown good capacity to handle a significant rise in fruit exports this year.
April 12th, 2012
Australian cherry growers are looking for more options in protocol negotiations with China and Thailand.
March 23rd, 2012
An FTA could make India “capable of consuming all of Chile’s produce”, says a leading fruit importer.
March 14th, 2012
Thailand and Chile have taken fresh steps towards developing a fruit trade protocol.
March 7th, 2012
Chile’s fruit shipments jumped due to an increasing appetite for cherry, plum and blueberry imports.
February 23rd, 2012
A U.S. study has found there is serious electricity-generating potential in fruit, nut and coconut waste.
January 26th, 2012
Fruit exporters from Washington State, California and Australia discuss the impacts of a potential Jakarta port closure.
January 25th, 2012
Australia’s stonefruit sales in Asia were going well until Chilean fruit flooded the market.
January 23rd, 2012
The allure of Chinese New Year prices has attracted more fruit this year, leading to logistical constraints in Hong Kong.
January 20th, 2012
New Zealand’s export cherries and apricots have taken a battering from heavy rain.
January 18th, 2012
A strong domestic market has helped compensate the effects of a Thai ban on Australian cherries.
January 17th, 2012
A University of Tasmania researcher discusses promising findings about managing cherry crops to avoid cracking.
January 12th, 2012
Chile is sending higher cherry volumes to Asia this year, but will prices keep steady?
January 11th, 2012
Chile is busy testing new fruit hybrids which it believes are key for strengthening its market position.
January 6th, 2012
Luis Mayol’s first act as Chilean Agricultural Minister is offering a credit line for fire-affected farmers.
January 5th, 2012
The Peruvian government is hopeful a small shipment of blueberries will be exported in September.
December 30th, 2011
Giumarra will work with New Zealand-based RD8 Fresh Produce to sell apricots and cherries in the U.S.
December 29th, 2011
Growers in a key Australian cherry region are leaving fruit on trees and are calling on the government for export support.
December 23rd, 2011
Australia cherry growers are gearing up for potential Chinese export entry in February.
December 20th, 2011
Chile expects record cherry exports to China this season, but will earlier Chinese New Year celebrations hit prices?
December 15th, 2011
China and other Latin American countries are becoming increasingly important markets for Chilean cherries.
South Africa’s cherry industry looks set to expand with the planting of a new range of cultivars suited to milder climates.
December 9th, 2011
Volcanic ash has slashed cherry production in the Patagonian province of Neuquén.
November 29th, 2011
Cherry growers in Argentina’s Mendoza province are facing negative cash flows and tough market conditions.
November 28th, 2011
Peru has the possibility of extending the Southern Hemisphere cherry season and producing the fruit on a grand scale.
November 23rd, 2011
Cherry imports from Argentina and Chile are being re-packed in the U.S. to make them more appealing.
November 11th, 2011
Some early maturing cherries in Chile have suffered damage from rainfalls earlier this week.
November 7th, 2011
Ash from the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle Volcano eruption could lead to a difficult cherry season in an Argentine province.
November 2nd, 2011
A delegation of Australian cherry growers is headed to China today with hopes of market access before Christmas.
October 28th, 2011
Frosts have led to minor damages for Chilean cherries, but the country is still on track for a record year.
October 25th, 2011
An Argentine cherry grower co-operative in Patagonia has forecast a significant production rise this year.
October 14th, 2011
If Chile’s mild spring continues the country could be in for a record cherry harvest.
October 13th, 2011
Plenty of rain and cool temperatures have helped the Australian state of NSW state with its stonefruit harvest.
October 6th, 2011
South African stonefruit exports are set to arrive in the U.S. after a positive assessment from APHIS.
September 22nd, 2011
Urbanization has spurred Chile’s fruit union to call for labor law changes if it is to meet its high export goals.
September 14th, 2011
Chile is increasingly looking to China and Indonesia for horticultural export opportunities.
August 23rd, 2011
Australian peaches, nectarines and cherries are expected to ‘rebound’ in crop year 2012, according to a USDA report.
August 16th, 2011
Chile’s peach and nectarine cultivation area has declined in recent years but growers have planted more productive varieties.
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