December 16, 2014 / Week N° 51

Posts Tagged Cherries

Decofrut forecasts 17% fall in Chilean cherry exports

December 3rd, 2014

A Chilean consultancy has provided a variety-by-variety glimpse of cherry damages in the wake of weekend rains.

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Chilean cherry crop falls 15% after heavy rainfall

December 1st, 2014

Up to 40% of cherries in a key Chilean growing region are no longer eligible for export following rainfall on Saturday.

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NZ fruit growers embrace ozone tech for healthy orchards

December 1st, 2014

OA-Global’s ozone technology products worked wonders on kiwifruit trials in New Zealand, and the company hopes for similar success in new geographies and crops.

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Doubts linger after brief Chilean port strike

November 27th, 2014

Chile’s cherry and blueberry industries have very different views on the effects of recent port strikes.

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Australia-China FTA “music to our ears”, says Joyvio

November 25th, 2014

A Chinese agribusiness hopes the Australian FTA will also lead to simplified quarantine protocols for fruit imports, and has also signaled plans to include South African sourcing.

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Chile: Cherry plant demand soars, kiwifruit interest tumbles

November 21st, 2014

A Chilean nursery company says attractive prices for cherries in China are spurring on production growth.

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Japanese market opens for fumigation-free Chilean cherries

November 20th, 2014

A decision by Japan’s MAFF will now allow for much greater volumes of Chilean cherries this Christmas.

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Aussie produce industry welcomes China FTA

November 17th, 2014

Australia’s fresh fruit, vegetable and orange juice sectors are all set to gain after the signing of an FTA with China.

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China: Fruitday gears up for Mexican blackberries, Chilean avocados

November 14th, 2014

After tripling sales in the last year, Fruitday co-founder Loren Zhao looks ahead for fruit imports in 2014-15.

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South Africa: Dutoit branches out into early cherries for U.K. market

November 11th, 2014

Gysbert du Toit talks about the evolution of an early cherry deal from South Africa in a tie-up with Californian varieties.

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Australia: Mainland cherry registrations for Chinese exports a “good step”

November 10th, 2014

Mainland Australian cherry growers had previously ignored the option to export directly to China with cold treatment, but that approach has changed this season.

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Vietnam considers Australian fruit import suspension

November 4th, 2014

After dealing with years of headaches forming a new protocol to regain Thai market access, the Australian horticultural industry may face new non-tariff challenges in another South East Asian market.

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Chilean cherry growers turn their luck around

November 4th, 2014

Chile looks on track to export 100,000MT of cherries this season, stepping up a notch with its Chinese focus.

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U.S.: Rainier Fruit’s productivity to rise with new automated facility

October 28th, 2014

Rainier’s sister warehouse now has the U.S. Northwest’s first automated fruit shipping facility.

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Chile: ‘a normal export season is still expected’, says ASOEX

October 21st, 2014

A report by the Chilean Fruit Exporters Association says while recent frosts may have caused damages of up to 80% in ‘extreme cases’, the 2014-15 export season will be an ordinary one.

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Chilean frosts ‘nothing like last year’, say industry leaders

October 18th, 2014

Chilean fruit industry representatives say it could be 15 days yet before a full estimate of recent frost damages can be given.

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Chilean producers crushed by second consecutive year of frosts

October 16th, 2014

A Chilean grower says frosts in southern production regions have destroyed 30-100% of several fruit crops.

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Chinese cherry investment a “breath of fresh air” for Aussie growers

October 13th, 2014

Greater investment from abroad could shift Australian cherry growers away from their domestic market focus.

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Australia: bee-delivery system a win for cherry growers

September 25th, 2014

A biological control system used for strawberries has been rejigged by Australian scientists for cherries, and could potentially be applied to a range of other crops.

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‘Breakthrough’ made in Chile’s path to opening cherry exports to South Korea

September 8th, 2014

Following a successful meeting, the first cherry shipment from Chile to South Korea looks like it will be next season.

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The new Silk Road: Kashgar Airport links Pakistani mangoes with China

September 5th, 2014

China’s Silk Road economic belt strategy is expected to lead to more Central Asian fruit imports.

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Canadian cherry exporter hails ‘unlimited opportunities’ in China

September 5th, 2014

As a very successful second season with excellent prices in China draws to a close, one Canadian cherry company says shoppers are ‘more sophisticated’ than five years ago.

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NZ growers take action to mitigate rain risks for cherries

September 2nd, 2014

New Zealand cherry industry players discuss several steps underway to make the most of booming opportunities in Asia.

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China: dismaying imported fruit numbers for Mid-Autumn festival

September 1st, 2014

Australian citrus is one of many imported fruits that have suffered from flat sales in China recently.

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USDA expects Chilean stonefruit rebound in 2014-15

August 21st, 2014

After frosts that hit the recent crop, Chile stonefruit growers are gearing up for higher production in 2014-15.

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‘We’ll find other markets’, says Aussie cherry grower rep

August 14th, 2014

Simon Boughey is not too fussed about the loss of the Russian cherry market for now.

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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: a call for agreement between Russia and Poland

July 31st, 2014

Irina Koziy gives the lowdown on the different implications of Russia’s recent ban on many Polish crops.

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Chile: cherry prices go sky high in record year for growers

July 29th, 2014

Chilean cherries prices shot up this year but not all growers received the full benefit of the increase.

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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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A tale of two states for U.S. sweet cherry production

June 27th, 2014

The biggest U.S. states for sweet cherry production have witnessed significant changes, in opposite directions.

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U.S. Northwest finds cherry amour the world over

June 27th, 2014

A range of markets are showing great interest in U.S. Northwest cherries, but it would take the “entire world” to move the 2014 crop.

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Canadian cherry growers expect ‘exponential’ China-bound exports

June 23rd, 2014

British Colombia’s cherry growers say the new deal with China is a gigant step for the industry.

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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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U.S.: Dragonberry Produce bullish on niche apple opportunities in China

May 22nd, 2014

Amy Nguyen is optimistic for selling a range of produce items in China following a recent USDA trade mission visit.

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U.S. cherry grower set for double last year’s crop

May 21st, 2014

Excellent weather has led to one northwestern U.S. fruit grower expecting a huge rise in cherry production this year.

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U.S: Chelan gears up copters to protect cherry crop from rain

May 8th, 2014

Chelan Fresh has high expectations for the cherry season around the corner, with bigger volumes of a well-received variety introduced in 2012.

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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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Chile reports gains in cherry campaign, despite frosts

April 29th, 2014

Chilean cherry exports grew by almost a third, but frosts still took their toll on final volume.

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Australia: Boughey calls for more “commercial” Thai cherry protocols

April 23rd, 2014

The Australian Government has requested changes to Thai cherry import protocols.

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Australian stonefruit industry regains Thai access

April 23rd, 2014

After a three-year hiatus, Aussie stonefruit growers are squeezing in late season shipments to Thailand.

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India: IG International set for record Chilean apple imports

April 14th, 2014

From apple scarcity to a flood of Iranian kiwifruit, IG International’s Tarun Arora explains Indian market trends, along with a few export ventures.

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Volumes down, values up for Australian cherries

April 10th, 2014

Australian cherry exporters have gotten more bang for their buck in recent months.

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PMA: Chile feels the heat under Chinese cherry demand

April 3rd, 2014

With Chinese cherry demand growing, should Chile worry about over reliance on the Asian market?

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China: Kashgar Airport to become designated fruit entry point for Xinjiang

March 3rd, 2014

Transportation time for Pakistani fruit exported to China will be cut to 70 minutes by air.

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Korean FTA brings tariff break for Australian cherries, citrus, nuts

February 18th, 2014

A wide range of Australian horticultural products will enjoy an immediate tariff break in Korea.

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Washington researcher warns of little cherry disease devastation

February 6th, 2014

A mysterious disease in Washington state is causing small, tasteless and unmarketable cherries.

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China facing widespread cherry shortage, says importer

January 29th, 2014

Two Chinese experts explain the factors behind this year’s “viral” cherry sales campaign.

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Spring Festival favors Chilean cherries

January 2nd, 2014

Volume for Chilean cherries may be down for the Chinese New Year but the fruit should perform well.

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Finding the right rootstock for balanced cherry production

January 2nd, 2014

Oregon cherry researcher Lynn Long has found promising results from two Russian roostocks.

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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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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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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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Taiwan to slash tariffs for NZ cherry exporters

November 21st, 2013

New Zealand is set to get a fresh competitive edge in its top cherry export market.

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Chilean cherry industry continues Chinese focus

November 18th, 2013

The Chilean cherry industry expects a slight rise in exports to China this year, despite the effects of frosts.

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Agreement connects Chilean fruit to China’s top wholesale markets

October 24th, 2013

Through an ASOEX agreement, Chilean fruit will have a direct route to 200 Chinese wholesale markets.

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Chile must watch out for Australia-China FTA, says importer

October 19th, 2013

A Chinese fruit importer has urged Chilean shippers to lower their price expectations in the market.

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Chelan Fresh promotes cherries on the go

October 11th, 2013

Chelan Fresh’s Mac Riggan compares the company’s Cup o’ Cherries to the convenience of a to-go coffee.

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Chile: Fedefruta gives crop-by-crop frost loss update

October 9th, 2013

Chilean frost loss damages estimates have risen by 20 million boxes of fruit.

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Chile looks to new fruit markets, better access

October 9th, 2013

Indonesia, Morocco and India were a few markets highlighted for Chilean fruit opportunities at Fruittrade yesterday.

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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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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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Australian cherry production could rise in 2013-14

September 9th, 2013

A USDA report forecasts jumps and falls in the production of different Australian stonefruit crops in 2013-14.

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Japan cherry and peach growth prospects look “grim”, says USDA

August 29th, 2013

An aging population and a shift away from fresh fruit are affecting Japan’s stonefruit market growth possibilities.

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Strong Polish cherry demand continues, says co-op

August 27th, 2013

Rajpol’s Dominik Wozniak discusses a year of rising demand for Polish cherries abroad and at home.

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Bing cherries lead social media mentions

August 26th, 2013

Mentions for Bing cherries outpaced the Rainier variety on Twitter and Facebook.

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Growth expected for EU cherry leader in 2013

August 16th, 2013

Good winter conditions were kind to cherry production in Poland, the world’s top exporter of frozen cherries.

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Chinese apple market “very interesting” this year, says importer

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.

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Fresh U.S. cherries arrive direct to Chinese homes

August 5th, 2013

A Chinese website is flying in U.S. cherries to meet strong demand for the fruit.

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Spain: exporter upbeat on cherry outlook

July 19th, 2013

Despite adverse weather, one cherry exporter in northern Spain reported a strong season with high prices.

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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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U.S.: Michigan sees growing fruit markets in Brazil, Korea

June 14th, 2013

Michigan is working to build its footprint as a U.S. agricultural product and fruit exporter in Latin America and Asia.

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Chile’s FIA aims for eco-friendly cherry protection

June 13th, 2013

A Chilean cherry research project will use rhizobacteria to fight damaging parasites.

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Optical cherry sorter brings upgrade to California industry

May 23rd, 2013

Optical cherry sorters may help ease labor shortage in California.

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Turkey: Alara confident for cherry export season

May 20th, 2013

Turkey’s leading cherry grower-exporter is upbeat this season but taking no chances on the impacts of inclement weather.

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Russian rootstocks hold promise across Chile

May 13th, 2013

A sweet cherry rootstock out of Russia may have cross-regional utility for Chilean growers.

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Opinion: the outlook for Australian produce imports

May 9th, 2013

Michael Worthington says Australian growers need to consider how to deal with potentially higher fresh produce imports.

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Univeg Katopé UK to trial new Californian cherries

May 8th, 2013

The “Frisco” and “Rocket” cherry varieties could encourage an earlier U.K. season.

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Australia: pre-shipment inspection available for Californian cherries

April 23rd, 2013

Australia will add cherries from California to its pre-shipment inspection program.

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SPS measures holding back U.S. produce exports to Asia

April 17th, 2013

The U.S. Trade Representative has listed several sanitary and phytosanitary measures holding back exports.

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Asian growth drives record Aussie cherry deal

April 9th, 2013

A recent Australian cherry report looks at export dynamics by state and destination.

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Australia: Tasmanian cherry crop hit record in 2012-13

April 5th, 2013

A good growing season and less Chilean competition helped boost Australian cherries in 2012-13.

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Chile suffers big drop in cherry export volume

March 26th, 2013

Chile had a rough year for cherries due to poor climatic conditions that struck a blow to output.

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Cherry-plum hybrid ready for marketing in E.U., Turkey

March 22nd, 2013

Developers hope the Nadia cherry-plum hybrid will lead a new generation of fruit.

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Season kicks off for Spanish “Cherries Glamour”

March 15th, 2013

Oscar Ortiz explains the development of a unique cherry brand in a lucrative market window worldwide.

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Australia sends first cherry shipments to China

January 21st, 2013

The first Australian cherry exports to China took off late last week.

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New markets and varieties for Canadian cherry growers

January 17th, 2013

Six new cold-weather cherry varieties have entered their first year of production in Canada.

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Chilean growers take Australian lessons in cherry management

January 16th, 2013

Chilean cherry growers are aiming to reduce dependence on scarce labor supply by learning Australian techniques.

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Rains deal heavy blow to Chilean cherries

December 20th, 2012

Strange rains have slashed Chile’s cherry export prospects, with lighter effects for grapes and blueberries.

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Brazil: EMBRAPA launches several new fruit varieties

December 19th, 2012

Disease resistance and high productivity are traits of new Brazilian limes, passionfruit and cherries.

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Chilean cherry program aims to defy cold hour norms

December 17th, 2012

A Chilean breeding program is aiming for cherries that can be grown in earlier and warmer northern areas.

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Bottleneck jams Chilean air freight fruit

December 13th, 2012

Flight delays and a build-up of cherries and blueberries in storage have impacted Chile’s export sector.

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U.S. proposes lower assessment rates for Washington stonefruit

December 7th, 2012

Washington’s cherry and apricot growers are set to have lower marketing rates on their fruit.

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State-of-the-art cherry processing plant launched in Chile

November 27th, 2012

Chile’s top cherry exporter has opened a US$30 million processing plant.

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Tough weather cuts back Chilean cherry forecast

November 12th, 2012

Chile’s cherry export figures will be quite different this year going into mid-December.

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Australia gains Chinese cherry market access

November 12th, 2012

Australia has finally achieved access to the highly coveted Chinese cherry market.

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Chilean cherry exports to rise 11%

October 25th, 2012

Isabel Quiroz says Chile neglecting the U.S. cherry market would not be good for its long term business.

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U.S.: MSU researcher lauds benefits of retractable roof for cherries

October 16th, 2012

MSU’s Dr Gregory Lang discusses the benefits of retractable rooves for protected cherry production.

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