December 16, 2014 / Week N° 51
December 3rd, 2014
A Chilean consultancy has provided a variety-by-variety glimpse of cherry damages in the wake of weekend rains.
December 1st, 2014
Up to 40% of cherries in a key Chilean growing region are no longer eligible for export following rainfall on Saturday.
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.
November 27th, 2014
Chile’s cherry and blueberry industries have very different views on the effects of recent port strikes.
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.
November 21st, 2014
A Chilean nursery company says attractive prices for cherries in China are spurring on production growth.
November 20th, 2014
A decision by Japan’s MAFF will now allow for much greater volumes of Chilean cherries this Christmas.
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.
November 14th, 2014
After tripling sales in the last year, Fruitday co-founder Loren Zhao looks ahead for fruit imports in 2014-15.
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.
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.
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.
Chile looks on track to export 100,000MT of cherries this season, stepping up a notch with its Chinese focus.
October 28th, 2014
Rainier’s sister warehouse now has the U.S. Northwest’s first automated fruit shipping facility.
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.
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.
October 16th, 2014
A Chilean grower says frosts in southern production regions have destroyed 30-100% of several fruit crops.
October 13th, 2014
Greater investment from abroad could shift Australian cherry growers away from their domestic market focus.
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.
September 8th, 2014
Following a successful meeting, the first cherry shipment from Chile to South Korea looks like it will be next season.
September 5th, 2014
China’s Silk Road economic belt strategy is expected to lead to more Central Asian fruit imports.
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.
September 2nd, 2014
New Zealand cherry industry players discuss several steps underway to make the most of booming opportunities in Asia.
September 1st, 2014
Australian citrus is one of many imported fruits that have suffered from flat sales in China recently.
August 21st, 2014
After frosts that hit the recent crop, Chile stonefruit growers are gearing up for higher production in 2014-15.
August 14th, 2014
Simon Boughey is not too fussed about the loss of the Russian cherry market for now.
August 11th, 2014
Two Russian importers claim most products lost from the ban on EU produce can be regained from other countries.
July 31st, 2014
Irina Koziy gives the lowdown on the different implications of Russia’s recent ban on many Polish crops.
July 29th, 2014
Chilean cherries prices shot up this year but not all growers received the full benefit of the increase.
July 22nd, 2014
Shandong Goodfarmer’s president talks about Ecuadorian bananas, Zespri kiwifruit and creating a new Latin American company.
June 27th, 2014
The biggest U.S. states for sweet cherry production have witnessed significant changes, in opposite directions.
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.
June 23rd, 2014
British Colombia’s cherry growers say the new deal with China is a gigant step for the industry.
June 19th, 2014
Canadian government officials hope blueberries will follow a recent Chinese cherry market access deal.
May 22nd, 2014
Amy Nguyen is optimistic for selling a range of produce items in China following a recent USDA trade mission visit.
May 21st, 2014
Excellent weather has led to one northwestern U.S. fruit grower expecting a huge rise in cherry production this year.
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.
May 7th, 2014
New Zealand’s wine sector was not able to beat apple growers’ phenomenal rise in export values last year.
After registering its highest ever profits, Britain’s leading berry grower-marketer has appointed a new chairman.
April 29th, 2014
Chilean cherry exports grew by almost a third, but frosts still took their toll on final volume.
April 23rd, 2014
The Australian Government has requested changes to Thai cherry import protocols.
After a three-year hiatus, Aussie stonefruit growers are squeezing in late season shipments to Thailand.
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.
April 10th, 2014
Australian cherry exporters have gotten more bang for their buck in recent months.
April 3rd, 2014
With Chinese cherry demand growing, should Chile worry about over reliance on the Asian market?
March 3rd, 2014
Transportation time for Pakistani fruit exported to China will be cut to 70 minutes by air.
February 18th, 2014
A wide range of Australian horticultural products will enjoy an immediate tariff break in Korea.
February 6th, 2014
A mysterious disease in Washington state is causing small, tasteless and unmarketable cherries.
January 29th, 2014
Two Chinese experts explain the factors behind this year’s “viral” cherry sales campaign.
January 2nd, 2014
Volume for Chilean cherries may be down for the Chinese New Year but the fruit should perform well.
Oregon cherry researcher Lynn Long has found promising results from two Russian roostocks.
December 13th, 2013
China Eastern Airlines brought its first batch of Chilean fruit to Shanghai under a new flight itinerary arrangement.
December 10th, 2013
Liu Chuanzhi and Chen Shaopeng talk about fruit investment opportunities in Chile, Australia and the U.S.
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.
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