August 28, 2014 / Week N° 35

Posts Tagged Chile

California competition greater than Chile, says Peruvian grape exporter

August 28th, 2014

One Peruvian table grape company has raised concerns about what Russia’s ban will mean for export markets.

No Comments

Chilean table grape industry addresses ’30% loss in competitiveness’

August 27th, 2014

One expert says urgent structural changes are required in Chile’s table grape industry to retain its global standing.

No Comments

France: kiwifruit producer looks forward to ‘active markets’ in coming season

August 27th, 2014

Prim’land is expecting a great season for its kiwifruit but says the apple situation is ‘quite complicated’.

No Comments

Chile: ODEPA urges strawberry growers to seize international opportunities

August 26th, 2014

A recent Chilean report provides an in-depth look at trends in global strawberry consumption.

No Comments

Chilean walnut, almond and prune exporters look to Russia

August 25th, 2014

Apart from the import embargo, currency issues will also determine how Chilean dried fruit fares in Russia.

No Comments

USDA researcher reveals encouraging results of phosphine fumigation tests

August 25th, 2014

Research shows worker safety and food quality could be improved by using phosphine instead of methyl bromide on crops.

No Comments

U.S.: Pandol Brothers predicts earlier grape import transition this year

August 25th, 2014

A U.S. grape company says consumer preference for freshness is one reason retailers may import earlier this season.

No Comments

Peruvian avocado industry accuses Chile of unfair treatment

August 22nd, 2014

A Peruvian industry representative has asked ‘why aren’t Californian avocados tested for sunblotch in Chile too?’

No Comments

Chilean scientists find new way to control fruit decomposition

August 21st, 2014

A Chilean team may have come up with something of an elixir of shelf life.

No Comments

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.

No Comments

Limoneira invests in northern Chilean citrus

August 19th, 2014

U.S. fruit company Limoneira has made its first investment abroad with a bet on Chilean citrus opportunities.

No Comments

Peruvian avocados with sunblotch detected in Chile

August 18th, 2014

Chilean growers hope lab results will give weight to their appeal to prevent unfettered access for Peruvian avocados.

1 Comment

Peru can ‘perfectly complement’ Chilean grapes, says Cilloniz

August 13th, 2014

A Peruvian market consultant says his country can partner with Chile to ensure a smoother grape supply.

No Comments

Chilean fruit groups express ‘profound concern’ over port reform

August 11th, 2014

ASOEX and Fedefruta have questioned why the fruit industry should pay the cost of port labor issues again.

No Comments

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.

No Comments

Chile: not enough fruit stocks for ‘immediate response’ to Russian ban

August 7th, 2014

Russia’s recent decision has cut out around a quarter of the country’s produce imports, according to preliminary estimates from consultancy Decofrut.

No Comments

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.

No Comments

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.

No Comments

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.

No Comments

Fresh German-Chilean shipping line acquisition deal in the works

July 25th, 2014

With a merger deal on the cards between CSAV and Hapag-Lloyd, another Valparaiso company is on track for a transaction with a multinational based in Hamburg.

No Comments

EU to lighten limits on fosetyl-aluminium

July 23rd, 2014

Nut exporters could reap the fruits of the EU’s plans to raise maximum residue limits for one chemical.

No Comments

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.

No Comments

Chilean grape industry aims to rid country of Lobesia moth

July 18th, 2014

The Chilean Table Grape Committee says a grapewine moth could threaten the whole national fruit industry.

No Comments

Chilean exporter to launch Amira raspberry shipments

July 17th, 2014

Can new varieties help recover Chile’s dwindling presence in the fresh raspberry market?

No Comments

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.

No Comments

Chile: grape pioneer passes away

July 15th, 2014

An important figure in Chile’s agricultural development, Alfonso Prohens, has died.

No Comments

Low Chilean kiwifruit volume saved by prices and quality, says exporter

July 15th, 2014

A large Chilean kiwifruit exporter says the season is ‘not disastrous’ despite production falling by 55%.

No Comments

Chile: Court of Appeals rejects bid to block Peruvian avocado imports

July 11th, 2014

A request from Chilean growers to block Peruvian avocado imports will now come before the Supreme Court.

No Comments

Figs running earlier than ever, says U.S. grower-shipper

July 11th, 2014

From figs to persimmons to chestnuts, U.S.-based Stellar Distributing is on the hunt for new international trade deals.

No Comments

Chile: new technology improves scarce water resource use

July 10th, 2014

The Universidad de Chile has completed tests with a new tech that improves water management in drought-hit regions.

No Comments

Colombia unites with Peru and Chile to develop agriculture

July 9th, 2014

A Colombian agricultural development body will work with other South American countries to strengthen the industry.

No Comments

Chile signs Chinese agreement allowing avocado exports

July 9th, 2014

Chilean authorities in China have signed the final protocol to permit avocado exports to the Asian country.

No Comments

Chilean dried fruit theft rates hit US$1.8M so far this year

July 8th, 2014

The Chilean Walnut Commission plans to crack down on a spate of high-value thefts in the industry.

No Comments

Netherlands: Wageningen research to expand quinoa horizons

July 4th, 2014

New quinoa varieties are growing in France and the Netherlands, while cultivation in Asia is also a possibility.

No Comments

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.

No Comments

Chile develops asparagus preservation liquid

June 26th, 2014

Chilean asparagus growers may soon be able to export more to the U.S. via seafreight thanks to a new liquid.

No Comments

Iraq turmoil may impact Middle East fruit market, says exporter

June 25th, 2014

Produce traders are losing “large swathes of land” with Middle Eastern populations due to conflict.

No Comments

Chilean citrus exporters forecast less trade with U.S.

June 17th, 2014

With South African citrus growers shipping more to the U.S., Chile is likely to diversify its markets.

No Comments

High-tech greenhouse pesticide system planned in Chile

June 17th, 2014

A Chilean agricultural group will implement a new and safer method of greenhouse pesticide application.

No Comments

Argentine avocados on path to recovery

June 13th, 2014

After a disastrous season, Argentine avocado growers are intent on renourishing orchards and getting back on track.

No Comments

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.

No Comments

Opinion: what tax reform means for Chilean agribusiness

June 9th, 2014

Tax reform is the hottest political topic in Chile right now. Tomas Vio explains what it will mean for growers.

No Comments

Chilean port workers happy with new working conditions bill

June 6th, 2014

After causing losses of Chilean fruit in January with strikes, port workers are happy with a new bill to be put to Congress.

No Comments

Chilean apple size ‘worst in 17 years’, says exporter

June 5th, 2014

Chile’s apple growers have suffered from smaller fruit sizing and poor export markets this season, according to Santiago-based Los Lirios.

No Comments

Chilean agricultural officials call for “warning strike”

June 4th, 2014

Chilean border and port officials want third party contractors to gain benefits from the government, and will strike to make their demands heard.

No Comments

Chile’s walnuts crack foreign markets

May 30th, 2014

Strong markets and hard work from the industry led to soaring Chilean walnut exports for 2013-14.

No Comments

Chilean scientist bets on biodegradable film for fruit packaging

May 26th, 2014

A Chilean project seeks to kill two birds with one stone – keep fruit free of bacterial threats and not damage the environment in the process.

1 Comment

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.

No Comments

Chilean citrus sector pursues export deals in Asia, Latin America

May 12th, 2014

Chilean citrus volume is expected to drop, but the industry remains positive about new export deals.

No Comments

Chile: Fedefruta proposes perishables movement law

May 8th, 2014

After two years of disastrous port strikes, Chilean grower group Fedefruta has proposed a law to the Upper House that would allow for the free movement of perishables.

No Comments

Chile to form national table grape committee

May 6th, 2014

The wheels are in motion to form a national committee for growers and exporters of Chile’s most-shipped fruit.

No Comments

Opinion: seven-fold lemon price hike in Chile invites imports

April 30th, 2014

Colin Fain looks out how just a small change in Chilean lemon production can have a dramatic effect on prices.

No Comments

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.

No Comments

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.

No Comments

Lemons to drag down Southern Hemisphere citrus production in 2014

April 25th, 2014

Southern Hemisphere lemon exports are expected to fall this year, contrasted by a rise in easy peelers and a fairly stable situation for orange volume.

No Comments

‘We’re not the kid brother of exporters,’ says Chile’s Fedefruta

April 25th, 2014

Fedefruta’s new president speaks about the priorities ahead to protect Chilean fruit producers.

No Comments

U.S.: C.H. Robinson mulls over Welch’s grape packing in China

April 25th, 2014

With labor shortages at home, C.H. Robinson is considering a grape re-packing set-up in China.

No Comments

Chile: new Fedefruta president to focus on exporter safeguards

April 16th, 2014

Fedefruta’s new president, Juan Carolus Brown, said he will continue pushing for a law to protect persihable exports.

No Comments

Marketing begins for Chilean kiwifruit

April 14th, 2014

PrimLand Chile has announced the beginning of its kiwifruit campaign, following a difficult growing season.

No Comments

Chile: Valparaiso faces “worst fire” in its history

April 13th, 2014

A fire in Valparaiso has caused 11 deaths and led to thousands being evacuated from their homes.

No Comments

Chilean apples approved for new ports in China

April 11th, 2014

Following suspension in October, Chilean apples will once again be able to enter China.

No Comments

Chilean kiwifruit heartland at “enormous” risk from Psa, says committee

April 8th, 2014

While Chile’s kiwifruit growers have focused on frosts, Psa is moving silently toward larger production areas.

No Comments

Chile exports first pomegranates of season

April 7th, 2014

Chile’s first pomegranates of the year have hit the water for the United States.

No Comments

Fresh fruit creates ‘virtuous circle’ at Santiago Marathon

April 7th, 2014

The Produce Marketing Association helped bring 22,000 kilos of fresh fruit to runners at the Santiago Marathon yesterday.

No Comments

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?

No Comments

Chile eyes hot markets for limited kiwifruit offer

March 31st, 2014

Chilean Kiwifruit Committee’s Carlos Cruzat said initial exports will begin in the U.S., Russia and Latin America.

No Comments

Hortifrut reports volume and revenue growth

March 31st, 2014

Chile’s Hortifrut reported high volume and sales growth, encouraged by expansion in Europe.

No Comments

Brazilian melons approved for import to Chile

March 25th, 2014

Fresh Brazilian muskmelons and watermelons have been approved for sale in Chile.

No Comments

Chile launches geothermal greenhouse project

March 25th, 2014

A Chilean government grant has supported a pilot project to use geothermal energy in a watercress greenhouse.

No Comments

Chile: CSAV shareholders show approval for Hapag-Lloyd merger

March 21st, 2014

Two of the world’s leading shipping lines are one step closer to a game-changing partnership.

No Comments

Sun World names grape licensees in Chile, Italy

March 19th, 2014

With new marketers in Chile and Italy, Sun World now has 32 grape licensees worldwide.

No Comments

Costa Rica to export rambutans to Chile in 2014

March 13th, 2014

Building on Chilean market success in pineapples, Costa Rica aims to experiment with exports of more fruits.

No Comments

Honduras signs technical ag export agreement with U.S., Chile

March 10th, 2014

U.S. and Chilean officials have signed a declaration of intent for technical cooperation with Honduras

No Comments

Chilean scientist aims to defrost chilling injury for pomegranates

March 6th, 2014

A Chilean study seeks to overcome an Achilles’ heel of sorts for pomegranates – their sensitivity to the cold.

No Comments

Argentine growers cry foul over Peruvian avocado entry

March 3rd, 2014

Argentine avocado growers are not happy about a proposed entry of Peruvian volume that could “crush” them.

1 Comment

Pre-harvest estimate beats expectations for Chilean kiwifruit

February 28th, 2014

Forecasts for Chile’s kiwifruit crop are slightly higher than estimates released after frosts hit orchards last year.

No Comments

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.

No Comments

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.

No Comments

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.

No Comments

Hortifrut announces Peruvian berry subsidiary

February 18th, 2014

Hortifrut’s new division in Peru will aim to increase the company’s early-season berry presence.

No Comments

Complex season means new markets for Chilean blueberries

February 17th, 2014

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

No Comments

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.

No Comments

Fruit imports have grown despite slowdown, says Dürbeck

February 12th, 2014

The head of one of Europe’s oldest fruit distributors discusses supply and demand trends for Germany and Eastern Europe

No Comments

Developers tap into potential of Chile’s Magellan Barberry

February 6th, 2014

A relatively unknown fruit, a berry known as ‘Calafate’ could have potential as a health supplement.

No Comments

Blueberries suffered greatest dip in Chilean export losses

February 6th, 2014

Initial estimates have been released for export losses during Chile’s three-week port strike.

No Comments

Chile unites kiwifruit goals with Italy

February 4th, 2014

The Chilean Kiwifruit Committee and Kiwifruit of Italy will formalize a collaboration agreement this week.

No Comments

Opinion: Mexican, Californian avocado deals under the spotlight

January 30th, 2014

Agronometrics CEO Colin Fain looks at market differences between the Mexican and U.S. avocado seasons.

No Comments

China facing widespread cherry shortage, says importer

January 29th, 2014

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

No Comments

Chilean exporters threaten legal action over port strikes

January 28th, 2014

“We are very, very angry. Chile does not deserve this,” says Fedefruta president Cristián Allendes.

No Comments

Chilean port situation degenerates again

January 28th, 2014

Port workers in San Antonio have decided to strike again, alleging their employers have not held their end of the bargain.

No Comments

Chile: Valparaiso contingency plan offers salve amidst port strikes

January 22nd, 2014

The flow of ships in Chile’s Port of Valparaiso has risen 36% as vessels get diverted from San Antonio.

No Comments

Chilean strike effects extend to Central Valley growers

January 21st, 2014

A further US$70 million worth of Chilean fruit exports could be compromised by strikes this week.

No Comments

Chile: second week of strikes brings uncertainty to export sector

January 17th, 2014

Some Chilean fruit exporters have already lost clients due to the damages inflicted by port strikes.

No Comments

Multi-continental organic technology keeps fruit fresh for longer

January 16th, 2014

A U.S.-Spanish-Chilean consortium has developed a clean technology that improves fruit shelf life.

No Comments

Chilean fresh fruit exports rise despite adversity

January 15th, 2014

Between weather complications and export barriers, Chilean fresh fruit faced a tough year in 2013.

No Comments

Chile: special forces storm San Antonio port

January 14th, 2014

“This is war” is the response of a Chilean union leader to police occupation of the port of San Antonio.

No Comments

Chile: Fedefruta releases strike effect estimation

January 14th, 2014

Fedefruta’s Cristián Allendes says a minority group in Chile without legal foundations is “killing the country”.

No Comments

Chilean growers take govt to court over Peruvian avocado entry

January 7th, 2014

Chile’s new avocado industry leader has slammed the rigor of a pest risk analysis for Peruvian imports.

No Comments

Chilean port of San Antonio renews work stoppages

January 3rd, 2014

Chile’s port of San Antonio renewed strike action on Friday, citing ongoing labor conflict.

No Comments

Hundreds of Chilean exports exempt from tariffs in Asia

January 3rd, 2014

Chile will now enjoy extensive tariff exemptions in Japan and South Korea.

No Comments