August 26, 2014 / Week N° 35
August 26th, 2014
An Egyptian produce company says citrus exports to the U.S. should be small for now due to Russian opportunities.
August 12th, 2014
“We must get ahead now” but be careful not to swarm the Russian market, says a leading Chinese produce exporter.
August 11th, 2014
Two Russian importers claim most products lost from the ban on EU produce can be regained from other countries.
While Russia-bound shipments of South African citrus may increase, there will be new logistical issues.
August 7th, 2014
Valencian farmers have called for measures to mitigate the impact of losing a key market for its persimmons and citrus fruits.
August 6th, 2014
Fruit farmers in Kenya, Nigeria and Malawi are expected to benefit from Coca Cola’s expansive ‘Source Africa’ initiative.
August 5th, 2014
After a 15-month absence, California’s citrus industry can once again ship its fruit to China.
August 4th, 2014
The Uruguayan citrus sector is delighted with progress being made gaining access to critical world markets.
July 25th, 2014
A new documentary looks at how young Dublin retail workers took action against the injustices of racial segregation in South Africa in the 1980s.
July 21st, 2014
South Africa no longer has a clean sheet on citrus black spot this year, and an expert is investigating the farm in question.
July 15th, 2014
The latest EUROPHYT report is good news for South Africa’s citrus industry.
July 2nd, 2014
An Argentine citrus industry representative says growers urgently need the U.S. and Brazilian markets to be opened if they are to improve their lot.
A recent visit of two Chinese officials to Californian citrus groves bodes well for market access negotiations.
June 30th, 2014
Two major Florida citrus companies will merge packing operations to better cope with HLB consequences.
June 26th, 2014
Citrus, melons and persimmons have been some of the fruit crops most affected by severe hailstorms in eastern Spain.
Forecasts for the potential expansion of HLB in São Paulo do not look good for growers.
Peru’s El Niño phenomenon is not in a strong phase, yet slight temperature upticks are having an effect on mango, grape and citrus crops.
June 25th, 2014
Low U.S. production and strong global markets could make for a fantastic Australian lemon season.
June 19th, 2014
Researchers have analyzed citrus genomes for the first time, opening up new possibilities.
Pesticide residues in Chinese fruit imports have been described as “quite serious” in Vietnam.
June 17th, 2014
With South African citrus growers shipping more to the U.S., Chile is likely to diversify its markets.
June 16th, 2014
South Africa is slowing down grapefruit exports, while greater orange volumes have gone to the Far East this year.
June 13th, 2014
Giumarra Wenatchee is optimistic for the upcoming import season of New Zealand-grown lemons.
June 11th, 2014
A hungry U.S. market and faster shipments look to fare well for South Africa’s citrus exporters.
A citrus pest quarantine zone in California’s Tulare County has expanded by 15%, with a further extension potentially on the cards.
SENASA has found cold treatment eliminated fruit fly pests, paving the way for shipments to Japan.
June 3rd, 2014
A Swiss Government-backed import promotion program will be bringing buyers to Peru in August.
May 29th, 2014
FPC chief executive Nigel Jenney says the European Commission ignored recommendations from its own experts in the way it tightened rules for South African citrus imports.
South African citrus growers are wondering why they’ve been singled out for a disease other exporters have too.
May 28th, 2014
Justin Chadwick finds some encouragement from the European Union’s new rules for South African citrus, but calls for government action to bring long term security to the trade.
May 27th, 2014
The EU had “no choice but to impose a stricter inspection regime” on South African citrus, according to Commissioner for Health, Tonio Borg.
May 21st, 2014
Peru’s latest citrus export expectations have been lifted since April, while a fresh market access deal edges closer.
May 12th, 2014
Chilean citrus volume is expected to drop, but the industry remains positive about new export deals.
May 9th, 2014
China Fruits Corporation has emulated a Chiquita-style beauty contest with ambassadors chosen for 10 fruits.
May 8th, 2014
Mexico’s agriculture and fishing exports rose by almost 10% year-on-year in March.
May 7th, 2014
The amount of South African citrus orchards voluntarily withdrawn for EU export is more than 10 times what it was last year.
May 5th, 2014
A new mandarin and a Navel orange-like variety will go to market thanks to the University of Florida.
April 30th, 2014
South African citrus export volumes should remain stable this year, but with changes to the variety make-up.
April 29th, 2014
California’s citrus industry has demanded its fair share of water resources to keep growers in production.
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.
April 24th, 2014
European co-operative Copa-Cogeca has called on the EU to enforce black spot restrictions against South Africa.
April 14th, 2014
A US$16.7 billion company from India and a US$3.2 billion Belgian group will combine forces as part of a landmark produce agreement.
April 11th, 2014
A relaxation in requirements could see more parts of Japan and the Philippines shipping fruit to the U.S.
April 10th, 2014
Mandarins, oranges and macadamia nuts are a few Australian products expected to profit from the Japan FTA.
April 3rd, 2014
As South Africa approaches its 15th year selling citrus to the U.S., exporters praised market growth.
March 27th, 2014
With the South African citrus season near, debate over black spot has roared up once again in the EU.
March 14th, 2014
Cold treatment requirements have complicated Uruguayan citrus shipments to China.
March 3rd, 2014
Pakistani produce items will be allowed in Russia again, but a protocol is still needed for the country’s potatoes.
Transportation time for Pakistani fruit exported to China will be cut to 70 minutes by air.
February 27th, 2014
Two of New Zealand’s leading produce players have notched good results for the 2013 calendar year.
February 25th, 2014
A series of initiatives helped grow revenue for Sunkist Growers last year despite a Chinese ban on California citrus.
February 17th, 2014
Cairo-based Elwadi Export is celebrating 50 years of business with large volumes of navel oranges.
February 14th, 2014
After a decade of talks, Argentina will be able to ship fresh oranges and mandarins to Japan.
February 13th, 2014
Nelly Yunta gives insights into a pilot perishables program in Florida, and fumigation issues for Chilean blueberries.
February 12th, 2014
The head of one of Europe’s oldest fruit distributors discusses supply and demand trends for Germany and Eastern Europe
February 11th, 2014
After a record citrus export crop, South Africa is taking all measures possible to meet European regulations around CBS disease.
January 21st, 2014
New plantings and strong fruit set are some reasons behind Peru’s citrus outlook.
January 16th, 2014
Funding from the U.S. Congress seeks to prevent a potentially devastating threat to the citrus industry.
January 8th, 2014
Two key U.S.fruit-growing states avoided frosts, but the lack of snow is not entirely positive news.
November 29th, 2013
After a season of intense debate, the EU has implemented a ban on one of its leading sources of citrus fruit.
November 28th, 2013
Beef and dairy companies have dominated the agribusiness part of the Australian Export Awards in recent years, but not in 2013.
November 27th, 2013
After losing market access in April, California citrus may once again be welcome in China.
November 26th, 2013
The Australian citrus industry has urged the EFSA not to block South African fruit over citrus black spot concerns.
November 15th, 2013
The “Citrus Unidos” plan provides a US$4 million investment to fight citrus greening in Brazil.
November 6th, 2013
Representatives from Italy have called for an import ban on South African and South American citrus.
November 1st, 2013
Brazilian researchers have teamed up to develop the nation’s first natural pesticide against citrus greening.
October 30th, 2013
Avocado volumes and asparagus prices helped raise profitability for Peruvian exporter Camposol in the third quarter.
October 28th, 2013
Oppy’s James Milne says the U.S. is moving to a more fixed ‘European’ produce sourcing model as growers seek to cut risks.
October 23rd, 2013
A compound in the Matico pepper plant could provide a natural insecticide against Asian Citrus Psyllid.
October 21st, 2013
While estimates for the U.S. citrus season did not look good, European nations forecast a strong season ahead.
October 14th, 2013
Spanish researchers have developed fruit and vegetable netting ready for the compost bin.
October 11th, 2013
Research led by a University of California team could improve HLB treatment and diagnosis.
October 10th, 2013
Spain’s AVA-ASAJA shared biting words, calling for an immediate ban on South African citrus.
October 1st, 2013
University of Florida citrus rootstocks have shown HLB-tolerance, but it is yet to be seen how they perform in large-scale trials.
September 27th, 2013
Europe’s ARC Eurobanan will be filling a gap in the Chinese market with shipments of Spanish citrus.
September 25th, 2013
California citrus volume should remain similar to last year, even with pressure from pests and drought.
Blueberries, cherries and plums look likely to be the biggest victims of Chile’s recent frosts, but other crops have also been affected.
Under pressure from black spot, South Africa could miss out on two million boxes of citrus sales meant for the EU.
September 23rd, 2013
The WCCPF expects a strong finish for South African citrus in the U.S. this year.
September 16th, 2013
South African fruit industry representatives were made to feel very welcome during a recent visit with Chinese quarantine officials.
September 4th, 2013
Spain’s La Unió de Llauradors has accused buyers of withholding payment for citrus from Valencia.
August 30th, 2013
Spain’s Young Farmer’s Association wants immediate action taken for South Africa’s fifth black spot detection.
August 28th, 2013
With five black spot interceptions, South African citrus exporters are wondering whether they’ll be blocked from the EU.
August 22nd, 2013
High shipping costs could be a key barrier to Egypt’s re-entry to the U.S. citrus market.
August 13th, 2013
Two Australian biosecurity officers have potentially saved the country’s citrus industry from devastating disease HLB.
August 9th, 2013
Scheduling issues in South Africa’s port in Durban are causing headaches for citrus exporters.
August 8th, 2013
A team in Spain has found two wasp species effective for eradicating citrus red scale.
August 2nd, 2013
The California citrus industry is working to re-open the Chinese market before next season.
August 1st, 2013
New detections of Asian citrus psyllid have sparked a quarantine zone in California’s citrus country.
July 30th, 2013
South African citrus exporters are looking to new markets as the future of trade with Europe remains in doubt.
July 22nd, 2013
Citrus plants are being prepared for long-term cold storage to fight disease and preserve genetics.
Scientists in Spain hope to turn discarded citrus rinds into a feasible bioethanol choice.
July 18th, 2013
South Africa will look to address ctirus and a growing trade imbalance in talks with the European Union.
July 17th, 2013
Severe weather has dealt a blow to Uruguay’s citrus production, taking a toll on all major crops.
July 11th, 2013
After three years of work, Uruguayan citrus has been approved for sales in the United States.
July 5th, 2013
Orange juice concentrate from Brazil is rapidly declining in Australia, but that isn’t necessarily good news for local growers.
June 28th, 2013
Spanish citrus growers have requested government aid after storms sent a blow to late-season crops.
June 27th, 2013
Citrus from northern Chile enjoys an early season but drought has made production difficult.
June 25th, 2013
If water trends with Mexico continue, researchers warn that Texan citrus production could drop to zero.
June 4th, 2013
Improved rural roads have been inaugurated in Argentina to connect the citrus industry with commercial centers.
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