March 27, 2015 / Week N° 13
March 27th, 2015
An industry head in Valencia unveils plans to prevent the sector becoming “a shadow of its former self”.
Some US$1.8 million of funding will reportedly help an area of the Eastern Cape reach the EU market.
March 20th, 2015
California Citrus Mutual and Bayer CropScience have teamed up with the #CitrusMatters campaign to help prevent the spread of HLB.
March 17th, 2015
Justin Chadwick says Spain’s methodology for identifying CBS in citrus imports is “clearly a big concern”.
March 11th, 2015
Pakistan has been able to raise exports of Kinnow mandarins to markets ranging from Russia to Canada.
March 9th, 2015
Higher costs offset the benefits of favorable market conditions and larger lemon volumes for Limoneira in the first quarter.
March 3rd, 2015
A Kremlin representative says Russia may be able to get around the food import ban by using local processing as a condition of entry.
February 26th, 2015
South Africa’s total citrus volumes this season should be roughly in line with previous years.
February 25th, 2015
New Zealand-based produce company Turners & Growers did not quite achieve the 10-20% profit rise for 2014 that its board had forecast on Jan. 21.
“I’d prefer an average volume crop of good size to a massive crop of small fruit,” says Seven Fields’ Brett Jackson.
China’s quarantine branches have been put on high alert for citrus imports from all U.S. growing regions.
San Miguel aims to overcome complex challenges outside of its control for the processed and fresh citrus sectors.
February 24th, 2015
There is as yet no indication as to when China’s citrus import suspension on Tulare County might be lifted.
February 19th, 2015
Revenue surpassed US$1 billion for the largest citrus shipper in the U.S. last year, bolstered by a new partnerships in India and Brazil.
China’s efforts to halt corruption have affected gift giving, and therefore the sales of imported Australian premium fruits.
February 17th, 2015
A group in South Africa’s Loskop Valley hopes to send a trial of ‘top quality’ citrus to the U.S. this season.
February 13th, 2015
Whether it’s edible-skin squash, a unique citrus fruit or fresh wasabi, Japanese horticultural companies are banking on growing overseas interest in their national cuisine.
February 12th, 2015
A Spanish firm focused on the German-speaking market is testing a range of new fruit projects in Africa, the Middle East, South America and its own backyard.
A biosecurity partnership has been formed in Australia’s Sunraysia to protect citrus from exotic pests.
February 10th, 2015
The California Citrus Mutual estimates exports this so far this season are 25% lower than planned.
February 9th, 2015
Limoneira has acquired an additional 200 acres of lemon trees for around US$1.2 million.
February 5th, 2015
A portable and inexpensive citrus greening detector developed by University of Florida scientists could soon be available to citrus growers.
January 26th, 2015
Donnelly Fresh Produce and ClemenGold discuss expansion developments for a unique mandarin variety in Europe and Africa.
January 23rd, 2015
Many of Peru’s W. Murcott trees are reaching adulthood and will add to shipping volumes this season.
January 21st, 2015
Only 30% of Morocco’s citrus crop is believed to be of export quality after rain and strong winds last November.
January 15th, 2015
Australia’s second-largest horticultural export destination will now start reducing tariffs on items like citrus fruit, grapes and asparagus.
The third phase of an Israeli-Indian horticultural technology, research and trade project is now underway.
January 12th, 2015
India is next in Australia’s sights after a series of FTA breakthroughs with China, Japan and South Korea.
December 12th, 2014
While California Citrus Mutual has said the current storms in the state are a ‘plus all the way round’, others say it will delay harvesting at a peak time.
AVA-ASAJA has raised alarm about the “disturbing” spread of Texas Citrus Mite in Spanish orchards.
December 2nd, 2014
A new protocol means Peruvian citrus that is exported to China will be subject to less a damaging cold treatment.
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 17th, 2014
Australia’s fresh fruit, vegetable and orange juice sectors are all set to gain after the signing of an FTA with China.
LoBue Citrus’ new packaging strategy for Cara Cara oranges shows that simple is sometimes beautiful.
November 11th, 2014
An Egyptian citrus industry leader has called for truck access to cross the Suez Canal to reduce export delays.
October 27th, 2014
Paramount Citrus president David Krause is “betting big” on grapefruit and is confident for a leadership position in mandarins.
October 8th, 2014
Rains in southern Brazil have broken the trend of dry weather in 2014 that was negatively affecting citrus growers.
October 7th, 2014
In a bid to help fight childhood obesity, Sunkist will sell its citrus with packaging from a popular kids’ TV show.
October 6th, 2014
A produce shipper says the Moroccan industry’s constant ‘evolution’ is putting it in good stead for the future.
September 30th, 2014
The IPPC will establish an expert committee to try and resolve South Africa’s CBS dispute with the EU once and for all.
September 26th, 2014
Recent hailstorms have put a €52.5 million dent in eastern Spanish citrus, grape and persimmon farms.
September 25th, 2014
The Chilean Citrus Committee is upbeat about new export prospects in nearby Brazil.
September 16th, 2014
The finalization of Australia’s FTA with Korea may take the pressure off other Asian citrus markets next season.
September 15th, 2014
A South African citrus industry representative gives insights from a recent visit to Hong Kong, India and Indonesia.
September 12th, 2014
California Citrus Mutual believes the latest NASS orange crop forecast is too high.
September 11th, 2014
South Africa’s citrus association wishes it could have avoided the recent export suspension, but couldn’t risk further restrictions from Europe.
September 8th, 2014
A U.K industry body says the suspension of some citrus exports from South Africa to Europe will cause ‘major issues’ for the British market.
September 4th, 2014
Capespan says two key reasons are at the heart of why the Navel season went on longer than originally thought.
September 3rd, 2014
Houston, we have South African oranges.
August 29th, 2014
U.S. authorities claim South Africa should be treated the same way as Florida when it comes to citrus black spot.
Hot on the heels of apples, Chinese citrus is now on track to gaining U.S. market entry after a recent proposed rule from APHIS.
‘Water prices are way up, water availability is way down, and it’s scary’, says a Californian citrus grower.
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.
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