November 25, 2014 / Week N° 48
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.
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.
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