March 08, 2014 / Week N° 10
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.
May 28th, 2013
Citrus Australia CEO Judith Damiani says “Let’s get on with transforming the mining boom into the dining boom”.
May 27th, 2013
Heat waves and cold spells took their toll on Morocco’s citrus volume and quality.
May 23rd, 2013
Citrus fruits are just the start for Argentina’s export plans in the Philippines.
May 13th, 2013
Stock build-up and “system failure” led to delays for South African citrus exports.
May 9th, 2013
Michael Worthington says Australian growers need to consider how to deal with potentially higher fresh produce imports.
May 6th, 2013
The Citrus Growers’ Association of Southern Africa highlighted concerns over the Chinese and European markets.
April 26th, 2013
Peru expected the greatest percentage growth for citrus exports while South Africa came out on top for volume.
April 24th, 2013
Doubt from the European Union and China has created new questions for South African citrus.
April 22nd, 2013
El Gebaly’s Sherif Mezar gives insight into new opportunities for Egyptian citrus and the possible U.S. market.
April 17th, 2013
Chinese brown rot concerns have put Californian citrus exporters in a precarious position.
April 16th, 2013
Florida’s citrus industry is placing bets on research to save fruit from greening, which has brought down shipments this year.
March 25th, 2013
A new hybrid tangerine stands out for high output and disease resistance.
March 22nd, 2013
Drought in Mexico’s Tamaulipas state is forcing producers to rush and sell citrus before it goes bad.
March 18th, 2013
Dominican citrus producers cannot keep up with the costs of fighting locust swarms.
March 14th, 2013
Uruguay has its focus on perfecting its national product brand “Uruguay Natural”.
March 11th, 2013
Black spot concerns have led Spanish citrus growers to urge for blocking South African imports or exhaustive controls.
March 4th, 2013
An Aussie citrus grower says floods have taken their toll financially, but crops should still be stable.
March 1st, 2013
Uruguay ranked highly for Latin American citrus exports last year.
February 26th, 2013
Guava fruit could hold the key to maintaining citrus production in Mexico.
February 6th, 2013
Approval of Uruguayan citrus is entering its final stages in the U.S. and open to public comment.
January 31st, 2013
An Aussie supermarket has vowed to support local flood hit growers and not stock extra foreign citrus.
January 22nd, 2013
The challenge for South African citrus growers this season will be to maintain quality expectations under strict export standards.
January 18th, 2013
After a decade of negotiations, Uruguayan citrus could soon be on its way to U.S. consumers.
January 11th, 2013
The San Joaquin Valley expects multiple days of below average temperatures that could send a blow to citrus.
January 10th, 2013
A team of researchers in Chile are working to find a new method to fight the Saissetia oleae beetle.
January 9th, 2013
Chilean navel oranges shined in 2012 with 9% export growth.
January 4th, 2013
Bad loans to producers have put Spanish citrus co-op Canla on the brink of closure.
December 27th, 2012
A lac-based coating has potential to elongate fruit shelf life for up to two weeks.
December 26th, 2012
After damaging hail storms, South African citrus is entering another year of upward movement.
December 19th, 2012
Mexico ranks third and fifth respectively for guava and citrus output, two significant national industries.
December 18th, 2012
Brazilian citrus output is expected to drop by 10% due to stressed trees and average blossoming.
November 19th, 2012
A Spanish study has found soil mites can help reduce thrip infestations in citrus fruits.
November 14th, 2012
South African high school students are earning hands-on farming skills in a new citrus program.
November 9th, 2012
Disease detection has forced Brazil to cease orange shipments to Europe.
November 2nd, 2012
Spanish researchers claim to have developed the best early clementine available.
October 26th, 2012
Fair Trade USA certified produce imports have taken a significant leap in the last two years.
October 17th, 2012
The Australian citrus industry is in limbo as growers wait on a government decision over export deregulation.
October 8th, 2012
Israel’s largest grapefruit grower says it has benefited from lack of South African fruit in Europe.
A South African family is on the cusp of commercializing an unusually sweet grapefruit variety.
October 5th, 2012
South African and Namibian stores will have hardly any fruit as the truck drivers’ strike enters its third week.
October 2nd, 2012
South African citrus exporters claim Maersk’s proposed increased reefer rates will put their competitiveness at risk.
September 26th, 2012
South African and Argentine citrus growers will visit Europe next week to debate pesticide residue limits.
September 21st, 2012
German researchers have found two antioxidants common in fresh produce may help ward off Alzheimer’s disease.
September 13th, 2012
Northeastern South Africa’s fruit farmers are hoping El Niño won’t lead to a rain-starved summer.
September 6th, 2012
Colombia has enlisted citrus growers to help them prevent citrus greening from gaining a foothold.
August 15th, 2012
Eric Trachtenberg and Anton Kruger discuss key topics slated for PMA Fresh Connections in South Africa.
August 14th, 2012
Anton Rabe explains how sterile mating is controlling Mediterranean fruit fly populations in South Africa.
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