July 23, 2014 / Week N° 30

Posts Tagged Grapes

Grape production down but quality in the clear, says Italian supplier

July 23rd, 2014

Nico Liturri discusses how unusual weather conditions have cut grape production estimates this year.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Chile: grape pioneer passes away

July 15th, 2014

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

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U.S.: improving Californian water regulations ‘vitally important’

July 2nd, 2014

An industry body says Californian grape production will be fine for this year, but water usage is ‘unsustainable’.

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Challenging outlook for Mediterranean grapes

July 1st, 2014

In the face of tough competition with summer fruit, many Spanish and Italian grape growers are shifting their varietal offerings to get ahead.

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Cost efficiency gives Egypt an edge in Chinese orange market

June 30th, 2014

Egypt’s Mohamed Eldosouky discusses competition with South African oranges in China, and plans to open up the market to new products.

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El Niño already impacting Peruvian fruit crops, says weather agency

June 26th, 2014

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.

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IBISWorld report forecasts growth for Canadian fruit and nut farming

June 26th, 2014

Growth is expected for Canadian horticulture, amidst an environment of U.S. competition and technology pressures.

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Australia: AHEA responds to bearish government trade forecast

June 23rd, 2014

AHEA is optimistic for Australia’s horticultural exports despite government forecasts for a reduction in 2014-15.

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India: Bollywood star may become face of Maharashtra horticulture

June 6th, 2014

After acting in more than 180 films, Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan will likely take to the stage of Maharashtra’s fruit and vegetable industry.

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U.S. study shows grapes could help prevent blindness

May 29th, 2014

New research from the University of Miami has revealed grapes’ eye-protecting properties.

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Peru plans for strong presence at London Produce Show

May 28th, 2014

With exports due to rise 15% this year, Peru’s produce industry will be making its mark at the London Produce Show.

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Peru: mangoes and asparagus drive Camposol profit growth in Q1

May 23rd, 2014

Profitability outpaced sales growth for Peru’s Camposol in what was a stellar first quarter for 2014.

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Australia: first grape shipments hit the South Korean market

May 16th, 2014

Barnaby Joyce has hailed Australia’s first table grape exports to South Korea as an ‘exciting milestone’.

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California grapes could have another record year

May 9th, 2014

Improvements in production strategies have helped protect California table grapes from drought conditions.

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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.

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Chinese market to be tariff-free for Peruvian grapes in 2015

May 2nd, 2014

China and South Korea will be tariff-free for Peruvian table grapes next year, while work continues to open up the Japanese market.

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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.

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Turkish apricots hit by bad weather

April 22nd, 2014

The full effects of unusual frosts are yet to be seen in the world’s leading apricot region, as well as impacts on other crops like grapes, peaches and walnuts.

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India: govt cold storage scheme to boost Maharashtra produce industry

April 21st, 2014

The Maharashtra State Agricultural Marketing Board explains a new program to build four cold storage centers.

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First Aussie grapes arrive in Japan

April 16th, 2014

The first exports of Australian table grapes to Japan marks the country’s second produce milestone in a week.

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India: Mahindra signs JV with Univeg

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.

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India: IG International set for record Chilean apple imports

April 14th, 2014

From apple scarcity to a flood of Iranian kiwifruit, IG International’s Tarun Arora explains Indian market trends, along with a few export ventures.

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India’s Tata Group partners with Rallis for branded grapes

March 26th, 2014

India’s Star Bazaar will offer branded grapes in an effort to raise fruit quality for the nation’s middle class consumers.

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California reports record table grape volume

March 24th, 2014

Califorinia brought in record table grape volume this year, reaching export markets in force.

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Peruvian grape volume grows across new and old markets

March 24th, 2014

Peruvian grape exports continue to show strong growth, most notably in China.

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Fruit volumes dry up under Brazilian drought

March 24th, 2014

A dry start to the year has reduced volumes for several top fruit categories in Brazil.

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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.

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South African grapes enjoy partial recovery in late season

March 18th, 2014

South African table grapes have picked up volume in recent weeks, showing recovery from the early season.

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South African grape season winds down

March 4th, 2014

Table grape packing is either done or finishing up in the majority of South Africa’s growing regions.

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India: Mahindra to raise the bar with fruit brand Saboro

March 3rd, 2014

US$11 billion Indian company Mahindra outlines plans for grape and apple branding.

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Argentina moves closer to Philippine fruit market access

February 25th, 2014

Philippine inspectors were happy with the state of Argentine pome fruit and grape operations during a recent tour.

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South Africa crosses fingers for corrections in grape market

February 24th, 2014

With Red Seedless varieties on the water, South African grape shippers hope to find an improved European market.

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Indian grape exports running late

February 20th, 2014

An Indian grape shipper says weather set back harvest times, but volumes will be up.

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South African table grapes on the rebound

February 19th, 2014

Total intakes may be down, but South African grape exporters have bolstered exports well over the last month.

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NZ: T&G to make first Enza Red commercial shipment to Australia

February 13th, 2014

T&G CEO Alastair Hulbert discuses operational expectations for kiwifruit, apples, grapes and blueberries.

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Germany: BayWa plans South American grape JV

February 13th, 2014

BayWa CEO Klaus Lutz talks about international sourcing plans for three key fruits.

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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

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Grapes lead Peruvian fresh market growth in China

February 12th, 2014

Peru expects to surpass its export record for fruit products in the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong.

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Dole plans new South African grape farm acquisition

February 4th, 2014

A Dole Europe subsidiary has entered an agreement to buy an early season grape farm in the Orange River region.

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Dutch company makes the cut with grape destemming technology

February 3rd, 2014

A ZTI Mechatronic innovation promises to cut grape destemming costs significantly.

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South African grape exports down in early 2014

January 21st, 2014

South Africa’s table grape exports were 53% lower year-on-year in the first fortnight of 2014.

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Australian grape season running early, says exporter

January 17th, 2014

Australia’s The Grape House says the industry must focus on “all markets” this export season.

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Spain: Ideal table grape suffers less than ideal season

January 17th, 2014

Spain’s Ideal grape captures consumer desire, even when weather complicates production.

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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.

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Peru looks to take second spot as grape supplier in China

January 14th, 2014

Peru has big expectations as a grape provider to the Chinese market.

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Seedless table grapes lead the way in South Africa

January 14th, 2014

Leon de Kock says a transforming South African grape offering will move more strongly into retail.

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India: Syngenta aims for horticultural project rollout

January 13th, 2014

Syngenta Asia’s Prashant Belgamwar discusses seedless watermelon and grape projects in India.

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South African grape exports dip in 2013 calendar year

January 9th, 2014

Frosts took a toll on South Africa’s overall table grape exports for 2013.

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Aussie grape seeds gain access to Chinese market

January 9th, 2014

Australian companies will now be able to export grape seeds to China following a recent agreement.

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South Africa: rare summer rains put damper on grape harvest

January 8th, 2014

Rains in the Western Cape have put grape and pear harvesting on hold until Monday.

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U.S.: Sun World refocuses efforts in South America

December 31st, 2013

Two Sun World execs discuss plans to advance next generation grape varieties in South America.

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Chile develops new solution for table grape estimation

December 30th, 2013

Chilean researchers hope a “pregnancy test for grapes” will take off in the world of yield estimation.

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Australian table grapes gain access to Korean market

December 19th, 2013

The Australian table grape industry expects millions of dollars worth of exports under a new Korean agreement.

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Reefer shipments mark change for South African grapes in Europe

December 18th, 2013

The first shipment of South African grapes has arrived in time to hit Dutch supermarkets for Christmas sales.

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Peruvian grape growth could rise in 2014

December 16th, 2013

Peru’s grape production growth rate is set to be even higher in 2014, with volume rising by almost 100,000 metric tons (MT).

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Chile raises fruit export estimate

December 11th, 2013

As Chile’s first grape exports take off today, ASOEX has released a total fruit shipment estimate that is higher than previous government calculations.

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Walnuts Australia wins top gong for agriculture in export awards

November 28th, 2013

Beef and dairy companies have dominated the agribusiness part of the Australian Export Awards in recent years, but not in 2013.

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Sun World names grape marketers in Australia, South Africa

November 28th, 2013

Freshworld and Fresh Produce Group are the latest grape licensees of Sun World.

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Europe: year’s end brings high volume and low prices for grapes

November 28th, 2013

Brazil has European grape markets full at the moment. Chile, however, should find a more open market in 2014.

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Peru: Provid forecasts steady rise for grape exports

November 20th, 2013

Peru’s Provid has announced grape export expectations for this season, and hopes for Japanese market access by 2015.

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No flood damages expected for South African table grapes

November 20th, 2013

Despite flooding in the Western Cape, table grape producers have not reported major damages.

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Brazilian govt expects strong value rise for crops in 2013

November 15th, 2013

Oranges, bananas and tomatoes are set to help support a strong rise in Brazilian crop income next year.

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Produce polyphenols strengthen gut health, NZ study shows

November 14th, 2013

Scientists have found that once broken down in the colon, polyphenols produce molecules that are beneficial for the digestive system.

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South Africa: renewed action marks one-year anniversary of farm strikes

November 11th, 2013

A reported 4,000 farm workers went on strike last week, affecting a major Western Cape fruit producer.

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Indian companies form fruit export venture

November 6th, 2013

India’s IG International and Atharva International have formed a joint venture to export fruits and vegetables abroad.

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Brazil releases fifth seedless grape variety

November 5th, 2013

Isis has joined the ranks among Brazil’s nationally developed seedless grape varieties.

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South African table grape forecast on track with last season

November 4th, 2013

Despite frosts in the Orange River Region, South Africa is expected to maintain table grape volume.

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Indian car company shifts gears into banana business

October 30th, 2013

India’s Mahindra & Mahindra is set to launch its own fruit brand which it plans to take global.

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South African table grape industry highlights labor compliance

October 28th, 2013

As a new season nears, the South African table grape industry emphasized respect for labor laws.

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As South African season nears, grape markets remain full

October 25th, 2013

South African grapes could meet greater competition this year from Brazil and Europe.

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Agreement connects Chilean fruit to China’s top wholesale markets

October 24th, 2013

Through an ASOEX agreement, Chilean fruit will have a direct route to 200 Chinese wholesale markets.

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Late season promotions planned for California table grapes

October 21st, 2013

CTGC president Kathleen Nave is positive about the potential to move greater volume toward the end of the grape deal.

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Drought complicates Brazil’s top mango and grape region

October 17th, 2013

Brazil’s overall fruit exports are expected to increase, despite severe drought in the northeast.

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South African frosts mean job and volume loss for grape sector

October 16th, 2013

September frosts could mean 15,000 jobs lost in South Africa’s Orange River grape industry.

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A grape-rich diet could mean better bone health

October 11th, 2013

Move over, milk; grapes may play a role in maintaining strong, healthy bones.

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Chile looks to new fruit markets, better access

October 9th, 2013

Indonesia, Morocco and India were a few markets highlighted for Chilean fruit opportunities at Fruittrade yesterday.

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Thailand and Chile sign FTA

October 7th, 2013

Thailand will remove 90% of tariffs on Chilean products following the signing of a recent free trade agreement.

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Argentine growers suffer from heavy frosts

October 3rd, 2013

Apricots, peaches, grapes, plums and almonds are some of the hardest hit fruits from Argentina’s frosts.

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U.S.: Sun World adds grape licensees in Peru, Mexico

October 2nd, 2013

California’s Sun World will now include Peru’s Camposol and Mexico’s Grupo Alta in its grape program.

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Raisins bear the brunt of frosts in northern Chile

September 30th, 2013

Despite frosts, table grape producers in Chile’s Copiapó province expect volume on par with average.

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Mixed conditions for South African grape development

September 26th, 2013

South Africa’s biggest grape regions have been affected by a mix of frosts and cold weather.

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Marginal rise for Chilean fruit export volume in 2012-13

September 26th, 2013

Export growth for Chile’s strongest fruit commodities helped offset heavy falls for products like avocados and oranges last season.

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Chile: frosts may cut some crops by 25% in two key regions

September 25th, 2013

Blueberries, cherries and plums look likely to be the biggest victims of Chile’s recent frosts, but other crops have also been affected.

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Chile: ASOEX releases frost briefing

September 24th, 2013

Chilean fruit experts are currently evaluating the impacts of frosts on a variety of key export crops.

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U.S.: record pace for California grapes

September 23rd, 2013

Weekly shipments have risen substantially for the California table grape industry this year.

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Compounds found in red grapes, blueberries may help immune function

September 23rd, 2013

The immune function may be boosted by grape and blueberry consumption.

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Growth continues for Peruvian grapes despite roadblocks

September 20th, 2013

Peru’s Alvaro Diaz hopes anti-dumping investigations against China don’t hurt a booming grape trade.

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Brazil shows off grape juice options

September 3rd, 2013

The Brazilian government put its new grape options on display to promote juice production.

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Opinion: muscadine, the great American super fruit

September 2nd, 2013

Whether you call them berries or grapes, muscadines pack a tasty, antixodiant-rich punch for Karen Caplan.

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Aussie grape growers gear up for Asian export season

August 26th, 2013

Australia’s grape export season is still several months away but registrations and protocol training are just around the corner.

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Chinese apple market “very interesting” this year, says importer

August 13th, 2013

Lantao’s John Wang gives his verdict on the varying quality and prospects in China for imported apples, grapes, citrus and cherries.

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Sun World International changes hands

August 12th, 2013

A Californian asset management firm has bought a leading produce breeding, growing and marketing company.

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Brazil releases black grape variety

August 8th, 2013

Brazil’s new variety BRS Núbia has been praised as a step forward for black grapes.

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Strong season ahead for Turkey’s Adalya

August 7th, 2013

A key Turkish grape company expects a 25% uptick in exports this season.

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Grape nursery launches air-conditioned greenhouse in Peru

June 28th, 2013

A new modern greenhouse in Peru’s Ica region will allow for more timely grape plantations for the country’s growers.

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Traditional Chinese fruit sites put on FAO heritage list

June 7th, 2013

A FAO initiative to protect traditional agriculture has incorporated two fruit sites from China that grow grapes and torreya fruit.

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Peru: mangoes and asparagus bolster Camposol’s Q1 results

May 17th, 2013

Higher prices for Camposol’s mainstay crop raised profitability in the first quarter, with a bigger avocado deal around the corner.

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