August 01, 2014 / Week N° 31
August 1st, 2014
New technology and better industry communication are Italy’s points of focus for improving kiwifruit quality.
July 31st, 2014
New practices will be put in place at Zespri to avoid the repetition of previous mishaps in Asian export markets.
July 22nd, 2014
Shandong Goodfarmer’s president talks about Ecuadorian bananas, Zespri kiwifruit and creating a new Latin American company.
July 16th, 2014
NZ Kiwifruit Vine Health has introduced a ‘Core Standard’ for nurseries to show they are disease-free.
July 15th, 2014
A large Chilean kiwifruit exporter says the season is ‘not disastrous’ despite production falling by 55%.
July 14th, 2014
New Zealand authorities have failed to protect an Indian whistleblower who revealed abuse in the kiwifruit industry.
July 11th, 2014
A New Zealand kiwifruit company has announced a graduate scheme to ‘develop the future leaders of this industry’.
From figs to persimmons to chestnuts, U.S.-based Stellar Distributing is on the hunt for new international trade deals.
July 7th, 2014
Action has been taken against 18 New Zealand kiwifruit contractors for employing illegal workers.
June 25th, 2014
Produce traders are losing “large swathes of land” with Middle Eastern populations due to conflict.
June 20th, 2014
Peru is not usually the first country associated with kiwifruit, but growers have expressed interest in importing kiwifruit plants from the U.S.
June 6th, 2014
Zespri’s public response to its latest legal case is quite strange considering the amount of money in question.
May 28th, 2014
Recent New Zealand frosts are good news for the kiwifruit growers who have already picked their vines.
A Shanghai Zelun Trading rep is positive about the launch of Enza Red kiwifruit today, and discusses other T&G-owned fruit varieties on their way to China.
May 8th, 2014
Certified health claims can mean big business, and New Zealand’s Zespri wants its kiwifruit to join the club.
May 7th, 2014
New Zealand’s wine sector was not able to beat apple growers’ phenomenal rise in export values last year.
May 2nd, 2014
Zespri supply chain GM Sally Gardiner is the company’s second executive to resign in three weeks.
April 15th, 2014
New Zealand researchers will study the value of kiwifruit extract in treating irritable bowel syndrome.
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.
PrimLand Chile has announced the beginning of its kiwifruit campaign, following a difficult growing season.
New Zealand kiwifruit growers discuss the pros and cons of the Zespri kiwifruit export scheme and other proposals.
April 10th, 2014
A Zespri spokesperson has denied any relation between the announced resignation of chief financial officer Merv Dallas and the company’s historical problems in China.
April 8th, 2014
While Chile’s kiwifruit growers have focused on frosts, Psa is moving silently toward larger production areas.
March 31st, 2014
Chilean Kiwifruit Committee’s Carlos Cruzat said initial exports will begin in the U.S., Russia and Latin America.
New Zealand’s Zespri indicated higher volume of gold kiwifruit, pointing to successful efforts against Psa.
March 21st, 2014
A new gold-fleshed kiwifruit variety has propped up exports for an Italian shipper this year.
March 20th, 2014
A former Zespri director and an NZ fruit trader are looking to build a new kiwifruit export structure for China.
March 18th, 2014
The kiwifruit harvest has begun in New Zealand with the industry upbeat about prospects for its earliest export market, Japan.
March 6th, 2014
A new rule set by APHIS will mean more kiwifruit from California and abroad meet minimum grade requirements.
February 28th, 2014
Forecasts for Chile’s kiwifruit crop are slightly higher than estimates released after frosts hit orchards last year.
February 27th, 2014
Two of New Zealand’s leading produce players have notched good results for the 2013 calendar year.
February 13th, 2014
T&G CEO Alastair Hulbert discuses operational expectations for kiwifruit, apples, grapes and blueberries.
BayWa CEO Klaus Lutz talks about international sourcing plans for three key fruits.
February 4th, 2014
The Chilean Kiwifruit Committee and Kiwifruit of Italy will formalize a collaboration agreement this week.
January 28th, 2014
New Zealand’s kiwifruit orchards are now worth much more than they were a year ago.
December 18th, 2013
The Chilean Kiwifruit Committee has estimated the expected rise in prices next year due to supply shortages.
December 13th, 2013
A new deal means New Zealand’s growers will have a “seat at the table” in the government’s decisions on biosecurity.
December 10th, 2013
Liu Chuanzhi and Chen Shaopeng talk about fruit investment opportunities in Chile, Australia and the U.S.
December 4th, 2013
A proposed four-day nationwide trucker strike could have effects for Italy’s domestic and export fruit sales.
November 19th, 2013
Prices for early season French kiwifruit are higher this year thanks to a smaller crop and less Southern Hemisphere overhang.
China’s Legend Holdings has reported strong kiwifruit volume from its agricultural division.
November 11th, 2013
The misuse of copper sprays in New Zealand could lead to resistance in Psa bacteria, according to KVH.
October 29th, 2013
A call for an enquiry into New Zealand’s kiwifruit system touches on “information monopoly”, grower share imbalance and UPOV.
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.
This past year has provided plenty of ups and downs for Chilean kiwifruit producers.
October 25th, 2013
Granfrutta Zani’s Francesca Borghi discusses expectations for this year’s Italian kiwifruit deal.
October 23rd, 2013
New Zealand’s Serious Fraud Office has launched an investigation into kiwifruit company Zespri.
October 15th, 2013
Chile’s Ministry of Agriculture expects frosts will cut back fruit exports by 22%.
October 14th, 2013
Zespri CEO Lain Jager discusses the past season, conditions for the next kiwifruit crop, a Chinese focus and Chile’s frosts.
October 9th, 2013
Chilean frost loss damages estimates have risen by 20 million boxes of fruit.
Indonesia, Morocco and India were a few markets highlighted for Chilean fruit opportunities at Fruittrade yesterday.
October 3rd, 2013
Estimates show recent frosts will cut Chile’s kiwifruit crop by US$120 million, and may increase the incidence of bacterial vine disease Psa.
September 26th, 2013
Export growth for Chile’s strongest fruit commodities helped offset heavy falls for products like avocados and oranges last season.
September 24th, 2013
Chilean fruit experts are currently evaluating the impacts of frosts on a variety of key export crops.
September 10th, 2013
A recent Asia Fruit Award winner discusses the key fruits that are making ground in the Malaysian market.
September 5th, 2013
Alessandro Fornari believes Chile’s climatic conditions and prospects are auspicious for the development of gold kiwifruit.
August 27th, 2013
Zespri’s Dan Mathieson discusses how the gold kiwifruit transition is faring in the company’s key destination markets.
August 23rd, 2013
A group of NZ kiwifruit growers is contesting BayWa’s takeover of Turners & Growers in the High Court of Wellington.
Young male students in a New Zealand study had less fatigue and more energy when consuming two kiwifruit a day.
August 8th, 2013
A strong apple program combined with increased profits on stonefruit exports have helped boost results for Turners & Growers.
July 25th, 2013
New Zealand’s Zespri was upbeat about the fight against Psa and the company’s possibilities in China.
July 18th, 2013
A Chinese court has upheld charges against a Zespri subsidiary in a kiwifruit smuggling case.
July 3rd, 2013
New regulations will require New Zealand kiwifruit growers to take more extensive measures against disease.
June 27th, 2013
Vine-killing disease Psa-V may be to blame for a big drop in Zespri’s kiwifruit exports to China.
June 25th, 2013
Kasumin 2L may provide an alternative to New Zealand kiwifruit growers fighting Psa-V disease.
June 19th, 2013
New Zealand kiwifruit company Zespri says license allocation for it Gold3 variety has been “significantly oversubscribed”.
June 17th, 2013
A subsidized credit line in Argentina hopes to increase planted area of kiwifruit and recover the industry.
June 7th, 2013
Chile’s Carlos Cruzat says kiwifruit marketer Zespri is testing the limits of fair competition in Japan and South Korea.
May 27th, 2013
Kiwifruit returns were up for Zespri’s growers in 2012-13, but the costs of fighting Psa disease and a Chinese court case cut profits significantly.
May 17th, 2013
U.S. and Chinese researchers have put together a draft kiwifruit genome which is now available.
April 19th, 2013
New Zealand’s Fresh Facts report highlights a surge in avocado and kiwifruit shipments in the year to June 2012.
April 17th, 2013
A Chinese business linked to Lenovo has kicked off international fruit sourcing plans with a joint venture in South America.
April 8th, 2013
ASOEX has released figures of estimated losses by fruit category from Chilean strikes in weeks 13 and 14.
April 2nd, 2013
New Zealand’s Zespri will challenge a recent Chinese court decision over alleged kiwifruit smuggling.
April 1st, 2013
Blue Whale commercial export director Marc Peyres discusses the situation facing French kiwifruit growers.
Greece’s Zeus Kiwi is trying to keep ahead of the game with full traceability and involvement in industry research.
March 28th, 2013
Drought impacts have led an early season New Zealand kiwifruit packer to drop their season forecast.
March 27th, 2013
Chinese authorities have placed a detention order on a senior Zespri official.
March 21st, 2013
A new tool should help Chilean kiwifruit growers rapidly assess their risk of Psa.
March 12th, 2013
DMS is offering New Zealand kiwifruit growers incentives to switch to the Psa-tolerant gold variety G3.
Spanish authorities have uncovered 14,000 kiwifruit plants without proper paperwork.
March 8th, 2013
After feeling abandoned from the BayWa takeover, NZ Enza Gold growers are hopeful T&G will change tack on their variety.
March 5th, 2013
Zespri has managed to raise its supply of European kiwifruit and expects a smooth New Zealand transition.
February 28th, 2013
Chile will have less kiwifruit production this year with the industry upbeat about market prospects.
February 27th, 2013
A New Zealand study has shown strong country of origin links for kiwifruit disease Psa, but more genome sequencing is needed.
February 21st, 2013
Psa infections for Zespri Gold kiwifruit created a tough year for New Zealand’s Seeka.
February 8th, 2013
Italy took the top spot for global kiwifruit production but New Zealand showed skill in marketing.
Italy’s Summerfruit has bagged a new gold kiwifruit to add to its early window portfolio.
February 6th, 2013
We take a hands-on look at how Chilean kiwifruit growers are tackling vine disease Psa in the region of Maule.
February 5th, 2013
Satara shareholders have been offered a substantial premium from a proposed merger deal with EastPack.
January 29th, 2013
New Zealand authorities have allowed for the re-entry of a fertilizer that may improve kiwifruit plant health.
January 28th, 2013
New Zealand’s Zespri and AgMardt have teamed up to fund research into the impacts of kiwifruit canopies on Psa disease.
January 22nd, 2013
KVH’s Barry O’Neil discusses the banning of a fertilzer in New Zealand following reports of Psa treatment use.
January 18th, 2013
Fewer international kiwifruit buyers are showing a preference for New Zealand over Chile compared to a survey two years ago.
January 10th, 2013
Our next International Special Edition will feature major topics surrounding the global kiwifruit market.
January 7th, 2013
Some New Zealand beekeepers have said they are losing business due to kiwifruit spray streptomycin.
December 27th, 2012
Jon Lowy questions the intensity and frequency of kiwifruit vine disease sprays.
December 26th, 2012
Summerfruit’s Giampaolo Dal Pane talks about a new fertilizer that could fight Psa.
December 14th, 2012
New Zealand’s gold kiwifruit exports could drop to less than half, as Psa continues to spread.
December 12th, 2012
As traditional crops become less appealing, kiwifruit present a new option in Spain.
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