March 11, 2014 / Week N° 11
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.
December 4th, 2012
Chile’s number of Psa cases in kiwifruit orchards has risen by 23% in the last month.
November 30th, 2012
New Zealand kiwifruit companies are looking at whether they could sue the national government over Psa.
November 20th, 2012
Soil organic carbon mapping in New Zealand could change the way kiwifruit growers manage orchards.
November 7th, 2012
Kiwifruit producers in Chile have been asked to take extra care with containing Psa.
November 5th, 2012
Zespri CEO Lain Jager talks about a broad range of issues facing New Zealand kiwifruit growers.
October 30th, 2012
Poor weather conditions hurt European kiwifruit output this season.
October 26th, 2012
Psa-V has appeared for the first time in New Zealand’s Kerikeri region.
October 25th, 2012
Faced with the spread of Psa, the Chilean kiwifruit sector attempts to prepare for the worst.
October 23rd, 2012
John Loughlin will step down from his role of chairman after 11 years on the board of Zespri.
October 22nd, 2012
The Chilean Kiwifruit Committee says increased Psa cases are not “critical” but need intensive containment.
October 19th, 2012
New Zealand’s Hawkes Bay Fruitgrowers Association is urging a multi-pronged approach to tackling disease Psa-V.
October 12th, 2012
Kiwifruit disease Psa-V has extended its reach in New Zealand to Hawkes Bay on the North Island’s southeast coast.
October 9th, 2012
New Zealand kiwifruit marketer Zespri is launching a kid’s health promotion campaign in Mexico.
October 1st, 2012
New Zealand growers have given overwhelming support for their industry body’s new levy.
September 28th, 2012
New Zealand’s reported cases of Psa-V disease surged last week as packhouses updated their data.
September 24th, 2012
New Zealand’s largest kiwifruit grower has predicted lower volumes next season with the prospect of fewer jobs.
September 20th, 2012
Italy’s kiwifruit production increased by nearly 50,000MT in 2011-12.
September 19th, 2012
Chile needs to intensify its marketing in India to make the most of lower import tariffs.
September 17th, 2012
Zespri’s Kiwifruit for Kids campaign is ramping up this year in the U.S., with expansion set for Mexico and Canada.
September 13th, 2012
The New Zealand government has calculated the impact Psa-V disease will have on kiwifruit profitability.
Strong exports for New Zealand company Turners & Growers helped raised profits in the first half.
August 29th, 2012
The NZ government has sent a stern warning to 26 kiwifruit growers who admitted to misusing streptomycin.
August 21st, 2012
Researchers have successfully grown kiwifruit for the first time in southern India but yields are still low.
August 20th, 2012
Kiwifruit Vine Health has called for a united approach after Psa-V disease was confirmed in a new part of NZ.
August 14th, 2012
Both Enza Gold and Zespri’s SunGold kiwifruit have shown signs they may not be so tolerant to Psa-V disease.
August 9th, 2012
Sun Pacific’s Bob DiPiazza discusses an ‘interesting’ grape season and boosting kiwifruit consumption.
A 10-year Italian project has resulted in an early gold kiwifruit that may help plug a supply gap in the market.
August 7th, 2012
The Chilean Kiwifruit Committee assesses an export season that has been better than expected.
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