July 22, 2014 / Week N° 30

Posts Tagged Kiwifruit

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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NZ launches kiwifruit biosecurity scheme to stop Psa spread

July 16th, 2014

NZ Kiwifruit Vine Health has introduced a ‘Core Standard’ for nurseries to show they are disease-free.

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Low Chilean kiwifruit volume saved by prices and quality, says exporter

July 15th, 2014

A large Chilean kiwifruit exporter says the season is ‘not disastrous’ despite production falling by 55%.

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NZ may deport man who revealed kiwifruit worker abuses

July 14th, 2014

New Zealand authorities have failed to protect an Indian whistleblower who revealed abuse in the kiwifruit industry.

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NZ: Zespri begins search for new young talent

July 11th, 2014

A New Zealand kiwifruit company has announced a graduate scheme to ‘develop the future leaders of this industry’.

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Figs running earlier than ever, says U.S. grower-shipper

July 11th, 2014

From figs to persimmons to chestnuts, U.S.-based Stellar Distributing is on the hunt for new international trade deals.

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NZ: illegal workers identified on kiwifruit sites

July 7th, 2014

Action has been taken against 18 New Zealand kiwifruit contractors for employing illegal workers.

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Iraq turmoil may impact Middle East fruit market, says exporter

June 25th, 2014

Produce traders are losing “large swathes of land” with Middle Eastern populations due to conflict.

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Peru sets rules for importing U.S. kiwifruit plants

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.

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Opinion: what’s going on with Zespri?

June 6th, 2014

Zespri’s public response to its latest legal case is quite strange considering the amount of money in question.

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Frosts “welcomed” by NZ kiwifruit growers

May 28th, 2014

Recent New Zealand frosts are good news for the kiwifruit growers who have already picked their vines.

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NZ sends first Enza Red kiwifruit to China

May 28th, 2014

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.

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NZ: Zespri makes historic health claim submission

May 8th, 2014

Certified health claims can mean big business, and New Zealand’s Zespri wants its kiwifruit to join the club.

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Apples and onions bolster NZ horticultural exports in 2013

May 7th, 2014

New Zealand’s wine sector was not able to beat apple growers’ phenomenal rise in export values last year.

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NZ: Zespri supply chain general manager to stand down

May 2nd, 2014

Zespri supply chain GM Sally Gardiner is the company’s second executive to resign in three weeks.

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New Zealand company promotes kiwifruit for digestive health

April 15th, 2014

New Zealand researchers will study the value of kiwifruit extract in treating irritable bowel syndrome.

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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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Marketing begins for Chilean kiwifruit

April 14th, 2014

PrimLand Chile has announced the beginning of its kiwifruit campaign, following a difficult growing season.

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Self-interest or frustration? A grower view on NZ’s kiwifruit duopoly pitch

April 14th, 2014

New Zealand kiwifruit growers discuss the pros and cons of the Zespri kiwifruit export scheme and other proposals.

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Zespri denies CFO resignation linked to China fraud case

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.

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Chilean kiwifruit heartland at “enormous” risk from Psa, says committee

April 8th, 2014

While Chile’s kiwifruit growers have focused on frosts, Psa is moving silently toward larger production areas.

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Chile eyes hot markets for limited kiwifruit offer

March 31st, 2014

Chilean Kiwifruit Committee’s Carlos Cruzat said initial exports will begin in the U.S., Russia and Latin America.

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Zespri reports volume recovery for gold kiwifruit

March 31st, 2014

New Zealand’s Zespri indicated higher volume of gold kiwifruit, pointing to successful efforts against Psa.

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Italy: Asia-bound kiwifruit exports skyrocket for Apofruit

March 21st, 2014

A new gold-fleshed kiwifruit variety has propped up exports for an Italian shipper this year.

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NZ: Thompson, Bayly claim kiwifruit duopoly export leak “misrepresentative”

March 20th, 2014

A former Zespri director and an NZ fruit trader are looking to build a new kiwifruit export structure for China.

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NZ: weather, markets in Zespri’s favor so far in 2014

March 18th, 2014

The kiwifruit harvest has begun in New Zealand with the industry upbeat about prospects for its earliest export market, Japan.

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U.S. loosens restrictions on “misshapen” kiwifruit

March 6th, 2014

A new rule set by APHIS will mean more kiwifruit from California and abroad meet minimum grade requirements.

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Pre-harvest estimate beats expectations for Chilean kiwifruit

February 28th, 2014

Forecasts for Chile’s kiwifruit crop are slightly higher than estimates released after frosts hit orchards last year.

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NZ: positive results for Seeka, T&G in 2013

February 27th, 2014

Two of New Zealand’s leading produce players have notched good results for the 2013 calendar year.

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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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Chile unites kiwifruit goals with Italy

February 4th, 2014

The Chilean Kiwifruit Committee and Kiwifruit of Italy will formalize a collaboration agreement this week.

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NZ: kiwifruit orchard values back to pre-Psa levels, says expert

January 28th, 2014

New Zealand’s kiwifruit orchards are now worth much more than they were a year ago.

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Chilean kiwifruit industry needs cautious approach to 2014 season

December 18th, 2013

The Chilean Kiwifruit Committee has estimated the expected rise in prices next year due to supply shortages.

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NZ growers reach collaborative biosecurity deal with govt

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.

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China: excess fruit demand drives Joyvio’s global sourcing push

December 10th, 2013

Liu Chuanzhi and Chen Shaopeng talk about fruit investment opportunities in Chile, Australia and the U.S.

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Italian fruit consultant hopes for low transport strike impact

December 4th, 2013

A proposed four-day nationwide trucker strike could have effects for Italy’s domestic and export fruit sales.

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Strong outlook for French kiwifruit growers, says Prim’land

November 19th, 2013

Prices for early season French kiwifruit are higher this year thanks to a smaller crop and less Southern Hemisphere overhang.

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China’s tech sector enjoys fruit of kiwifruit harvest

November 19th, 2013

China’s Legend Holdings has reported strong kiwifruit volume from its agricultural division.

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Psa may develop copper treatment resistance in NZ, says KVH

November 11th, 2013

The misuse of copper sprays in New Zealand could lead to resistance in Psa bacteria, according to KVH.

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IKGA calls for independent enquiry into Zespri, NZ kiwifruit regulations

October 29th, 2013

A call for an enquiry into New Zealand’s kiwifruit system touches on “information monopoly”, grower share imbalance and UPOV.

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North American produce consignment model evolving

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.

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Chile looks back on mixed year for kiwifruit

October 28th, 2013

This past year has provided plenty of ups and downs for Chilean kiwifruit producers.

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Italian delay extends supply constraints on kiwifruit markets

October 25th, 2013

Granfrutta Zani’s Francesca Borghi discusses expectations for this year’s Italian kiwifruit deal.

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NZ: motive for Zespri fraud probe remains unclear

October 23rd, 2013

New Zealand’s Serious Fraud Office has launched an investigation into kiwifruit company Zespri.

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Chilean govt releases official frost damage estimates

October 15th, 2013

Chile’s Ministry of Agriculture expects frosts will cut back fruit exports by 22%.

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NZ: Zespri sees less Psa expression in kiwifruit vines

October 14th, 2013

Zespri CEO Lain Jager discusses the past season, conditions for the next kiwifruit crop, a Chinese focus and Chile’s frosts.

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Chile: Fedefruta gives crop-by-crop frost loss update

October 9th, 2013

Chilean frost loss damages estimates have risen by 20 million boxes of fruit.

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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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Frosts slash Chilean kiwifruit crop

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.

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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: 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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Malaysia: new facility to boost fruit import trade, claims Chop Tong Guan

September 10th, 2013

A recent Asia Fruit Award winner discusses the key fruits that are making ground in the Malaysian market.

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Chile needs industry-wide gold kiwifruit strategy, says Jingold licensor

September 5th, 2013

Alessandro Fornari believes Chile’s climatic conditions and prospects are auspicious for the development of gold kiwifruit.

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NZ: Zespri records positive results for SunGold kiwifruit

August 27th, 2013

Zespri’s Dan Mathieson discusses how the gold kiwifruit transition is faring in the company’s key destination markets.

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NZ: Overseas Investment Office in court over T&G clearout

August 23rd, 2013

A group of NZ kiwifruit growers is contesting BayWa’s takeover of Turners & Growers in the High Court of Wellington.

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Kiwifruit consumption lifts mood and energy, NZ study shows

August 23rd, 2013

Young male students in a New Zealand study had less fatigue and more energy when consuming two kiwifruit a day.

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NZ: sharp rise in profit for T&G in H1

August 8th, 2013

A strong apple program combined with increased profits on stonefruit exports have helped boost results for Turners & Growers.

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Zespri optimistic about Psa, future in China

July 25th, 2013

New Zealand’s Zespri was upbeat about the fight against Psa and the company’s possibilities in China.

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Ruling in Zespri smuggling case upheld by Chinese court

July 18th, 2013

A Chinese court has upheld charges against a Zespri subsidiary in a kiwifruit smuggling case.

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New Zealand implements stricter controls for Psa

July 3rd, 2013

New regulations will require New Zealand kiwifruit growers to take more extensive measures against disease.

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NZ: Zespri anticipates decline in Chinese kiwifruit market

June 27th, 2013

Vine-killing disease Psa-V may be to blame for a big drop in Zespri’s kiwifruit exports to China.

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New Zealand considers new Psa antibiotic for kiwifruit

June 25th, 2013

Kasumin 2L may provide an alternative to New Zealand kiwifruit growers fighting Psa-V disease.

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NZ: strong take-up for Zespri Gold3 kiwifruit

June 19th, 2013

New Zealand kiwifruit company Zespri says license allocation for it Gold3 variety has been “significantly oversubscribed”.

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Argentina offers support to increase domestic kiwifruit volume

June 17th, 2013

A subsidized credit line in Argentina hopes to increase planted area of kiwifruit and recover the industry.

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Chilean kiwifruit volumes plummet in Japan, South Korea

June 7th, 2013

Chile’s Carlos Cruzat says kiwifruit marketer Zespri is testing the limits of fair competition in Japan and South Korea.

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NZ: Zespri announces record kiwifruit returns in 2012-13

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.

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Researchers sequence draft kiwifruit genome

May 17th, 2013

U.S. and Chinese researchers have put together a draft kiwifruit genome which is now available.

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NZ fruit exports rose above challenges in 2011-12

April 19th, 2013

New Zealand’s Fresh Facts report highlights a surge in avocado and kiwifruit shipments in the year to June 2012.

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Chinese ag giant bets on Chilean premium fruit

April 17th, 2013

A Chinese business linked to Lenovo has kicked off international fruit sourcing plans with a joint venture in South America.

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Chilean port strike fruit loss update

April 8th, 2013

ASOEX has released figures of estimated losses by fruit category from Chilean strikes in weeks 13 and 14.

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Zespri to appeal Shanghai customs case

April 2nd, 2013

New Zealand’s Zespri will challenge a recent Chinese court decision over alleged kiwifruit smuggling.

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French kiwifruit under pressure

April 1st, 2013

Blue Whale commercial export director Marc Peyres discusses the situation facing French kiwifruit growers.

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Greek kiwifruit company looks toward new markets, stronger varieties

April 1st, 2013

Greece’s Zeus Kiwi is trying to keep ahead of the game with full traceability and involvement in industry research.

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Predictions fall further for NZ kiwifruit

March 28th, 2013

Drought impacts have led an early season New Zealand kiwifruit packer to drop their season forecast.

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NZ parliament debates impacts of Zespri smuggling case

March 27th, 2013

Chinese authorities have placed a detention order on a senior Zespri official.

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Chile developing tool to determine Psa risk

March 21st, 2013

A new tool should help Chilean kiwifruit growers rapidly assess their risk of Psa.

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NZ: postharvest operator puts cash on the line for G3 kiwifruit conversions

March 12th, 2013

DMS is offering New Zealand kiwifruit growers incentives to switch to the Psa-tolerant gold variety G3.

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Thousands of undocumented kiwifruit plants found on Spanish farm

March 12th, 2013

Spanish authorities have uncovered 14,000 kiwifruit plants without proper paperwork.

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NZ: Enza Gold growers “cautiously optimistic” on Hipkins departure

March 8th, 2013

After feeling abandoned from the BayWa takeover, NZ Enza Gold growers are hopeful T&G will change tack on their variety.

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Zespri registers rise in European kiwifruit volumes

March 5th, 2013

Zespri has managed to raise its supply of European kiwifruit and expects a smooth New Zealand transition.

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Chile’s 2013 kiwifruit market outlook

February 28th, 2013

Chile will have less kiwifruit production this year with the industry upbeat about market prospects.

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NZ study suggests kiwifruit disease source

February 27th, 2013

A New Zealand study has shown strong country of origin links for kiwifruit disease Psa, but more genome sequencing is needed.

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NZ: Seeka annual report reflects hardship of Psa

February 21st, 2013

Psa infections for Zespri Gold kiwifruit created a tough year for New Zealand’s Seeka.

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Kiwifruit makes global strides over past decade

February 8th, 2013

Italy took the top spot for global kiwifruit production but New Zealand showed skill in marketing.

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Italy: Summerfruit wins rights to early gold kiwifruit

February 8th, 2013

Italy’s Summerfruit has bagged a new gold kiwifruit to add to its early window portfolio.

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Facing the early days of Psa on a Chilean orchard

February 6th, 2013

We take a hands-on look at how Chilean kiwifruit growers are tackling vine disease Psa in the region of Maule.

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Proposed merger could form NZ’s largest kiwifruit postharvest company

February 5th, 2013

Satara shareholders have been offered a substantial premium from a proposed merger deal with EastPack.

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‘Yeti F is just a fertilizer’, says NZ kiwifruit grower

January 29th, 2013

New Zealand authorities have allowed for the re-entry of a fertilizer that may improve kiwifruit plant health.

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NZ trials kiwifruit canopies to halt Psa spread

January 28th, 2013

New Zealand’s Zespri and AgMardt have teamed up to fund research into the impacts of kiwifruit canopies on Psa disease.

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NZ places ban on unauthorized Psa treatment

January 22nd, 2013

KVH’s Barry O’Neil discusses the banning of a fertilzer in New Zealand following reports of Psa treatment use.

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Survey reveals global perceptions of Chilean kiwifruit

January 18th, 2013

Fewer international kiwifruit buyers are showing a preference for New Zealand over Chile compared to a survey two years ago.

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First international kiwifruit magazine set for launch

January 10th, 2013

Our next International Special Edition will feature major topics surrounding the global kiwifruit market.

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NZ: spray concerns trigger beekeeper reluctance with kiwifruit

January 7th, 2013

Some New Zealand beekeepers have said they are losing business due to kiwifruit spray streptomycin.

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Opinion: getting through Psa dark days with lighter sprays

December 27th, 2012

Jon Lowy questions the intensity and frequency of kiwifruit vine disease sprays.

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Italy explores new Psa treatment for kiwifruit

December 26th, 2012

Summerfruit’s Giampaolo Dal Pane talks about a new fertilizer that could fight Psa.

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NZ: 2013-14 gold kiwifruit forecast stark

December 14th, 2012

New Zealand’s gold kiwifruit exports could drop to less than half, as Psa continues to spread.

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Spain explores kiwifruit possibilities

December 12th, 2012

As traditional crops become less appealing, kiwifruit present a new option in Spain.

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Chilean kiwifruit industry on alert over Psa

December 4th, 2012

Chile’s number of Psa cases in kiwifruit orchards has risen by 23% in the last month.

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NZ kiwifruit companies investigate Psa lawsuit options

November 30th, 2012

New Zealand kiwifruit companies are looking at whether they could sue the national government over Psa.

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