April 16, 2014 / Week N° 16

Posts Tagged Lemons

Brazilian fruit exports soar in Middle East

April 7th, 2014

In an effort to decrease dependence on the EU, Brazil is sending much more fruit to the Middle East.

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Argentina makes progress in U.S. citrus access talks

March 19th, 2014

Argentine authorities claim recent talks with APHIS were an advancement in a bid for U.S. citrus market access.

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U.S.: Limoneira revenue jumps in Q1

March 10th, 2014

A leading U.S. lemon and avocado player picked up its game on the financial performance front in the first quarter.

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Argentina: Tucumán Governor declares citrus industry emergency

February 21st, 2014

Financial support for exports will be one of the measures entailed in an emergency decree for citrus growers in Tucumán.

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U.S.: California Citrus Mutual releases freeze damage estimates

February 3rd, 2014

On top of lost revenue due to freezes, San Joaquin Valley growers have spent big to protect remaining crops.

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U.S.: avocados drag down Limoneira results in Q4

January 15th, 2014

Limoneira experienced a revenue decline in the fourth quarter, sparked in part by poor avocado results.

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Uruguayan citrus wrap

December 27th, 2013

A recent Uruguayan report sheds light on the citrus industry’s trajectory of recent years.

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U.S.: Limoneira sells off US$8.3M in properties

December 5th, 2013

Limoneira’s latest land sale is not far off the amount paid for a recent agricultural land expansion in Tulare County.

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South Africa: lemon exports stable despite restrictions in Europe

November 23rd, 2013

South Africa reported significant differences in its global lemon distribution due to limitations in Europe.

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U.S.: Limoneira makes US$8.75M land expansion

October 14th, 2013

U.S. company Limoneira has boosted its lemon acreage by more than 10% through a recent acquisition.

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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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Spanish lemons to squeeze higher in 2013-14

September 12th, 2013

Spain’s lemon industry expects a good season despite intensified competition from Turkey.

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EU: more black spot interceptions for Argentina than South Africa

August 16th, 2013

More EU interceptions of the controversial citrus black spot disease had been recorded for Argentina than South Africa.

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Argentina: ATC releases lemon damage estimates

August 9th, 2013

The world’s largest lemon exporting province has lost a significant amount of its crop to the most intense frost seen in the area since 1989.

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High percentage of new Uruguayan citrus plantings for mandarins, lemons

August 6th, 2013

Uruguay’s latest citrus survey shows growers’ planting intentions to adapt to a new market scenario that now includes U.S. access.

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Chilean Citrus Committee releases initial frost evaluation

August 1st, 2013

Some citrus export crops appear to have weathered Chile’s recent frosts better than others.

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Frost prompts harvest halt for some Chilean citrus growers

July 29th, 2013

The Chilean Citrus Committee has called on growers to carefully evaluate orchards affected by frost.

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Frosts provoke alert in Argentine lemon sector

July 26th, 2013

Argentina’s All Lemon anticipated a drop in week 31 volume for lemon exports following major frosts.

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Argentine lemon exports ‘normal’ despite advanced ripening

July 23rd, 2013

Abnormal weather conditions have led to faster ripening for Argentina’s lemons.

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U.S.: Paramount Citrus to acquire assets from Grimmway Farms

July 22nd, 2013

The largest vertically integrated citrus company in the U.S. is set to increase its volume significantly.

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Favorable exchange rate could raise South African citrus exports

June 20th, 2013

A USDA report has highlighted an expected increase for South African citrus exports, provided the European Union doesn’t close its doors.

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NZ: Giumarra anticipates start of Meyer lemon exports

June 18th, 2013

Shipments for the season will begin soon for New Zealand Meyer lemons bound for U.S. grocery stores.

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Uruguayan exporters look beyond Europe

June 6th, 2013

The eurozone crisis is leading Uruguayan citrus exporters to seek opportunities elsewhere, according to one consultant.

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Argentine lemons off to “normal” start

May 29th, 2013

The effects of a summer drought may impact Argentine lemon sizes but the season has started normally so far.

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U.S.: Limoneira aims to triple lemon shipments worldwide

May 27th, 2013

Whether it be in fish, cleaning agents or drinking habits, NASDAQ-listed Limoneira is harnessing cultural trends to trigger higher lemon sales.

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Opinion: citrus remains largest category in Russian produce market

May 27th, 2013

Citrus imports have stayed strong in Russia despite increased competition with Polish apples.

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Chile seeks easier access in U.S. for pest-free regions

May 14th, 2013

Grapes, figs and lemons from Chile may be approved for a systems approach in exports to the U.S.

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Contrasting outlooks for different Chilean citrus fruits

May 2nd, 2013

We speak with two Chilean citrus exporters with very different outlooks for this season.

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South Australia aims for citrus record

March 5th, 2013

Mandarins and navel oranges may drive a record year for South Australian citrus production.

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Argentina’s All Lemon celebrates four years

February 15th, 2013

All Lemon now represents 16 companies and 80% of Argentina’s exported lemons.

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Argentina files complaint against U.S. for lemon import restrictions

December 7th, 2012

Argentina says U.S. protectionist measures wrongfully impede the lemon industry.

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Mexico’s AMHPAC looks to ‘smoking gun’ traceability

November 5th, 2012

AMHPAC’s Eric Viramontes discusses Mexico’s shifts in traceability and protected horticulture.

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South Africa’s bearable 2012 citrus deal

October 31st, 2012

South Africa has five months to tackle a raft of issues threatening its citrus growers.

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Argentina: Tucumán’s lemon exports dropped but prices held up

October 12th, 2012

Tucumán lemon exporters experienced a challenging season this year but with some pleasant surprises.

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Argentina predicts positive lemon season for 2013

September 7th, 2012

Argentine lemon exports have finished on a high note despite a “difficult” environment.

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Mexico’s orange and grapefruit volumes hit by drought

September 3rd, 2012

Mexican orange and grapefruit growers are expected to yield lower volumes this season.

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Argentine lemon nursery reveals record-setting secret

August 24th, 2012

José Luis Palacios talks about how his Argentine lemon nursery achieved recognition as the world’s largest.

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Argentina launches WTO action against the U.S.

August 22nd, 2012

Argentina has officially lodged a complaint with the WTO over U.S. lemon market restrictions.

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Mexico: Tamaulipas lemon exports to pick up the pace

August 13th, 2012

Tamaulipas growers have ambitious lemon export targets and are trialing other new horticultural shipments.

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Argentine lemon exports holding up despite lower yields

August 10th, 2012

Argentina’s accelerated lemon harvest has helped replicate last year’s export volumes.

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Argentine citrus nursery makes it into the record books

August 9th, 2012

A Latin American lemon nursery has entered the Guinness Book of Records as the largest in the world.

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Argentine breakthrough for Japanese citrus market negotiations

July 25th, 2012

A Japanese inspector has given the nod to Argentina’s cold treatment practices for oranges and mandarins.

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South African citrus growers experience rollercoaster season

July 23rd, 2012

The South African citrus season has been full of surprises this year.

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Argentina cries foul to WTO over U.S. lemon market restrictions

July 12th, 2012

Argentina has complained about barriers to U.S. lemon market entry, while growers expect a shorter harvest.

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More than 20 Colombian fruits meet U.S. admissibility standards

July 3rd, 2012

Colombia can send a wide range of fruits to the U.S. but there are still many exotic products pending approval.

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Agricultural emergency declared in northeast Argentina

June 26th, 2012

The Entre Rios citrus industry is suffering, with a state of emergency declared.

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Europe’s summer of lemon scarcity

June 22nd, 2012

Europe is experiencing a severe undersupply of lemons this summer, while wet weather has potentially impacted demand.

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European undersupply benefits South African lemon sales

June 11th, 2012

South African lemon exports are expected to be lower than last year.

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Argentine citrus exports nosedive in 2012

May 15th, 2012

Argentina is experiencing a dramatic drop in citrus exports this season despite a backdrop of record yields.

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Strikes paralyze Argentine fruit province Tucumán

May 14th, 2012

Argentine lemon workers look set to continue industrial action after rejecting a wage rise offer.

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Delays for Argentine lemon harvests

May 2nd, 2012

A hold up of Argentine lemon harvests is expected to impact Eastern European imports.

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Chile expects buoyant export growth for oranges, mandarins in 2012

April 30th, 2012

Chilean Citrus Committee president Juan Enrique Ortuzar talks competition and opening new markets.

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Spanish growers press for Argentine lemon veto in wake of Repsol debacle

April 18th, 2012

Spanish producers have called for trade retaliation over the appropriation of YPF with an Argentine lemon veto.

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‘Dubai is the new Rotterdam’ with cold storage, says marketer

April 11th, 2012

A fruit marketer says increased cold storage in Dubai means high early season citrus prices are ‘unrealistic’.

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NZ: T&G announces management shake-up

April 4th, 2012

NZ fruit company Turners & Growers’ new CEO has experience in the irrigation, seafood and forestry industries.

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U.S. entry for Argentine lemons ‘highly unlikely’ in 2012

April 3rd, 2012

An HLB spotting in California has come as a warning for the disease risk potential of Argentine imports.

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The Packaging Pitch: using trends to future proof your business

April 2nd, 2012

Packaging expert Lisa Cork talks banking on food trends ahead of an upcoming visit to South America.

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Australia forecasts lower citrus volumes, but better sizes

April 2nd, 2012

Australian growers are upbeat about the upcoming citrus season with good quality fruit predicted.

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Southern African citrus production to rise in 2012

March 26th, 2012

Grapefruit is the only citrus category with production that is not expected to grow for South Africa this year.

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Fungi to hit Peruvian mango and lemon production in 2013

March 23rd, 2012

Peru’s mango industry is having a tough run with mold problems expected to impact the 2013 crop.

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Chilean organic lemons attract growing interest in Europe

March 21st, 2012

European importers are on the look out for more small to medium suppliers of organic lemons, claims ProChile.

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Drought delays Argentine lemon harvest

March 21st, 2012

Argentina’s lemon exports harvest will be delayed but the industry is upbeat on expected quality.

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Big leap for Mexican fruit exports in 2011

February 21st, 2012

Mexico’s fruit exports have shown strong growth of nearly 19% with avocados as the top performer.

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Argentine lemon production to fall in 2012

February 8th, 2012

Dry weather has led to an expected fall in Argentine lemon harvests this year, but exports should only be impacted slightly.

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Chilean citrus exports grew 9% in 2011

January 25th, 2012

Chile’s citrus shipments to Europe and Latin America fell dramatically in 2011, but overall exports were up.

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Chilean fresh fruit exports up 7%

December 26th, 2011

Chile registered strong fruit export growth in 2011 despite falls for apples, avocadoes and kiwifruit.

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Mexico’s E.U. food exports climb by 30%

December 8th, 2011

Mexico’s fruit, vegetables and processed food exports to Europe have climbed by 30% this year.

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Chile to pitch gourmet Pica lemons in Europe

November 3rd, 2011

Growers from Chile’s Pica region are hoping to export their gourmet lemons to Europe in June 2012.

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Mexican govt gets tough with lemon company over infection risk

October 25th, 2011

Mexican state officials have taken tough action to prevent the inter-state spread of HLB in lemons.

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Peru squeezes 20.6% citrus export growth

September 23rd, 2011

Peru’s mandarin and lemon exports rose significantly in the year to August but orange shipments were down.

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Southern Hemisphere lemon exports to close with 4% fall

September 20th, 2011

Southern Hemisphere lemon exports are expected to fall 4% due to the effects of the July frosts in Argentina and Chile.

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Argentina: All Lemon seal raises the bar in 2011

September 15th, 2011

A quality certification initiative from Argentina’s leading lemon exporters has led to a jump in exports opportunities this year.

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Argentine lemon exports ‘practically finished’

September 9th, 2011

Lemon exports from the world’s largest producing region have reached similar figures to last year despite frosts.

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Mexico aims to boost grapefruit exports in Europe, Asia

August 23rd, 2011

Mexico’s Union of Social Sector Citrus Growers has announced plans to promote grapefruit exports in Europe and Asia for the rest of 2011.

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SA citrus picks up in the Middle East

August 17th, 2011

A decline in Egyptian Valencias has helped South African citrus exporters in the Middle East during Ramadan.

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Argentine company to acquire South African citrus farm

August 11th, 2011

Argentina’s largest lemon producer San Miguel plans to buy a US$13.8 million citrus farm in South Africa.

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Argentina: Frosts could affect next year’s citrus quality

August 9th, 2011

Frosts in Argentina look set to have significant flow-on effects for next year’s citrus production.

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Argentina pushes for lower Chinese lemon requirements

August 3rd, 2011

Argentina’s citrus industry plans to lobby for lower lemon quarantine requirements in China.

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Mexico’s citrus exports up 15%

July 26th, 2011

Mexico’s citrus exports rose by US$16 million in the first five months of 2011.

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Virginia Tech paper favors Argentine lemon imports in U.S.

July 26th, 2011

A Virigina Tech study has presented a strong case for the import of Argentine lemons to the U.S.

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Argentina reveals lemon frost damage results

July 25th, 2011

Argentina’s INTA has revealed the full extent of frost damages for this year’s lemon crop.

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Argentina and China sign new ag agreements

July 20th, 2011

Argentina will now be able to ship its oranges, grapefruit and mandarins to southern Chinese ports.

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Chile: frosts damage citrus, avocadoes nearly in the clear

July 18th, 2011

Chile’s avocado and mandarin crops have been fairly unscathed by frosts, but other citrus fruits have not fared so well.

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Argentina: new cold front expected on Jul. 20

July 15th, 2011

A new cold front is expected in the Argentine province of Tucuman on Jul. 20, with the prospect of delayed harvests looming.

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South Africa plays citrus ‘volume game’ in Asia

July 14th, 2011

South African citrus exporters expect an uptick in lemon, easy peeler and late Navel orange shipments to Asia.

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Export harvest halt for Argentine lemons

July 12th, 2011

Frosts have triggered an export harvest suspension in the Argentine lemon province of Tucuman.

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Argentina: lemon frost damages ‘significant’

July 11th, 2011

Packing houses have been requesting fewer lemons in Argentina due to frosts, while the weather is taking its toll on blueberries too.

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Competition sours Argentina’s lemon export volumes

July 7th, 2011

Argentina’s lemon producers are holding back potential exports due to strong competition in destination markets.

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Chile’s fruit exports rise 13% in early 2011

July 7th, 2011

Chile’s Office of Agriculture Studies and Policy (ODEPA) gives an export breakdown of different fruit species in the first five months of 2011.

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Second coldsnap hits Argentine lemon crops

July 5th, 2011

Crops in the world’s largest lemon-exporting province suffered serious damages from frost in recent days.

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South African citrus exports to fall 5%

July 4th, 2011

South Africa’s citrus exports will likely decline 5% in 2010-11 due to hailstorms in the Grobersdal and Marble Hall regions.

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South Korea to inspect SA’s grapefruit, lemons

June 27th, 2011

South Africa’s citrus industry is hopeful a South Korean inspection could open up grapefruit and lemon access by 2012.

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Argentina: HR company denies responsibility for lemon worker conditions

June 9th, 2011

An Argentine HR company embroiled in a lemon farm ‘slave labor’ case has denied obligations to provide decent worker housing.

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Abused Argentine lemon workers to receive compensation

June 8th, 2011

Outsourcing contracts in Argentina’s citrus industry have been put under the spotlight following a recent ‘slave labor’ case.

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Southern Hemisphere lemon exports to fall in 2011

June 6th, 2011

Uruguay and Chile’s lemon exports will likely fall, but the largest Southern Hemisphere players are forecasting slight rises in 2011.

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Argentine province to extend fruit farmer benefits

May 31st, 2011

Tax concessions have been extended for citrus, blueberry and strawberry growers in Tucumán.

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Mexican violence affects lime trade

May 26th, 2011

Workers have been too scared to set foot on a major Mexican lime plantation area.

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HLB insect found in global lemon capital

May 20th, 2011

The insect that carries citrus greening disease has been found in the Argentine province of Tucumán.

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Argentine company plans US$50M lemon investment

May 20th, 2011

Argentine business La Moraleja SA plans to invest US$50 million in infrastructure and plantings to double its lemon exports over the coming decade.

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Chilean govt to support Pica lemons

May 17th, 2011

Growers in Chile’s Pica region, most famous for their lemons used in Pisco Sour cocktails, have received a technical assistance program from the government.

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