May 21, 2015 / Week N° 21
May 15th, 2015
Pomegranates, grapes and lemons being shipped to the U.S. from parts of Chile will now require an additional treatment.
April 14th, 2015
Demand for natural products in food and cosmetics has helped Peru’s lemon essential oil exports double in five years.
April 10th, 2015
The 2015 citrus campaign has “difficult” written all over it, according to a South African industry body.
March 9th, 2015
Higher costs offset the benefits of favorable market conditions and larger lemon volumes for Limoneira in the first quarter.
February 26th, 2015
South Africa’s total citrus volumes this season should be roughly in line with previous years.
February 25th, 2015
“I’d prefer an average volume crop of good size to a massive crop of small fruit,” says Seven Fields’ Brett Jackson.
San Miguel aims to overcome complex challenges outside of its control for the processed and fresh citrus sectors.
February 9th, 2015
Limoneira has acquired an additional 200 acres of lemon trees for around US$1.2 million.
December 15th, 2014
Having met China’s rigorous requirements, one Spanish shipper no longer has to send lemons via Hong Kong.
November 10th, 2014
At first it was just shortages driving up prices, but now Limoneira believes stonger lemon demand is here to stay.
September 26th, 2014
Argentina’s San Miguel aims to position itself as a “global citrus expert” under a new branding scheme.
September 16th, 2014
Spain’s lemon season will be one of ‘normality and stability’ but there may be heavy Turkish competition in EU markets.
August 29th, 2014
U.S. authorities claim South Africa should be treated the same way as Florida when it comes to citrus black spot.
August 20th, 2014
Frosts slashed Argentina’s lemon exports this year, but the industry’s quality standards are yielding new partners.
August 19th, 2014
U.S. fruit company Limoneira has made its first investment abroad with a bet on Chilean citrus opportunities.
July 17th, 2014
A new online service aims to make produce market dynamics easy to understand and visualize in context.
July 1st, 2014
Limoneira has purchased a packing plant in Arizona to ‘significantly increase capacity’.
June 25th, 2014
Low U.S. production and strong global markets could make for a fantastic Australian lemon season.
June 24th, 2014
A biological control initiative with yeasts has been described as of vital importance to Argentina’s lemon sector.
June 23rd, 2014
Vietnamese authorities have approved Argentina’s food safety control systems, which may open up fruit exports.
June 16th, 2014
South Africa is slowing down grapefruit exports, while greater orange volumes have gone to the Far East this year.
June 13th, 2014
Giumarra Wenatchee is optimistic for the upcoming import season of New Zealand-grown lemons.
May 27th, 2014
South Africa has sent steady easy peeler volumes to Europe, but CBS concerns have led many lemon growers to avoid the market.
May 21st, 2014
Peru’s latest citrus export expectations have been lifted since April, while a fresh market access deal edges closer.
May 19th, 2014
Rains in northern Argentina have brought greater citrus black spot risks, but authorities have so far not seen any quarantine problems in export fruit.
May 16th, 2014
While recent rains are unlikely to cut Tucumán’s already lower lemon volumes, Daniel Ploper expects they will cause export delays.
April 30th, 2014
South African citrus export volumes should remain stable this year, but with changes to the variety make-up.
Colin Fain looks out how just a small change in Chilean lemon production can have a dramatic effect on prices.
April 25th, 2014
Southern Hemisphere lemon exports are expected to fall this year, contrasted by a rise in easy peelers and a fairly stable situation for orange volume.
April 22nd, 2014
Citrus Australia plans a strong season in China this year, including diversification with lemons and grapefruit.
April 7th, 2014
In an effort to decrease dependence on the EU, Brazil is sending much more fruit to the Middle East.
March 19th, 2014
Argentine authorities claim recent talks with APHIS were an advancement in a bid for U.S. citrus market access.
March 10th, 2014
A leading U.S. lemon and avocado player picked up its game on the financial performance front in the first quarter.
February 21st, 2014
Financial support for exports will be one of the measures entailed in an emergency decree for citrus growers in Tucumán.
February 3rd, 2014
On top of lost revenue due to freezes, San Joaquin Valley growers have spent big to protect remaining crops.
January 15th, 2014
Limoneira experienced a revenue decline in the fourth quarter, sparked in part by poor avocado results.
December 27th, 2013
A recent Uruguayan report sheds light on the citrus industry’s trajectory of recent years.
December 5th, 2013
Limoneira’s latest land sale is not far off the amount paid for a recent agricultural land expansion in Tulare County.
November 23rd, 2013
South Africa reported significant differences in its global lemon distribution due to limitations in Europe.
October 14th, 2013
U.S. company Limoneira has boosted its lemon acreage by more than 10% through a recent acquisition.
September 26th, 2013
Export growth for Chile’s strongest fruit commodities helped offset heavy falls for products like avocados and oranges last season.
September 12th, 2013
Spain’s lemon industry expects a good season despite intensified competition from Turkey.
August 16th, 2013
More EU interceptions of the controversial citrus black spot disease had been recorded for Argentina than South Africa.
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.
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.
August 1st, 2013
Some citrus export crops appear to have weathered Chile’s recent frosts better than others.
July 29th, 2013
The Chilean Citrus Committee has called on growers to carefully evaluate orchards affected by frost.
July 26th, 2013
Argentina’s All Lemon anticipated a drop in week 31 volume for lemon exports following major frosts.
July 23rd, 2013
Abnormal weather conditions have led to faster ripening for Argentina’s lemons.
July 22nd, 2013
The largest vertically integrated citrus company in the U.S. is set to increase its volume significantly.
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.
June 18th, 2013
Shipments for the season will begin soon for New Zealand Meyer lemons bound for U.S. grocery stores.
June 6th, 2013
The eurozone crisis is leading Uruguayan citrus exporters to seek opportunities elsewhere, according to one consultant.
May 29th, 2013
The effects of a summer drought may impact Argentine lemon sizes but the season has started normally so far.
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.
Citrus imports have stayed strong in Russia despite increased competition with Polish apples.
May 14th, 2013
Grapes, figs and lemons from Chile may be approved for a systems approach in exports to the U.S.
May 2nd, 2013
We speak with two Chilean citrus exporters with very different outlooks for this season.
March 5th, 2013
Mandarins and navel oranges may drive a record year for South Australian citrus production.
February 15th, 2013
All Lemon now represents 16 companies and 80% of Argentina’s exported lemons.
December 7th, 2012
Argentina says U.S. protectionist measures wrongfully impede the lemon industry.
November 5th, 2012
AMHPAC’s Eric Viramontes discusses Mexico’s shifts in traceability and protected horticulture.
October 31st, 2012
South Africa has five months to tackle a raft of issues threatening its citrus growers.
October 12th, 2012
Tucumán lemon exporters experienced a challenging season this year but with some pleasant surprises.
September 7th, 2012
Argentine lemon exports have finished on a high note despite a “difficult” environment.
September 3rd, 2012
Mexican orange and grapefruit growers are expected to yield lower volumes this season.
August 24th, 2012
José Luis Palacios talks about how his Argentine lemon nursery achieved recognition as the world’s largest.
August 22nd, 2012
Argentina has officially lodged a complaint with the WTO over U.S. lemon market restrictions.
August 13th, 2012
Tamaulipas growers have ambitious lemon export targets and are trialing other new horticultural shipments.
August 10th, 2012
Argentina’s accelerated lemon harvest has helped replicate last year’s export volumes.
August 9th, 2012
A Latin American lemon nursery has entered the Guinness Book of Records as the largest in the world.
July 25th, 2012
A Japanese inspector has given the nod to Argentina’s cold treatment practices for oranges and mandarins.
July 23rd, 2012
The South African citrus season has been full of surprises this year.
July 12th, 2012
Argentina has complained about barriers to U.S. lemon market entry, while growers expect a shorter harvest.
July 3rd, 2012
Colombia can send a wide range of fruits to the U.S. but there are still many exotic products pending approval.
June 26th, 2012
The Entre Rios citrus industry is suffering, with a state of emergency declared.
June 22nd, 2012
Europe is experiencing a severe undersupply of lemons this summer, while wet weather has potentially impacted demand.
June 11th, 2012
South African lemon exports are expected to be lower than last year.
May 15th, 2012
Argentina is experiencing a dramatic drop in citrus exports this season despite a backdrop of record yields.
May 14th, 2012
Argentine lemon workers look set to continue industrial action after rejecting a wage rise offer.
May 2nd, 2012
A hold up of Argentine lemon harvests is expected to impact Eastern European imports.
April 30th, 2012
Chilean Citrus Committee president Juan Enrique Ortuzar talks competition and opening new markets.
April 18th, 2012
Spanish producers have called for trade retaliation over the appropriation of YPF with an Argentine lemon veto.
April 11th, 2012
A fruit marketer says increased cold storage in Dubai means high early season citrus prices are ‘unrealistic’.
April 4th, 2012
NZ fruit company Turners & Growers’ new CEO has experience in the irrigation, seafood and forestry industries.
April 3rd, 2012
An HLB spotting in California has come as a warning for the disease risk potential of Argentine imports.
April 2nd, 2012
Packaging expert Lisa Cork talks banking on food trends ahead of an upcoming visit to South America.
Australian growers are upbeat about the upcoming citrus season with good quality fruit predicted.
March 26th, 2012
Grapefruit is the only citrus category with production that is not expected to grow for South Africa this year.
March 23rd, 2012
Peru’s mango industry is having a tough run with mold problems expected to impact the 2013 crop.
March 21st, 2012
European importers are on the look out for more small to medium suppliers of organic lemons, claims ProChile.
Argentina’s lemon exports harvest will be delayed but the industry is upbeat on expected quality.
February 21st, 2012
Mexico’s fruit exports have shown strong growth of nearly 19% with avocados as the top performer.
February 8th, 2012
Dry weather has led to an expected fall in Argentine lemon harvests this year, but exports should only be impacted slightly.
January 25th, 2012
Chile’s citrus shipments to Europe and Latin America fell dramatically in 2011, but overall exports were up.
December 26th, 2011
Chile registered strong fruit export growth in 2011 despite falls for apples, avocadoes and kiwifruit.
December 8th, 2011
Mexico’s fruit, vegetables and processed food exports to Europe have climbed by 30% this year.
November 3rd, 2011
Growers from Chile’s Pica region are hoping to export their gourmet lemons to Europe in June 2012.
October 25th, 2011
Mexican state officials have taken tough action to prevent the inter-state spread of HLB in lemons.
September 23rd, 2011
Peru’s mandarin and lemon exports rose significantly in the year to August but orange shipments were down.
September 20th, 2011
Southern Hemisphere lemon exports are expected to fall 4% due to the effects of the July frosts in Argentina and Chile.
September 15th, 2011
A quality certification initiative from Argentina’s leading lemon exporters has led to a jump in exports opportunities this year.
September 9th, 2011
Lemon exports from the world’s largest producing region have reached similar figures to last year despite frosts.
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.
August 17th, 2011
A decline in Egyptian Valencias has helped South African citrus exporters in the Middle East during Ramadan.
August 11th, 2011
Argentina’s largest lemon producer San Miguel plans to buy a US$13.8 million citrus farm in South Africa.
August 9th, 2011
Frosts in Argentina look set to have significant flow-on effects for next year’s citrus production.
August 3rd, 2011
Argentina’s citrus industry plans to lobby for lower lemon quarantine requirements in China.
July 26th, 2011
Mexico’s citrus exports rose by US$16 million in the first five months of 2011.
A Virigina Tech study has presented a strong case for the import of Argentine lemons to the U.S.
July 25th, 2011
Argentina’s INTA has revealed the full extent of frost damages for this year’s lemon crop.
July 20th, 2011
Argentina will now be able to ship its oranges, grapefruit and mandarins to southern Chinese ports.
July 18th, 2011
Chile’s avocado and mandarin crops have been fairly unscathed by frosts, but other citrus fruits have not fared so well.
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.
July 14th, 2011
South African citrus exporters expect an uptick in lemon, easy peeler and late Navel orange shipments to Asia.
July 12th, 2011
Frosts have triggered an export harvest suspension in the Argentine lemon province of Tucuman.
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.
July 7th, 2011
Argentina’s lemon producers are holding back potential exports due to strong competition in destination markets.
Chile’s Office of Agriculture Studies and Policy (ODEPA) gives an export breakdown of different fruit species in the first five months of 2011.
July 5th, 2011
Crops in the world’s largest lemon-exporting province suffered serious damages from frost in recent days.
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.
June 27th, 2011
South Africa’s citrus industry is hopeful a South Korean inspection could open up grapefruit and lemon access by 2012.
June 9th, 2011
An Argentine HR company embroiled in a lemon farm ‘slave labor’ case has denied obligations to provide decent worker housing.
June 8th, 2011
Outsourcing contracts in Argentina’s citrus industry have been put under the spotlight following a recent ‘slave labor’ case.
June 6th, 2011
Uruguay and Chile’s lemon exports will likely fall, but the largest Southern Hemisphere players are forecasting slight rises in 2011.
May 31st, 2011
Tax concessions have been extended for citrus, blueberry and strawberry growers in Tucumán.
May 26th, 2011
Workers have been too scared to set foot on a major Mexican lime plantation area.
May 20th, 2011
The insect that carries citrus greening disease has been found in the Argentine province of Tucumán.
Argentine business La Moraleja SA plans to invest US$50 million in infrastructure and plantings to double its lemon exports over the coming decade.
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.
May 13th, 2011
SA organic lemons face tough prices in Europe due to high local supply volumes.
May 12th, 2011
Australian supermarket chains Coles and Woolworths have been fined for not labelling imported fruit from Israel and the U.S. correctly in two Sydney stores.
April 28th, 2011
An early lemon crop and grapefruit dumping are just some of South Africa’s concerns for Middle East exports.
April 18th, 2011
Argentina’s lemon industry could find a solution to its U.S. trade barrier woes by entering through the back door.
April 8th, 2011
Demonstrators have lifted road blocks in the Argentine lemon-growing province Tucumán following a 30% wage rise deal.
Workers in the world’s largest lemon-growing region of Tucumán have blocked roads across seven different sectors, demanding better wages.
April 7th, 2011
The Argentine region of Tucumán is expected to ship the first lemons of the season to Russia in mid-April, with harvests already underway.
April 4th, 2011
Water scarcity will likely cut back Chile’s citrus exports by 12% to 111,514 metric tons (MT) this season, with the sharpest fall in volumes expected for mandarins.
April 1st, 2011
A recent report shows Southern Hemisphere citrus production is expected to drop by 0.63% in 2011, but Brazil was not in the list of surveyed countries.
March 29th, 2011
After losing the lucrative U.S. market in 2002, Argentina’s lemon producers are making the necessary fitosanitary tests in the hope of regaining entry.
February 28th, 2011
The world’s largest lemon producer could boost production by 25% this year, but will it cut exports to keep down prices?
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