March 12, 2014 / Week N° 11
March 4th, 2014
Resistance to citrus black spot (CBS) disease is the driver behind a new Brazilian GM field study.
February 28th, 2014
Spanish scientists have developed a golden-colored orange with much higher antioxidant rates in juice than traditional varieties.
February 18th, 2014
A wide range of Australian horticultural products will enjoy an immediate tariff break in Korea.
February 14th, 2014
Morocco’s climate is ideal for organic production of a range of fruits, but growers say a booming market for the category isn’t quite there yet.
February 12th, 2014
The Uruguayan citrus industry expects a larger crop this year, but it will have to deal with higher tariffs in Europe.
February 3rd, 2014
On top of lost revenue due to freezes, San Joaquin Valley growers have spent big to protect remaining crops.
January 30th, 2014
Hong Kong overtook Japan as the leading buyer of Aussie oranges in 2012-13.
January 28th, 2014
In the face of a devastating citrus disease, Brazil’s top production state has fought back with vigor.
December 27th, 2013
A recent Uruguayan report sheds light on the citrus industry’s trajectory of recent years.
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 15th, 2013
Oranges, bananas and tomatoes are set to help support a strong rise in Brazilian crop income next year.
November 5th, 2013
Chilean citrus promoters are using Tajin powder to boost sales to Latino consumers in the U.S.
October 15th, 2013
Five Uruguayan companies are preparing the country’s first Valencia orange shipments to the U.S.
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
Uruguay is set to send its first orange shipments to the U.S. during the first half of October.
August 16th, 2013
A good inventory position and a dearth of easy peelers should bode well for a stable U.S. orange market.
More EU interceptions of the controversial citrus black spot disease had been recorded for Argentina than South Africa.
August 13th, 2013
Lantao’s John Wang gives his verdict on the varying quality and prospects in China for imported apples, grapes, citrus and cherries.
August 12th, 2013
Australian citrus players discuss Asian demand, currency conditions and wider export options in the United States.
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 5th, 2013
Capespan North America CEO Mark Greenberg discusses the current import dynamics of easy peelers and Navels.
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 22nd, 2013
The largest vertically integrated citrus company in the U.S. is set to increase its volume significantly.
June 26th, 2013
Citrus Australia has seen a sharp uptick in orange demand in China, and is optimistic for U.S. prospects under the new import system.
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 6th, 2013
The eurozone crisis is leading Uruguayan citrus exporters to seek opportunities elsewhere, according to one consultant.
June 4th, 2013
Oppy’s James Milne describes plans for the upcoming Australian citrus deal in North America.
May 27th, 2013
Citrus imports have stayed strong in Russia despite increased competition with Polish apples.
May 7th, 2013
Florida’s orange industry has received an economic boost from the Coca-Cola Company.
May 2nd, 2013
We speak with two Chilean citrus exporters with very different outlooks for this season.
April 23rd, 2013
Australia’s mandarin production is set to rise this year despite the impact of floods in Queensland.
April 19th, 2013
More than a decade after they were kicked from the market Egyptian citrus exporters may regain U.S. entry.
March 5th, 2013
Mandarins and navel oranges may drive a record year for South Australian citrus production.
February 20th, 2013
Brazil is celebrating “victory” in an orange juice trade dispute with the United States.
January 18th, 2013
Expectations for Brazil’s 2013-14 citrus deal are unclear, but growers believe higher profitability is likely.
January 15th, 2013
Amino acid profiles may hold the key to managing plant defenses against citrus greening disease.
November 9th, 2012
Disease detection has forced Brazil to cease orange shipments to Europe.
October 31st, 2012
South Africa has five months to tackle a raft of issues threatening its citrus growers.
October 16th, 2012
Walmart stores in the U.S. northeast have begun a sales drive for South African oranges.
October 11th, 2012
Chilean growers are unsatisfied with Navel orange returns this year but W. Murcotts have performed well.
September 17th, 2012
Capespan North America’s Mark Greenberg discusses the state of easy peelers and oranges in the U.S. market.
September 3rd, 2012
Capespan’s Mark Greenberg discusses the affects of Chilean citrus volumes on the U.S. market.
Mexican orange and grapefruit growers are expected to yield lower volumes this season.
August 1st, 2012
Uruguay’s biggest citrus company looks back on the abrupt weather changes that damaged the industry in 2012.
July 25th, 2012
Australian citrus exporters are torn about what taking away DNE’s U.S. import monopoly could mean.
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 16th, 2012
Crown Jewels’ Bill Lewis discusses grape and pomegranate supply deals from South America to the U.S. market.
July 11th, 2012
We speak with Citrus Australia and DNE World Fruit Sales about the U.S. campaign underway.
July 4th, 2012
South African orange exporters discuss the impact of Egyptian Valencia oversupply in the Middle East.
July 3rd, 2012
Colombia can send a wide range of fruits to the U.S. but there are still many exotic products pending approval.
David Pearce says a shortage of Chilean and U.S. apples has helped South African suppliers in the Middle East.
June 28th, 2012
WCCPF expects South African citrus exports to the U.S. will rise by around 12% this year.
June 26th, 2012
The Entre Rios citrus industry is suffering, with a state of emergency declared.
June 19th, 2012
Chile is targeting the U.S. and South Korean markets with citrus promotions and a ripening verification program.
South Africa is capitalizing on a lack of Spanish and Moroccan late oranges in the European market.
June 13th, 2012
Argentine growers will finally be able to send oranges to their neighbor Brazil in July.
June 12th, 2012
WCCPF CEO Suhanra Conradie talks about the South African citrus deal ahead in the U.S.
June 8th, 2012
CitrusBR president Christian Lohbauer discusses Brazil’s orange juice stock outlook.
June 4th, 2012
Market researcher IBISWorld expects Australia’s fruit industry to grow by 4.4% annually until 2016-17.
May 29th, 2012
Citrus Australia is calling for changes to Murray Darling Basin Plan revisions.
May 24th, 2012
Australian navel orange producers have decided to slow down production to avoid a saturated market.
May 15th, 2012
Argentina is experiencing a dramatic drop in citrus exports this season despite a backdrop of record yields.
May 3rd, 2012
The world’s largest orange-growing region is set for a 15% production drop this year.
April 30th, 2012
Chilean Citrus Committee president Juan Enrique Ortuzar talks competition and opening new markets.
April 11th, 2012
A high Australian exchange rate has shifted the attention of Indian importers to South African oranges.
A fruit marketer says increased cold storage in Dubai means high early season citrus prices are ‘unrealistic’.
April 2nd, 2012
Australian growers are upbeat about the upcoming citrus season with good quality fruit predicted.
March 30th, 2012
China hopes the discovery of the sweet orange genome will allow it to refine the taste and quality of its own breeds.
March 26th, 2012
Grapefruit is the only citrus category with production that is not expected to grow for South Africa this year.
March 20th, 2012
Growers in the Mexican state of Tabasco have resigned themselves to the entry of citrus disease HLB.
March 15th, 2012
Australian citrus region Riverina is experiencing unprecedented flooding with waterlogged plants.
March 14th, 2012
Poor weather conditions in the State of Mexico have cut lime and orange crops significantly.
March 6th, 2012
Flooding in parts of Australia’s New South Wales have wiped out fruit crops in some orchards.
February 24th, 2012
Tanzinian orange farmers have been warned that their livelihoods are at risk unless the country can control its fruit flies.
February 3rd, 2012
Brazil has halted the use of carbendazim on orange crops and is looking for a U.S. reopening.
January 27th, 2012
Orange growers in the southwest of São Paulo are scrambling to capture a high yielding crop and avoid rain damage.
January 25th, 2012
Chile’s citrus shipments to Europe and Latin America fell dramatically in 2011, but overall exports were up.
January 23rd, 2012
Brazil needs to make changes to consolidate export markets, says PMA representative Valeska de Oliveira.
January 13th, 2012
U.S. moves to test orange juice for pesticides have caught Brazilian exporters by surprise.
December 26th, 2011
Chile registered strong fruit export growth in 2011 despite falls for apples, avocadoes and kiwifruit.
December 19th, 2011
Costa Rica is recruiting immigrants to help with its fruit harvests.
December 15th, 2011
Brazilian orange juice shipments are expected to increase despite lower crop yields.
December 9th, 2011
A strong growers’ presence in U.S. supermarkets has helped raise the status of South African citrus fruit.
November 10th, 2011
Droughts have hit orange harvests in the Brazilian state of São Paulo.
November 7th, 2011
Stu Monaghan from DNE World Fruit Sales gives a wrap of the past citrus season and upcoming supply.
October 24th, 2011
Growers in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas fear a lack of rain will reduce Valencia orange harvests by up to a third.
October 21st, 2011
Citrus Australia has called for national marketing unity, while also predicting mandarins will overtake navels in the future.
October 18th, 2011
Argentine citrus exporters say they are ready to start exporting oranges to Brazil next season.
October 14th, 2011
Spanish scientists have developed a prototype to select first-class oranges and discard rotten ones.
October 12th, 2011
The first of four lots of South African Midknight oranges has arrived in the U.S. port of Philadelphia.
October 10th, 2011
The fall in the Australian dollar has given hope to Valencia orange growers ahead of the harvest.
October 4th, 2011
Peru’s Minneolas have been star performers in the citrus but the industry is not content to rest on its laurels.
An Australian fruit grower has developed a brown orange variety that could be available in two years.
September 29th, 2011
Fruit flies have affected 70,000 hectares of orange farms in the Mexican region of Tuxpan.
September 28th, 2011
Heavy rains have benefited Pakistan’s orange crops with a record harvest expected.
September 23rd, 2011
Citrus growers in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas are hoping for an improved fruit fly status for exports to the U.S.
Peru’s mandarin and lemon exports rose significantly in the year to August but orange shipments were down.
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