April 01, 2015 / Week N° 14
March 9th, 2015
Higher costs offset the benefits of favorable market conditions and larger lemon volumes for Limoneira in the first quarter.
March 3rd, 2015
A Kremlin representative says Russia may be able to get around the food import ban by using local processing as a condition of entry.
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 19th, 2015
China’s efforts to halt corruption have affected gift giving, and therefore the sales of imported Australian premium fruits.
February 12th, 2015
A Spanish firm focused on the German-speaking market is testing a range of new fruit projects in Africa, the Middle East, South America and its own backyard.
February 10th, 2015
The California Citrus Mutual estimates exports this so far this season are 25% lower than planned.
February 2nd, 2015
Commercial consignments of two Korean Unshu sweet and mandarin orange hybrids can now enter the U.S.
January 29th, 2015
An animated bear who likes marmalade has given Spanish orange growers a boost in the U.K. this winter.
January 15th, 2015
Australia’s second-largest horticultural export destination will now start reducing tariffs on items like citrus fruit, grapes and asparagus.
December 12th, 2014
While California Citrus Mutual has said the current storms in the state are a ‘plus all the way round’, others say it will delay harvesting at a peak time.
November 25th, 2014
A Chinese agribusiness hopes the Australian FTA will also lead to simplified quarantine protocols for fruit imports, and has also signaled plans to include South African sourcing.
November 17th, 2014
LoBue Citrus’ new packaging strategy for Cara Cara oranges shows that simple is sometimes beautiful.
November 14th, 2014
With the Navel crop in a key Chinese production region down 20%, one grower still has his hopes up.
November 10th, 2014
At first it was just shortages driving up prices, but now Limoneira believes stonger lemon demand is here to stay.
October 27th, 2014
Paramount Citrus president David Krause is “betting big” on grapefruit and is confident for a leadership position in mandarins.
October 13th, 2014
Travel and e-commerce put a dint in the Zhejiang Wenhui wholesale fruit market for a key national holiday.
October 7th, 2014
In a bid to help fight childhood obesity, Sunkist will sell its citrus with packaging from a popular kids’ TV show.
September 24th, 2014
Chilean citrus exporters will now have a handy outlet if Northern Hemisphere markets get swamped in the future.
While Argentina is renowned for its citrus exports, only recently has it been able to send oranges next door to Chile.
September 12th, 2014
California Citrus Mutual believes the latest NASS orange crop forecast is too high.
September 1st, 2014
Australian citrus is one of many imported fruits that have suffered from flat sales in China recently.
August 29th, 2014
U.S. authorities claim South Africa should be treated the same way as Florida when it comes to citrus black spot.
Hot on the heels of apples, Chinese citrus is now on track to gaining U.S. market entry after a recent proposed rule from APHIS.
‘Water prices are way up, water availability is way down, and it’s scary’, says a Californian citrus grower.
August 12th, 2014
“We must get ahead now” but be careful not to swarm the Russian market, says a leading Chinese produce exporter.
August 7th, 2014
Valencian farmers have called for measures to mitigate the impact of losing a key market for its persimmons and citrus fruits.
July 30th, 2014
Two Korean orange hybrids could soon be eligible for U.S. import if APHIS’s proposal goes through.
July 14th, 2014
While Argentina’s citrus crops have taken a battering, a leading exporter’s orange crop has been fairly unscathed.
July 2nd, 2014
An Argentine citrus industry representative says growers urgently need the U.S. and Brazilian markets to be opened if they are to improve their lot.
July 1st, 2014
Delassus’ Fatiha Charrat looks back on what she describes as the ‘worst season ever’ for Moroccan citrus.
June 30th, 2014
Egypt’s Mohamed Eldosouky discusses competition with South African oranges in China, and plans to open up the market to new products.
June 26th, 2014
Forecasts for the potential expansion of HLB in São Paulo do not look good for growers.
June 25th, 2014
Produce traders are losing “large swathes of land” with Middle Eastern populations due to conflict.
June 17th, 2014
Both geography and good crop management meant LoBue had minimal Navel losses from frosts this year.
June 16th, 2014
South Africa is slowing down grapefruit exports, while greater orange volumes have gone to the Far East this year.
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 9th, 2014
California has reached a supplementary protocol to regain access to the Chinese citrus market, but approval will depend on a technical visit that will likely take place in June.
May 5th, 2014
A new mandarin and a Navel orange-like variety will go to market thanks to the University of Florida.
April 30th, 2014
South African citrus export volumes should remain stable this year, but with changes to the variety make-up.
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 11th, 2014
A relaxation in requirements could see more parts of Japan and the Philippines shipping fruit to the U.S.
Valencia orange trees in Colombia were able to recover from low water access during early fruit development.
March 24th, 2014
A dry start to the year has reduced volumes for several top fruit categories in Brazil.
March 13th, 2014
Colombia has rejected four shipments of citrus fruit from abroad due to the discovery of red scale.
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.
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