May 28, 2015 / Week N° 22
May 25th, 2015
Some 120 metric tons of oranges being shipped into Russia via sea were sent back after lab tests confirmed a quarantined pest.
May 19th, 2015
Australian citrus growers are upbeat for the season ahead with the first shipments set to arrive in mid-June.
April 20th, 2015
Despite some serious problems facing the industry, Florida’s citrus growers are said to have had a relatively good season.
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.
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.
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.
September 20th, 2011
ProChile commercial director in Poland Felipe Gajardo talks up opportunities in a relatively untapped market.
September 19th, 2011
South Africa’s navel orange and grapefruit figures are higher than original estimates but easy peelers fell below expectations.
September 16th, 2011
The chairman of Riverina Citrus says many growers would sell up their farms if they could only find buyers.
September 9th, 2011
Re-exports in the Middle East have fallen recently due to lower price gaps between Dubai and Saudi Arabia.
September 6th, 2011
A fruit fly outbreak in Mozambique has now spread to three more provinces including the port region of Maputo.
September 5th, 2011
Orange production in the Brazilian state of São Paulo is expected to rise to 377 million cartons in 2011.
South Africa’s Valencia Focus Group has reduced export estimates for the orange variety by 8.6% in 2011
August 22nd, 2011
Australia’s orange exports to the U.S. are ‘ticking over’ but growers may need to leave the industry if exchange rate woes continue.
August 17th, 2011
A decline in Egyptian Valencias has helped South African citrus exporters in the Middle East during Ramadan.
August 16th, 2011
Brazilian fruit growers continue to launch new and interesting cultivars – this time with oranges and mandarins.
August 15th, 2011
A U.S. importer has offered words of encouragement to Australian citrus growers for their commitment despite tough conditions.
August 8th, 2011
South African citrus packers and exporters have had to make ‘critical’ decisions this year.
July 20th, 2011
Argentina will now be able to ship its oranges, grapefruit and mandarins to southern Chinese ports.
July 19th, 2011
Orange growers in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas are calling on the government for assistance, following drastic losses from weather damage.
July 14th, 2011
South African citrus exporters expect an uptick in lemon, easy peeler and late Navel orange shipments to Asia.
July 12th, 2011
The Brazilian Association of Citrus Growers highlights growing productivity in the country’s orange industry.
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 28th, 2011
Citrus Australia CEO Judith Damiani talks high volumes, tough competition and HLB protection.
June 27th, 2011
Drought in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas is expected to cut 2011-12 citrus crops by 200,000MT.
June 7th, 2011
Exotic products like snake fruit and mangosteens bumped up Indonesia’s fruit exports in the first quarter.
May 30th, 2011
Russia has bought a good chunk of Southern Africa’s citrus exports this season, but the industry still faces transport problems.
May 24th, 2011
Peruvian horticultural company Camposol has staked its claim as the country’s largest ag exporter with a 43.85% rise in exports in Q1.
South Africa’s grapefruit are slightly smaller than in 2010, with a similar situation expected for Valencia oranges.
May 9th, 2011
Sao Paulo produces 90% of Brazil’s oranges and expects a significant crop increase this season.
May 4th, 2011
Citrus greening disease presents a serious threat to Dominican Republic growers, with 34,000 plants already destroyed.
April 28th, 2011
An early lemon crop and grapefruit dumping are just some of South Africa’s concerns for Middle East exports.
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 17th, 2011
Brazil and the U.S. will likely increase orange production this year but the Brazilian industry expects prices to stay steady.
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?
February 25th, 2011
Brazil’s orange growers are planting more orchards to capitalize on high international prices, with demand so strong that some growers will have to wait 12 months for seedlings.
February 18th, 2011
Up to 90% of African cities depend on farming using wastewater, but a UN report highlights the risks of food contamination in many cases.
February 1st, 2011
Indonesian minister expects climate change and extreme weather to cause troubles for the country’s $4.53 billion agricultural export industry.
January 26th, 2011
Lack of rain in main growing provinces could produce small fruit
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