September 14, 2014 / Week N° 37

Posts Tagged Oranges

Drought makes California orange forecast questionable, says CCM

September 12th, 2014

California Citrus Mutual believes the latest NASS orange crop forecast is too high.

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China: dismaying imported fruit numbers for Mid-Autumn festival

September 1st, 2014

Australian citrus is one of many imported fruits that have suffered from flat sales in China recently.

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U.S. may allow South African citrus from black spot-infested areas

August 29th, 2014

U.S. authorities claim South Africa should be treated the same way as Florida when it comes to citrus black spot.

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U.S. could open doors to Chinese citrus

August 29th, 2014

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.

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U.S.: Sun Pacific ‘affected dramatically’ by the drought

August 29th, 2014

‘Water prices are way up, water availability is way down, and it’s scary’, says a Californian citrus grower.

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Russian ban a “rare opportunity” for Chinese produce, says Goodfarmer

August 12th, 2014

“We must get ahead now” but be careful not to swarm the Russian market, says a leading Chinese produce exporter.

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Spain: Valencia growers had held “great expectations” for Russian market

August 7th, 2014

Valencian farmers have called for measures to mitigate the impact of losing a key market for its persimmons and citrus fruits.

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U.S.: APHIS proposes to allow additional Korean orange imports

July 30th, 2014

Two Korean orange hybrids could soon be eligible for U.S. import if APHIS’s proposal goes through.

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Argentine Valencia orange harvest kicks off in Jujuy

July 14th, 2014

While Argentina’s citrus crops have taken a battering, a leading exporter’s orange crop has been fairly unscathed.

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Drastic fall for exports of Argentine mandarins, oranges

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.

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Russian problems prompt new outlook for Moroccan citrus

July 1st, 2014

Delassus’ Fatiha Charrat looks back on what she describes as the ‘worst season ever’ for Moroccan citrus.

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Cost efficiency gives Egypt an edge in Chinese orange market

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.

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Brazil: Fundecitrus releases HLB presence forecast

June 26th, 2014

Forecasts for the potential expansion of HLB in São Paulo do not look good for growers.

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Iraq turmoil may impact Middle East fruit market, says exporter

June 25th, 2014

Produce traders are losing “large swathes of land” with Middle Eastern populations due to conflict.

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U.S.: LoBue’s oranges spared brunt of winter frost damage

June 17th, 2014

Both geography and good crop management meant LoBue had minimal Navel losses from frosts this year.

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South Africa reduces grapefruit export estimates

June 16th, 2014

South Africa is slowing down grapefruit exports, while greater orange volumes have gone to the Far East this year.

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Most South African lemon exporters veer clear of Europe

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.

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‘Kudos to the USDA’, says California Citrus Mutual on China protocol

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.

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U.S.: University of Florida releases two new citrus cultivars

May 5th, 2014

A new mandarin and a Navel orange-like variety will go to market thanks to the University of Florida.

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South Africa set for citrus variety export shift in 2014

April 30th, 2014

South African citrus export volumes should remain stable this year, but with changes to the variety make-up.

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Lemons to drag down Southern Hemisphere citrus production in 2014

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.

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Citrus Australia bullish on upcoming export season to China

April 22nd, 2014

Citrus Australia plans a strong season in China this year, including diversification with lemons and grapefruit.

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U.S. proposes new rules for Philippine mangoes, Japanese oranges

April 11th, 2014

A relaxation in requirements could see more parts of Japan and the Philippines shipping fruit to the U.S.

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Valencia oranges perform well under hydric stress

April 11th, 2014

Valencia orange trees in Colombia were able to recover from low water access during early fruit development.

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Fruit volumes dry up under Brazilian drought

March 24th, 2014

A dry start to the year has reduced volumes for several top fruit categories in Brazil.

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Colombian authorities intercept citrus pest in U.S., Spanish shipments

March 13th, 2014

Colombia has rejected four shipments of citrus fruit from abroad due to the discovery of red scale.

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GM citrus on trial in world’s top orange-growing region

March 4th, 2014

Resistance to citrus black spot (CBS) disease is the driver behind a new Brazilian GM field study.

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Spanish researchers develop antioxidant-rich oranges

February 28th, 2014

Spanish scientists have developed a golden-colored orange with much higher antioxidant rates in juice than traditional varieties.

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Korean FTA brings tariff break for Australian cherries, citrus, nuts

February 18th, 2014

A wide range of Australian horticultural products will enjoy an immediate tariff break in Korea.

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‘Demand it and we’ll grow it’: Morocco’s organic conundrum

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.

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Uruguayan citrus growers gear up for higher EU duties, full U.S. season

February 12th, 2014

The Uruguayan citrus industry expects a larger crop this year, but it will have to deal with higher tariffs in Europe.

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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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Australian orange industry hits export high

January 30th, 2014

Hong Kong overtook Japan as the leading buyer of Aussie oranges in 2012-13.

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Brazil: Sao Paulo boasts HLB success story

January 28th, 2014

In the face of a devastating citrus disease, Brazil’s top production state has fought back with vigor.

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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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China: excess fruit demand drives Joyvio’s global sourcing push

December 10th, 2013

Liu Chuanzhi and Chen Shaopeng talk about fruit investment opportunities in Chile, Australia and the U.S.

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Italian fruit consultant hopes for low transport strike impact

December 4th, 2013

A proposed four-day nationwide trucker strike could have effects for Italy’s domestic and export fruit sales.

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Brazilian govt expects strong value rise for crops in 2013

November 15th, 2013

Oranges, bananas and tomatoes are set to help support a strong rise in Brazilian crop income next year.

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Chile uses tangy spice to promote citrus in the U.S.

November 5th, 2013

Chilean citrus promoters are using Tajin powder to boost sales to Latino consumers in the U.S.

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Uruguay to send first citrus shipment to the U.S. this week

October 15th, 2013

Five Uruguayan companies are preparing the country’s first Valencia orange shipments to the U.S.

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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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Uruguay prepares first U.S.-bound citrus shipments

September 24th, 2013

Uruguay is set to send its first orange shipments to the U.S. during the first half of October.

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U.S.: strong Navel orange market has softened

August 16th, 2013

A good inventory position and a dearth of easy peelers should bode well for a stable U.S. orange market.

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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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Chinese apple market “very interesting” this year, says importer

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.

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A “refreshing” season for Australian citrus exporters

August 12th, 2013

Australian citrus players discuss Asian demand, currency conditions and wider export options in the United States.

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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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U.S. easy peeler supply gap likely, says Greenberg

August 5th, 2013

Capespan North America CEO Mark Greenberg discusses the current import dynamics of easy peelers and Navels.

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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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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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Chinese demand “phenomenal”, says Citrus Australia

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.

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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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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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Oppy upbeat on Australian citrus imports

June 4th, 2013

Oppy’s James Milne describes plans for the upcoming Australian citrus deal in North America.

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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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Coca-Cola to invest US$2B in Florida citrus

May 7th, 2013

Florida’s orange industry has received an economic boost from the Coca-Cola Company.

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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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Citrus Australia expects higher orange, mandarin volumes

April 23rd, 2013

Australia’s mandarin production is set to rise this year despite the impact of floods in Queensland.

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Egyptian citrus one step closer to U.S. access

April 19th, 2013

More than a decade after they were kicked from the market Egyptian citrus exporters may regain U.S. entry.

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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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Brazil terminates U.S. dispute over orange juice rates

February 20th, 2013

Brazil is celebrating “victory” in an orange juice trade dispute with the United States.

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Uncertainty remains over Brazilian 2013-14 citrus crop

January 18th, 2013

Expectations for Brazil’s 2013-14 citrus deal are unclear, but growers believe higher profitability is likely.

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Amino acid study could reveal citrus greening insights

January 15th, 2013

Amino acid profiles may hold the key to managing plant defenses against citrus greening disease.

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Brazil suspends citrus exports to E.U.

November 9th, 2012

Disease detection has forced Brazil to cease orange shipments to Europe.

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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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“Taste of South Africa” bolsters U.S. presence for SA citrus

October 16th, 2012

Walmart stores in the U.S. northeast have begun a sales drive for South African oranges.

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U.S. market ‘demanding and competitive’ for Chilean citrus

October 11th, 2012

Chilean growers are unsatisfied with Navel orange returns this year but W. Murcotts have performed well.

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U.S. easy peeler market strong due to supply gap

September 17th, 2012

Capespan North America’s Mark Greenberg discusses the state of easy peelers and oranges in the U.S. market.

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U.S. Navel orange inventories “uncomfortably high”, says Greenberg

September 3rd, 2012

Capespan’s Mark Greenberg discusses the affects of Chilean citrus volumes on the U.S. market.

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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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Uruguay frosts slash citrus production by 36%

August 1st, 2012

Uruguay’s biggest citrus company looks back on the abrupt weather changes that damaged the industry in 2012.

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Aussie citrus industry divided over U.S. export deregulation

July 25th, 2012

Australian citrus exporters are torn about what taking away DNE’s U.S. import monopoly could mean.

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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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Striking a balance between customer satisfaction and grower profitability

July 16th, 2012

Crown Jewels’ Bill Lewis discusses grape and pomegranate supply deals from South America to the U.S. market.

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Better sizes, tougher competition for Australia’s U.S. citrus season

July 11th, 2012

We speak with Citrus Australia and DNE World Fruit Sales about the U.S. campaign underway.

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Egypt exceeds expectations and “surprises” orange market

July 4th, 2012

South African orange exporters discuss the impact of Egyptian Valencia oversupply in the Middle East.

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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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Middle East: pome fruit market strong, citrus a challenge

July 3rd, 2012

David Pearce says a shortage of Chilean and U.S. apples has helped South African suppliers in the Middle East.

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U.S.: South African citrus arrivals ramping up this week

June 28th, 2012

WCCPF expects South African citrus exports to the U.S. will rise by around 12% this year.

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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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Chile to up the ante for 2012 citrus export campaign

June 19th, 2012

Chile is targeting the U.S. and South Korean markets with citrus promotions and a ripening verification program.

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Europe eager for early South African navel exports

June 19th, 2012

South Africa is capitalizing on a lack of Spanish and Moroccan late oranges in the European market.

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Argentina reaches sweet citrus deal with Brazil

June 13th, 2012

Argentine growers will finally be able to send oranges to their neighbor Brazil in July.

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SA Western Cape navel shipments to the U.S. set to climb

June 12th, 2012

WCCPF CEO Suhanra Conradie talks about the South African citrus deal ahead in the U.S.

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Brazil: the aftermath of record juice production

June 8th, 2012

CitrusBR president Christian Lohbauer discusses Brazil’s orange juice stock outlook.

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Australian fruit industry to ‘flourish’ over next five years, report claims

June 4th, 2012

Market researcher IBISWorld expects Australia’s fruit industry to grow by 4.4% annually until 2016-17.

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Citrus Australia slams basin plan

May 29th, 2012

Citrus Australia is calling for changes to Murray Darling Basin Plan revisions.

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Australian growers slow navel picking to prevent market glut

May 24th, 2012

Australian navel orange producers have decided to slow down production to avoid a saturated market.

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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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Brazil expects orange production squeeze in 2012-13

May 3rd, 2012

The world’s largest orange-growing region is set for a 15% production drop this year.

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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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South African orange exports to India set for boost in 2012

April 11th, 2012

A high Australian exchange rate has shifted the attention of Indian importers to South African oranges.

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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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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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China achieves sweet orange genome breakthrough

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.

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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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Mexico: Tabasco citrus growers gearing up for HLB emergency response

March 20th, 2012

Growers in the Mexican state of Tabasco have resigned themselves to the entry of citrus disease HLB.

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Riverina floods causing fruit drop, says Citrus Australia

March 15th, 2012

Australian citrus region Riverina is experiencing unprecedented flooding with waterlogged plants.

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