September 14, 2014 / Week N° 37

Posts Tagged Peaches

High EU apple volumes could affect South African stonefruit deal

September 10th, 2014

Although early signs point to a positive South African stonefruit season, low pomefruit prices could affect sales in Europe.

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Spanish stonefruit set for Chinese splash in 2015

September 9th, 2014

An earlier season could give Spanish stonefruit exporters an edge in China once the market opens up.

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California: Gerawan responds to UFW statement, misconduct allegations

August 28th, 2014

Gerawan Farming says ‘It is unfortunate that our employees need to take such a drastic action’.

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California: UFW hits back at ‘anti-labor’ Center for Worker Freedom

August 27th, 2014

The United Farmworkers Union has accused the Center for Worker Freedom of “cynical outreach to Latinos”, backed by the “architect” of last fall’s Federal Government shutdown.

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Farmworkers versus unions, a new fight in California

August 26th, 2014

Employers will not be the targets in a peach picker protest to take place today, but rather unions and the State of the California.

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USDA expects Chilean stonefruit rebound in 2014-15

August 21st, 2014

After frosts that hit the recent crop, Chile stonefruit growers are gearing up for higher production in 2014-15.

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Greek stonefruit farmers need new markets as soon as possible

August 15th, 2014

The clock is ticking for 9,000MT of Greek stonefruit in cold storage with nowhere to go after the Russian embargo.

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Russian situation ‘accelerates’ action on EU stonefruit crisis

August 12th, 2014

The EC has heeded the call of European stonefruit growers calling for support to alleviate tough market conditions.

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No action yet on European stonefruit crisis

August 10th, 2014

As peach and nectarine growers seek urgent action to resolve what they see as a crisis, the European Commission is weighing up whether prices are off-trend for different Mediterranean sources.

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Chinese inspectors visit Spanish stonefruit fields

August 5th, 2014

Spanish plums, peaches and possibly grapes are under review for potential export to China.

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Opinion: a call for agreement between Russia and Poland

July 31st, 2014

Irina Koziy gives the lowdown on the different implications of Russia’s recent ban on many Polish crops.

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EU approves support for stonefruit growers

July 18th, 2014

Requests for support by various European peach and nectarine growers have been approved by the EU.

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Peach and nectarine growers call for more EU support to alleviate crisis

July 15th, 2014

Stonefruit growers from France, Spain, Italy and Greece hope the EU will take urgent measures to help them overcome what has been a difficult campaign.

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Aussie stonefruit industry aims for November access opening in China

June 30th, 2014

The Australian stonefruit sector has been actively promoting itself in China ahead of expected market access approval for nectarines.

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Plums suffer greatest losses in Chilean 2013-14 stonefruit deal

May 27th, 2014

Plums continued to be Chile’s leading stonefruit export crop in 2013-14, but with a 66% fall in volume.

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Sun World names new U.S. stonefruit licensee

April 30th, 2014

Moonlight Sales Corporation is now the fourth Californian company involved in Sun World stonefruit varieties.

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Australian stonefruit industry regains Thai access

April 23rd, 2014

After a three-year hiatus, Aussie stonefruit growers are squeezing in late season shipments to Thailand.

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Peru demands more peaches

April 10th, 2014

Peru will need more peach planations to satisfy demand from the juice industry.

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Argentina: stonefruit losses steep after Mendoza’s frosts

November 5th, 2013

Frosts in Argentina’s Mendoza province have resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars worth of damage to fruit.

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Argentine researchers look for better, sturdier peaches

October 31st, 2013

A breeding program in Argentina hopes to reduce frost damage to peaches.

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South African stonefruit enters concerned European market

October 24th, 2013

A low supply forecast out of South America has meant high interest in South African stonefruit.

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Chile: Fedefruta gives crop-by-crop frost loss update

October 9th, 2013

Chilean frost loss damages estimates have risen by 20 million boxes of fruit.

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Asda named U.K.’s top South African stonefruit retailer

October 8th, 2013

Asda has been recognized for more than 40% sales growth for South African peaches, nectarines and plums.

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Argentine growers suffer from heavy frosts

October 3rd, 2013

Apricots, peaches, grapes, plums and almonds are some of the hardest hit fruits from Argentina’s frosts.

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Australian cherry production could rise in 2013-14

September 9th, 2013

A USDA report forecasts jumps and falls in the production of different Australian stonefruit crops in 2013-14.

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Japan cherry and peach growth prospects look “grim”, says USDA

August 29th, 2013

An aging population and a shift away from fresh fruit are affecting Japan’s stonefruit market growth possibilities.

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Californian peaches, nectarines take off in Australia

August 15th, 2013

John Baker says there is still much to be learned in Australia for Californian stonefruit exporters.

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Mexican authorities declare new fruit fly free area

August 1st, 2013

The peach and apple growing area of Asientos in Mexico has been declared fruit fly free.

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Plums maintain growth for Chilean stonefruit exports

July 30th, 2013

Weather hurt Chilean nectarines and peaches, but plums kept the stonefruit category ahead.

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Australia investigates possible fruit dumping from South Africa, Italy

July 12th, 2013

South African and Italian produce will be the first under investigation by Australia’s new Anti-Dumping Commission.

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Spanish govt pushes for Chinese stonefruit market access

June 13th, 2013

Spain’s FEPEX says China’s phytosanitary measures “mask an extremely effective protectionist policy”.

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Five new stonefruit varieties developed in Spain

June 12th, 2013

Taste, early production and disease resistance are the orders of the day for new peaches and nectarines developed in Spain.

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Strong season expected for Spanish stonefruit

May 2nd, 2013

All Spanish stonefruit categories were expected to rise in volume, except for apricots.

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Brazil: Minas Gerais has strong year for pineapples, peaches and grapes

January 11th, 2013

Pineapple shipments from Brazil’s Minas Gerais state grew 724.5% from January to October 2012.

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Argentina to raise industrial peach output

December 13th, 2012

Peach planting has gone up significantly in the Argentine province of Mendoza over the past year.

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South Africa: big volume and delays for stonefruit

December 11th, 2012

South Africa may have record stonefruit output but will miss the peak European export window.

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U.S.: deficit irrigation bears fruit for peach production

November 22nd, 2012

U.S. scientists could help peach farmers cut water usage during key months.

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New peach variety launched in Brazil

November 22nd, 2012

Brazilian researchers are betting a new peach variety will live up to its name, translated as ‘Fascination’.

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U.S. breeders release new nectarine and peach varieties

November 9th, 2012

Breeders have announced new nectarine and peach varieties ideal for the southern U.S.

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U.S.: fair trade produce imports buoyant in 2012

October 26th, 2012

Fair Trade USA certified produce imports have taken a significant leap in the last two years.

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Favorable weather drives uptick in SA stonefruit forecast

October 22nd, 2012

South Africa is set to grow around one million more cartons of stonefruit this coming season.

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South African stonefruit volumes ‘promising’

October 17th, 2012

South Africa is gearing up for high stonefruit volumes this season as new orchards come on stream.

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SA fruit industry launches U.K. ethical promo campaign

September 28th, 2012

South African fruit growers will emphasize the ethical aspect of production in a bid to increase U.K. sales.

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U.S. competition and new regulations to put pressure on Aussie stonefruit

August 29th, 2012

Australia’s stonefruit growers are facing a squeeze from chemical bans and U.S. imports.

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Turkish stonefruit production picks up in 2012

August 28th, 2012

Turkish cherry production and exports have recovered from a ‘devastating’ 2011.

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Yield shifts for Uruguayan pome fruit in 2011-12

August 20th, 2012

Uruguay’s apple yields have hit a 10-year low but pears have fared better.

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Citrus and stonefruit unharmed by South Africa’s localized floods

August 13th, 2012

South African stonefruit growers are relieved their crops are intact despite recent bad weather.

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Produce Geek: peak season tastiness is a strong consumer driver

July 20th, 2012

Produce Geek Jonathan Steffy explains how fruit seasonality can work for importers.

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Stonefruit phenols could tackle metabolic syndrome, study shows

June 22nd, 2012

U.S. researchers will soon put their obesity-tackling stonefruit compounds to the test on mice.

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South Africa: quad bike patrol gets the better of fruit fly pests

June 1st, 2012

Spraying chemicals by air is not the only option, as a South African father and son quad bike team have proved.

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China drives global peach production boost

May 30th, 2012

More plantations in China have helped push up global peach production in 2011-12.

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Opinion: New markets are essential for SA’s future export rise

April 27th, 2012

South Africa must develop new import destinations for its increasing plum, peach and nectarine yields.

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South Africa may lobby EU over broken stone classification

April 23rd, 2012

South African stonefruit exporters discuss the increasingly demanding standards set by European retailers.

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New NZ organic peach shows leaf curl resistance

March 8th, 2012

An elderly New Zealand couple is on track to commercialize an organic tasty peach that resists disease without spraying.

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Coconut, fruit and nut waste could power energy-poor countries

February 23rd, 2012

A U.S. study has found there is serious electricity-generating potential in fruit, nut and coconut waste.

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Aussie stonefruit exporter expects post-Chinese New Year congestion

January 25th, 2012

Australia’s stonefruit sales in Asia were going well until Chilean fruit flooded the market.

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Chilean stonefruit hitting peak volumes

January 20th, 2012

Chile is expected to keep stable stonefruit export volumes this year despite production falls.

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SA peach and plum exports soar in the U.K.

January 18th, 2012

Lower Mediterranean peach and nectarine stocks have led to a South African boost in U.K.-bound exports

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SA apricots have exceeded expectations, says Hortgro

January 9th, 2012

South Africa’s apricot export volumes have risen significantly, but plum shipments are down.

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Argentina could embrace new U.S. peach variety

December 27th, 2011

Argentina’s National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA) is promoting a new peach variety to growers.

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Chilean fresh fruit exports up 7%

December 26th, 2011

Chile registered strong fruit export growth in 2011 despite falls for apples, avocadoes and kiwifruit.

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Southern Hemisphere set for slight stonefruit rise

November 29th, 2011

Market researcher iQonsulting has forecast a 3% rise for Southern Hemisphere stonefruit exports.

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Aussie stonefruit set for 2011-12 recovery

November 8th, 2011

Australia expects a strong stonefruit crop with the first shipments to arrive in Hong Kong in December.

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Stonefruit season looking peachy for South Africa

October 3rd, 2011

South African stonefruit exports are set to rise this year, with a growing share of late plums.

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Colombia: Huila aims to market new fruit to Europe

September 2nd, 2011

The Colombian department of Huila aims to export blackberries, avocadoes, peaches, sweet granadillas and cholupas to Europe.

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Aussie stonefruit could ‘rebound’ in CY2012

August 23rd, 2011

Australian peaches, nectarines and cherries are expected to ‘rebound’ in crop year 2012, according to a USDA report.

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Chile’s peach area down, cherries set to rise

August 16th, 2011

Chile’s peach and nectarine cultivation area has declined in recent years but growers have planted more productive varieties.

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Chile’s fruit exports rise 13% in early 2011

July 7th, 2011

Chile’s Office of Agriculture Studies and Policy (ODEPA) gives an export breakdown of different fruit species in the first five months of 2011.

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Drought cuts Bolivian citrus production 25%

May 6th, 2011

Drought has cut back Bolivia’s citrus production this season while frosts had a negative impact on tomatoes.

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New varieties bolster Ecuador’s peach production

April 21st, 2011

New peach varieties in Ecuador could yield 60% higher returns, says INIAP.

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Chile’s fruit shipments 19.5% higher in January

March 8th, 2011

Chile’s Office of Agriculture Studies and Policy (ODEPA) has announced a 19.5% rise in fruit shipments in January.

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Argentine province offers zero-interest loans to farmers

February 3rd, 2011

Mendoza provincial government in Argentina has offered zero interest loans to support plum, apple and pear farmers.

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South Africa’s apricot season ends, plum exports skyrocket in week 1

January 20th, 2011

All stone fruit shipments to the Middle East increase dramatically

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Uruguay’s apple production expected to increase 33% in 2010-11

January 18th, 2011

Meanwhile, pear production is expected to drop by about 20%

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Western Argentina expects huge plum, peach production

January 4th, 2011

Plum production expected to nearly quintuple; peaches forecast to be up more than 150%

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Half of stonefruit in Argentina province damaged in windstorm

November 11th, 2010

Wind gusts of more than 53 miles per hour on Nov. 7 devastated the stonefruit sector in Argentina’s San Juan region, with more than 50% of apricots, plums and peaches damaged

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Chilean shipments of stonefruit to increase 20% in 2010-11

November 1st, 2010

With better weather in 2010, Chile is expected to ship about 200,000 tons, while South African exporters worry about the exchange rate, iQonsulting report says.

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