December 12, 2013 / Week N° 50
December 4th, 2013
A proposed four-day nationwide trucker strike could have effects for Italy’s domestic and export fruit sales.
November 27th, 2013
Initial flood damage estimates indicate lower apple and pear exports from South Africa’s Western Cape.
November 26th, 2013
Spain’s fruit and vegetable imports increased by more than €200 million in the first three quarters of this year.
November 15th, 2013
The Argentine pome fruit industry hopes a new protocol will finally open up access to the Chinese market.
October 25th, 2013
Granfrutta Zani’s Francesca Borghi discusses expectations for this year’s Italian kiwifruit deal.
October 15th, 2013
With big volume and large fruit, U.S. pears are making a splash in their first full season in China.
October 9th, 2013
Chilean frost loss damages estimates have risen by 20 million boxes of fruit.
October 7th, 2013
Pears, tomatoes and potatoes are some of the products now restricted for import in Colombia.
September 26th, 2013
Export growth for Chile’s strongest fruit commodities helped offset heavy falls for products like avocados and oranges last season.
September 25th, 2013
Blueberries, cherries and plums look likely to be the biggest victims of Chile’s recent frosts, but other crops have also been affected.
September 12th, 2013
A recent approval is expected to “establish a bridgehead” for Korean fruit exports to Latin America.
September 6th, 2013
A pear that looks more like an apple, the Papple is reaching growers across North America and Europe.
August 20th, 2013
World Apple Report’s Desmond O’Rourke describes the evolution of world fruit markets.
August 12th, 2013
Despite an anticipated late start, Europe expects a high-volume apple and pear season.
June 25th, 2013
As production costs rise for apples and pears, Argentine growers are struggling to remain competitive.
May 30th, 2013
Hail storms damaged Argentina’s apple and pear crops but exports will still fare better than in 2012.
May 17th, 2013
South Africa could reach record pear exports, in part due to demand from an undersupplied Europe.
May 6th, 2013
Spanish and Swedish researchers have developed a nose highly sensitive to apples and pears.
April 22nd, 2013
Oppy’s David Nelley talks about a “beacon” for the pear market and positives for Southern Hemisphere suppliers.
April 16th, 2013
Spain’s Nufri is upbeat about prices and demand in Europe for Southern Hemisphere apples and pears.
April 12th, 2013
Portuguese fruit exporters hope to add to their €40 million in annual trade with Brazil through a special agreement with the country.
March 22nd, 2013
Brazil is close to overcoming one of its most damaging pests, the codling moth.
March 13th, 2013
Jacques du Preez discusses South Africa’s pome fruit season and facing industry challenges.
March 11th, 2013
Argentina’s apple and pear shipments to northern Europe were up sharply in the first two months of 2013.
March 5th, 2013
Argentina will likely suffer a significant drop in apple exports in the wake of hail last Friday.
February 15th, 2013
Capespan Continent’s Stefanie de Puysseleir discusses the European pome fruit outlook this season.
February 13th, 2013
Chile will take the top spot for Southern Hemisphere apple production but will experience the greatest production drop.
February 11th, 2013
The Sweet Sensation pear is moving in to new production zones and closer to year-long availability.
February 7th, 2013
Apples have taken the brunt of Uruguayan hail storms but other crops have been slightly affected too.
February 4th, 2013
New Zealand’s forecast of a balance apple crop will come as welcome news after a late season with small sizes last year.
February 1st, 2013
As U.S. pears enter China for the first time a key challenge will be winning over consumer hearts.
January 30th, 2013
Argentine researchers are studying yeast-based solutions to prevent the decomposition of apples and pears.
January 24th, 2013
Weather has so far been on the Argentine pome fruit industry’s side, following a disastrous 2012 export deal.
January 16th, 2013
An Argentine rural strike has been lifted following a wage rise agreement.
January 4th, 2013
Domex’s Howard Nager takes a look at the core issues shaping this year’s U.S. apple and pear crop.
December 28th, 2012
Argentina’s INTA has released the season’s pear and apple harvest calendar.
December 27th, 2012
After years of talks, the U.S. will open its doors to Chinese sand pears in the beginning of the new year.
October 18th, 2012
The U.S. pear industry is hopeful it will be able to export to the Chinese mainland in September 2013.
October 4th, 2012
Scientists have unlocked the genetic sequence of the European pear.
October 1st, 2012
South African growers are hoping for hotter weather to avoid smaller-sized stonefruit this season.
September 28th, 2012
South African fruit growers will emphasize the ethical aspect of production in a bid to increase U.K. sales.
September 27th, 2012
Portugal Fresh has given an estimate of pear industry losses from the country’s paralyzing port strikes.
September 24th, 2012
Containers full of pears are sitting and waiting in Portuguese ports due to strikes over austerity measures.
September 19th, 2012
An Australian state government department has developed hardier and tastier pear varieties.
September 17th, 2012
Argentina will be able to export citrus to the Philippines next year while other fruits are in negotiation.
September 5th, 2012
Europe’s lack of domestic pears in storage is predicted to fuel strong Southern Hemisphere imports in 2013.
August 31st, 2012
Emerging farmers now have access to decidious fruit training videos available online.
August 28th, 2012
Postharvest expert Deirdre Holcroft outlines how new science is helping fruit stay in tiptop condition.
August 20th, 2012
Uruguay’s apple yields have hit a 10-year low but pears have fared better.
August 15th, 2012
Eric Trachtenberg and Anton Kruger discuss key topics slated for PMA Fresh Connections in South Africa.
August 14th, 2012
Anton Rabe explains how sterile mating is controlling Mediterranean fruit fly populations in South Africa.
August 3rd, 2012
Lower European pome fruit volumes mean the industry will need to explore new strategies, says Philippe Binard.
July 27th, 2012
Thunderstorms and hail in Washington State have caused isolated fruit orchard damage.
July 26th, 2012
Marcelo Loyarte discusses the core issues that have hindered Argentina’s pome fruit exports in 2012.
July 16th, 2012
Crown Jewels’ Bill Lewis discusses grape and pomegranate supply deals from South America to the U.S. market.
July 13th, 2012
Pome fruit volume is the main reason behind slashed horticultural exports from southern Argentina.
July 3rd, 2012
David Pearce says a shortage of Chilean and U.S. apples has helped South African suppliers in the Middle East.
June 25th, 2012
Pear prices in Europe have bounced back with demand for Packhams particularly strong.
June 11th, 2012
We take a look at dramatically lower Argentine pome fruit exports and the market scenarios they face.
June 8th, 2012
U.S. Northwest pear volumes are better than the five-year average but are predicted to be 6% lower this year.
June 7th, 2012
Scientists hope to exploit the potential of an Asiatic pear variety as its genome has now been sequenced.
May 21st, 2012
Oppenheimer’s David Nelley takes a look at the dynamics driving the U.S. pome fruit market at the moment.
May 17th, 2012
Argentine fruit producers are struggling to get shipments across the Brazilian border due to tighter controls.
May 11th, 2012
South African pear exports to the U.S. have been delayed due to grading approval failures.
April 30th, 2012
Chilean ag minister Luis Mayol has met with Indian Ambassador Pradeep Kapur ahead of an Asian tour.
April 23rd, 2012
It is hoped a new bag in Chile will allow fruit exporters more shelf life reliability in shipping long distances.
April 19th, 2012
Dutch pear producers are expecting a tough year for their crops after low temperatures earlier this year.
April 9th, 2012
Pipfruit New Zealand’s new CEO Allan Pollard says he’s not afraid to ask the difficult questions.
March 29th, 2012
An interspecific pear variety developed in New Zealand has had successful field tests in Asia and the U.K.
March 28th, 2012
Southern Hemisphere pear exports to the U.S. are starting later than normal due to a strong domestic supply.
March 23rd, 2012
An FTA could make India “capable of consuming all of Chile’s produce”, says a leading fruit importer.
March 16th, 2012
The Southern Hemisphere’s largest pear exporter has drastically reduced its season forecast.
March 1st, 2012
Volcanic ash increases fruit yields in Ecuador’s Tungurahua region attracting many people back to the industry.
February 20th, 2012
Apple and pear crops in the Southern Hemisphere are expected to drop this year, but pear shipments are set to rise.
February 14th, 2012
South Africa is involved in an early export trial of one of its largest pear cultivars in a bid to beat rivals on quality.
February 10th, 2012
Fruit shipments from Argentina’s Río Negro province slumped in January.
January 26th, 2012
Fruit exporters from Washington State, California and Australia discuss the impacts of a potential Jakarta port closure.
January 24th, 2012
Argentina’s pome fruit industry needs to adapt to an environment of higher costs and declining returns.
January 12th, 2012
Apple production is due for a fall in two key Argentine provinces this year, but pear volumes are on the up.
January 5th, 2012
SA growers are selling their earliest pear variety to canning factories to avoid overlapping with Europe.
December 28th, 2011
South Africa is expecting a good pome fruit crop but is looking for alternative markets to Europe for its pears.
December 26th, 2011
Chile registered strong fruit export growth in 2011 despite falls for apples, avocadoes and kiwifruit.
November 25th, 2011
Russia is to drastically cut its import duties on apples and pears as a condition to joining the WTO next year.
November 14th, 2011
Chile’s apple concentrate exports have nearly doubled, with higher output expected this season.
November 10th, 2011
South Africa should exploit closer markets to ramp up its apple, pear and grape exports
Mexican apple and pear production is set to rise this season, but grapes are due for a slight fall.
October 27th, 2011
Argentina’s pome fruit exports have jumped dramatically but growers are facing financial problems.
October 25th, 2011
Australian politicians are worried NZ imports could put their pear industry at risk because of poor controls.
September 14th, 2011
The Argentine Protected Patagonia region produced 1.366 million metric tons (MT) of pome fruit in the first half of 2011.
August 8th, 2011
Cold storage apple and pear competition looks set to increase for Southern Hemisphere exporters next season.
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.
July 6th, 2011
Argentina’s National Institute of Agricultural Technology has created a new nutritonal labelling scheme for Williams pears, in a bid to promote consumption and ensure quality.
June 14th, 2011
Farmers in Argentine Patagonia will meet with disaster management authorities today after severe ash cloud damages.
June 10th, 2011
Argentina’s Northern Patagonian port terminal registered high pear and apple shipment growth in May.
April 20th, 2011
A new pear cultivar called ‘Velvetine’ will be marketed by New Zealand exporter Enza, following a licensing arrangement with Prevar Limited.
April 12th, 2011
Argentine pear and apple producers have pointed to a lack of productivity as a major cause for stagnation.
April 5th, 2011
The Argentine province of Río Negro has recorded increased pear stock volumes, with concerns over high ripeness levels.
March 11th, 2011
Strong currency and production costs have put pressure on South Africa’s pome fruit industry, but apple exports are expected to grow 10% this season.
March 4th, 2011
Apple and pear production in Argentina’s southern Protected Patagonia region fell 17.25% in 2010
Australia’s almond crop is looking promising this year despite floods as the country gears up to be the world’s second-largest producer by 2015.
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