October 21, 2014 / Week N° 43

Posts Tagged Pears

Belgium gets the nod for Canada-bound pear exports

October 14th, 2014

Belgian pear growers are now on an equal footing with their neighbors after a Canadian market opening.

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Australia: bee-delivery system a win for cherry growers

September 25th, 2014

A biological control system used for strawberries has been rejigged by Australian scientists for cherries, and could potentially be applied to a range of other crops.

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Pear marketing strategy will not change, says Portuguese exporter

September 24th, 2014

A large Portuguese pear company says despite the Russian ban’s effects on EU supply, it will not change tack.

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U.K.: early pears at Waitrose proving popular with consumers

September 11th, 2014

A popular British TV show has helped Waitrose raise its early season pear sales.

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European pear suppliers stay upbeat despite Russian ban

September 8th, 2014

Pear growers in the Netherlands and Belgium are positive despite losing the Russian market.

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U.S. Northwest pushes up pear production forecast

August 22nd, 2014

Pear volumes from Oregon and Washington State are set to be 8% bigger than previously thought.

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Australia sees greater apple competition after Russian ban

August 21st, 2014

While Australian apples have counterseasonal advantages, a more competitive market demands high quality.

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India: hailstorms lacerate apple and pear trees in Kashmir

August 19th, 2014

Authorities are assessing the damage of hail in Kashmir, where some pome fruit orchards have had a ‘total loss’.

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Argentina could ‘redirect’ pome fruit exports to Russia

August 12th, 2014

Argentine pome fruit shippers could help fill the new Russian supply gap but only if the price is right.

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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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Russian produce embargo: North America in-focus

August 11th, 2014

We take an in-depth, crop-by-crop look at the effects of the Russian produce ban on U.S. and Canadian growers.

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Russia: forget about summer blueberries or affordable pears

August 11th, 2014

Two Russian importers claim most products lost from the ban on EU produce can be regained from other countries.

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WAPA releases 2014 pome fruit forecast

August 8th, 2014

Russia’s ban on EU fruit imports has coincided with expectations for a significantly bigger apple crop.

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U.S. pear grower kicks off season with ‘big, clean’ fruit

August 7th, 2014

Limited small fruit, good markets and a new promotion have set up a U.S. pear producer for a positive season.

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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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Korea gains Mexican pear market access

July 3rd, 2014

Mexico is now the third Latin American country to accept Korean pears, after Chile and Peru.

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Vietnam finds excessive pesticide traces in Chinese fruit

June 19th, 2014

Pesticide residues in Chinese fruit imports have been described as “quite serious” in Vietnam.

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U.S.: Northwest pear volume down but prospects good

June 6th, 2014

USA Pears has planned several strong marketing campaigns as production slips slightly.

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U.S.: Dragonberry Produce bullish on niche apple opportunities in China

May 22nd, 2014

Amy Nguyen is optimistic for selling a range of produce items in China following a recent USDA trade mission visit.

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APAL responds to Horticulture Australia review

May 13th, 2014

APAL has responded relatively well to the review of HAL and says the changes could benefit growers.

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MRL uncertainty discourages U.S. pear exporters in Europe

May 12th, 2014

Concerns over post-harvest chemical DPA have become symbolic of strict residue standards from European retailers.

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Local U.K. apples and pears riding wave of enthusiasm

April 28th, 2014

U.K. retailers are planning well ahead of the upcoming English pome fruit season to ensure supply of local produce.

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Heirloom pear variety en route from Argentina to U.S.

April 15th, 2014

Argentine Alexander Lucas pears will arrive in limited quantity to the U.S. this month.

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U.S.: organic pome fruit growers may stay the course, but at a cost

March 21st, 2014

New organic standards may not scare away most apple and pear growers, but new treatments could prove costly.

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Organic U.S. growers look for alternatives to treat fire blight

March 17th, 2014

U.S. apple and pear growers could soon face trouble maintaining organic status under new treatment guidelines.

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Dutch growers gear up for China-bound pear exports

March 11th, 2014

Frugi Venta’s Inge Ribbens looks at a range of market opening negotiations in the works.

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Argentine pome fruit set for slight shortfall

March 10th, 2014

Marcelo Loyarte and Betina Ernst give their takes on this year’s Argentine apple and pear season.

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Argentina moves closer to Philippine fruit market access

February 25th, 2014

Philippine inspectors were happy with the state of Argentine pome fruit and grape operations during a recent tour.

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U.S. pears surpass expectations in China

February 17th, 2014

Although new to China, U.S., Western-style pears have already exceeded volume expectations.

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U.K. company makes mark on global dried fruit crisp market

February 6th, 2014

Pome fruit farmers in Kent have found a value-added way to market “pretty serious volume” across the world.

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Italy shows off pears in first U.S. campaign

February 5th, 2014

Italy’s main pear variety, Abate Fetel, is making its rounds in its first year on the U.S. market.

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Australia: APAL ‘disappointed’ with rejection of SPC aid package

January 31st, 2014

Australia’s pome fruit industry believes growers have a strong future despite the latest SPC decision.

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Argentine pome fruit season off to ‘normal’ start

January 17th, 2014

Argentina reported a smooth beginning for the start of its pear harvest.

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U.K.: Marks & Spencer highlights “licorice” Dicolored pear

January 13th, 2014

M&S takes us behind the scenes with a licorice-flavored pear from the Czech Republic grown in England.

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South Africa: rare summer rains put damper on grape harvest

January 8th, 2014

Rains in the Western Cape have put grape and pear harvesting on hold until Monday.

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Israel chops duties to promote produce imports

January 7th, 2014

Two significant events occurred for Israel’s agriculture sector and produce market over the weekend.

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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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South Africa: apples and pears bear brunt of flood damage

November 27th, 2013

Initial flood damage estimates indicate lower apple and pear exports from South Africa’s Western Cape.

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Substantial rise for Spanish produce imports

November 26th, 2013

Spain’s fruit and vegetable imports increased by more than €200 million in the first three quarters of this year.

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Argentina expects new pome fruit protocol with China

November 15th, 2013

The Argentine pome fruit industry hopes a new protocol will finally open up access to the Chinese market.

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Italian delay extends supply constraints on kiwifruit markets

October 25th, 2013

Granfrutta Zani’s Francesca Borghi discusses expectations for this year’s Italian kiwifruit deal.

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U.S. pears hit the road in China

October 15th, 2013

With big volume and large fruit, U.S. pears are making a splash in their first full season in China.

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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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Colombia announces ag import restrictions

October 7th, 2013

Pears, tomatoes and potatoes are some of the products now restricted for import in Colombia.

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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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Chile: frosts may cut some crops by 25% in two key regions

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.

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Peru grants approval for Korea pear and pepper imports

September 12th, 2013

A recent approval is expected to “establish a bridgehead” for Korean fruit exports to Latin America.

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The ‘Papple’ lays roots in international orchards

September 6th, 2013

A pear that looks more like an apple, the Papple is reaching growers across North America and Europe.

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O’Rourke: changes ahead for apple and pear markets

August 20th, 2013

World Apple Report’s Desmond O’Rourke describes the evolution of world fruit markets.

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Europe looks forward to larger apple and pear volume

August 12th, 2013

Despite an anticipated late start, Europe expects a high-volume apple and pear season.

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Argentina sees sharp rise in apple and pear production costs

June 25th, 2013

As production costs rise for apples and pears, Argentine growers are struggling to remain competitive.

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Argentina: production down, exports up pome fruit

May 30th, 2013

Hail storms damaged Argentina’s apple and pear crops but exports will still fare better than in 2012.

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South African apples and pears shine on European market

May 17th, 2013

South Africa could reach record pear exports, in part due to demand from an undersupplied Europe.

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Electronic nose separates apples from pears

May 6th, 2013

Spanish and Swedish researchers have developed a nose highly sensitive to apples and pears.

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Oppy introduces NZ red pear “Papple” to North America

April 22nd, 2013

Oppy’s David Nelley talks about a “beacon” for the pear market and positives for Southern Hemisphere suppliers.

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Spanish distributor sees good signs for imported pome fruit

April 16th, 2013

Spain’s Nufri is upbeat about prices and demand in Europe for Southern Hemisphere apples and pears.

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Brazil and Portugal sign fruit trade agreement

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.

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Brazil nears eradication of major fruit pest

March 22nd, 2013

Brazil is close to overcoming one of its most damaging pests, the codling moth.

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South Africa: strong growth for Williams and Cripps Pink in 2013

March 13th, 2013

Jacques du Preez discusses South Africa’s pome fruit season and facing industry challenges.

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Argentina: Patagonian fruit exports rise in early 2013

March 11th, 2013

Argentina’s apple and pear shipments to northern Europe were up sharply in the first two months of 2013.

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Hail punctures Argentine apple crop

March 5th, 2013

Argentina will likely suffer a significant drop in apple exports in the wake of hail last Friday.

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High pome fruit prices to continue in Europe, says Capespan Continent rep

February 15th, 2013

Capespan Continent’s Stefanie de Puysseleir discusses the European pome fruit outlook this season.

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Modest growth for Southern Hemisphere apples and pears

February 13th, 2013

Chile will take the top spot for Southern Hemisphere apple production but will experience the greatest production drop.

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Sweet Sensation pear makes international ground

February 11th, 2013

The Sweet Sensation pear is moving in to new production zones and closer to year-long availability.

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Hail damages Uruguayan apple forecast

February 7th, 2013

Apples have taken the brunt of Uruguayan hail storms but other crops have been slightly affected too.

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Pipfruit NZ forecasts modest apple and pear exports in 2013

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.

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U.S. pear exporters prepare for Chinese marketing hurdles

February 1st, 2013

As U.S. pears enter China for the first time a key challenge will be winning over consumer hearts.

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Argentina looks to yeast as biological control for fruit

January 30th, 2013

Argentine researchers are studying yeast-based solutions to prevent the decomposition of apples and pears.

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Argentine pome fruit industry expects better year in 2013

January 24th, 2013

Weather has so far been on the Argentine pome fruit industry’s side, following a disastrous 2012 export deal.

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Rural workers lift roadblocks in southern Argentina

January 16th, 2013

An Argentine rural strike has been lifted following a wage rise agreement.

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Washington apple crop exceeding expectations, says Domex

January 4th, 2013

Domex’s Howard Nager takes a look at the core issues shaping this year’s U.S. apple and pear crop.

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Argentina: Patagonian pome fruit harvest kicks off

December 28th, 2012

Argentina’s INTA has released the season’s pear and apple harvest calendar.

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Chinese sand pears set for January premiere in U.S. market

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.

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U.S. pear growers hope for flavorful niche in Chinese market

October 18th, 2012

The U.S. pear industry is hopeful it will be able to export to the Chinese mainland in September 2013.

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European pear genome sequenced in record time

October 4th, 2012

Scientists have unlocked the genetic sequence of the European pear.

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Poor weather prompts SA peach and nectarine export delay

October 1st, 2012

South African growers are hoping for hotter weather to avoid smaller-sized stonefruit this season.

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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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Portugal port strikes take US$2.6M toll on pear exporters

September 27th, 2012

Portugal Fresh has given an estimate of pear industry losses from the country’s paralyzing port strikes.

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Portuguese strike impacts ‘very bad’ for business, says fruit exporter

September 24th, 2012

Containers full of pears are sitting and waiting in Portuguese ports due to strikes over austerity measures.

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Aussie pear program aims to speed up investment returns

September 19th, 2012

An Australian state government department has developed hardier and tastier pear varieties.

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Argentina signs citrus export agreement with the Philippines

September 17th, 2012

Argentina will be able to export citrus to the Philippines next year while other fruits are in negotiation.

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Early pear imports expected in Europe next season

September 5th, 2012

Europe’s lack of domestic pears in storage is predicted to fuel strong Southern Hemisphere imports in 2013.

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South African growers’ group launches deciduous fruit training videos

August 31st, 2012

Emerging farmers now have access to decidious fruit training videos available online.

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New technology helps for optimal fruit ripeness

August 28th, 2012

Postharvest expert Deirdre Holcroft outlines how new science is helping fruit stay in tiptop condition.

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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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South Africa’s Fresh Connections to look at innovation, new markets

August 15th, 2012

Eric Trachtenberg and Anton Kruger discuss key topics slated for PMA Fresh Connections in South Africa.

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Opinion: biological fruit pest controls assist South African exports

August 14th, 2012

Anton Rabe explains how sterile mating is controlling Mediterranean fruit fly populations in South Africa.

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Europe’s low apple and pear crop could spark market innovation

August 3rd, 2012

Lower European pome fruit volumes mean the industry will need to explore new strategies, says Philippe Binard.

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Washington State hailstorm fruit damage still unclear

July 27th, 2012

Thunderstorms and hail in Washington State have caused isolated fruit orchard damage.

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Argentina hopes Brazilian export hurdles can be resolved soon

July 26th, 2012

Marcelo Loyarte discusses the core issues that have hindered Argentina’s pome fruit exports in 2012.

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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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Heavy fall for southern Argentine fruit exports in H1

July 13th, 2012

Pome fruit volume is the main reason behind slashed horticultural exports from southern Argentina.

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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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European shortage of Packham pears fuels Abate appetite

June 25th, 2012

Pear prices in Europe have bounced back with demand for Packhams particularly strong.

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Southern Argentine fruit exports hit 8-year low

June 11th, 2012

We take a look at dramatically lower Argentine pome fruit exports and the market scenarios they face.

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U.S. Northwest upcoming pear volumes to fall on 2011 figures

June 8th, 2012

U.S. Northwest pear volumes are better than the five-year average but are predicted to be 6% lower this year.

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Asiatic pear genome sequence breakthrough

June 7th, 2012

Scientists hope to exploit the potential of an Asiatic pear variety as its genome has now been sequenced.

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Severe large gala shortage paves way for apple premiums, says Oppy

May 21st, 2012

Oppenheimer’s David Nelley takes a look at the dynamics driving the U.S. pome fruit market at the moment.

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Brazil ramps up controls against Argentine produce

May 17th, 2012

Argentine fruit producers are struggling to get shipments across the Brazilian border due to tighter controls.

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SA pear exports to U.S. at risk over high rejection rate

May 11th, 2012

South African pear exports to the U.S. have been delayed due to grading approval failures.

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