April 01, 2015 / Week N° 14

Posts Tagged Pears

Brazil’s Argentine pome fruit ban “unjustified and hasty”, says CAFI

March 26th, 2015

A major Argentine industry body warns of “severe social consequences” if Brazil’s pome fruit ban continues.

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Brazil halts Argentine pome fruit imports

March 25th, 2015

Brazilian authorities say they detected the codling moth in 15 Argentine apple and pear shipments in the first quarter of 2015 alone.

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Ecuadorian fruit shoppers feel the crunch

March 20th, 2015

Ecuador’s enormous increase in food import tariffs is taking its toll on the country’s wholesalers.

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U.S., NZ take Indonesia to WTO over import license restrictions

March 20th, 2015

Two leading agricultural nations have taken aim at Indonesia’s “trade-restrictive import licensing regime”.

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U.S.: Giumarra bullish for Carmen pear season

March 5th, 2015

Giumarra Wenatchee has seen success so far in its second year selling Chilean-grown Carmen pears.

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Australia: APAL anticipates production and quality boost in 2015

March 3rd, 2015

Per hectare pome fruit yields in Australia are on the up thanks to improved orchard management.

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Russian ruble devaluation hits pome fruit exporters in Argentina, Chile

February 25th, 2015

Even though Russia cut off a large chunk of its apple supply last year with the import ban, South American shippers say the country is largely unable to pay good enough prices for their fruit.

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Early concerns ease for 2015 South African pome fruit deal

February 16th, 2015

South Africa aims to ship its first apples to mainland China in March, as growers continue to seek new markets to support higher volumes in the pipeline.

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Southern Hemisphere expects larger pome fruit crop

February 10th, 2015

While Southern Hemisphere apple production is expected to increase 5%, exports are anticipated to decline by the same percentage partly due to oversupply issues in Europe.

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U.S. clears French pome fruit imports

February 9th, 2015

After a 10-year hiatus due to a leaf borer detection, France is again shipping apples to the U.S.

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New ‘Gem’ pear variety jointly released in U.S.

February 2nd, 2015

The U.S. Agricultural Research Service and three universities have jointly released a high-yielding and fire blight-resistant pear cultivar.

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South African apple export volumes to bounce back

January 28th, 2015

With the South African pome fruit season running two weeks early, the industry anticipates lower pear volumes.

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Argentina: CAFI reaches pay deal with farmworker union

January 26th, 2015

While the Argentine union UATRE agreed to a 35% pay rise, another syndicate representing packers is still in talks.

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Argentina: Union strikes postponed as talks with CAFI continue

January 22nd, 2015

Strikes over a pay dispute that threatened to delay the Argentine pear harvest have been pushed back.

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Early organic Argentine pears soon to hit the water for U.S. market

January 14th, 2015

Pacific Organic’s Greg Holzman discusses upcoming pome fruit and mango deals, as well as the strong dollar’s effect on produce trade flows.

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Decofrut forecasts Chilean pear export uptick in 2015

January 9th, 2015

A Chilean market intelligence consultancy expects the country’s pear shipments to return to 2013 levels this year.

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Argentine pome fruit growers forecast earlier harvest

December 18th, 2014

The Williams pear harvest in parts of Argentina will likely begin around a week earlier than normal.

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France: Blue Whale anticipates 15% rise in pear volumes

December 9th, 2014

One of France’s biggest pipfruit growers says an active domestic consumption is allaying oversupply concerns.

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Exchange rate bears well for new Belgian apple deal in India

December 3rd, 2014

BVF’s Marc Evrard discusses his expectations for an incipient pome fruit program in India.

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Australia: China FTA will bring us on par with NZ and Chile, says APAL

December 1st, 2014

Australia’s pome fruit grower body says while the Chinese FTA is ‘terrific’, mainland apple access needs to be gained.

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Argentine pome fruit exporters hold ‘high expectations’ for India

November 28th, 2014

Two Argentine apple shippers are delighted at the new Indian market access, with both saying they were surprised at the news and that a strong future is in store.

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Chinese Sesame Street-branded pears bound for U.S. market

November 20th, 2014

Jim Provost believes the ‘Eat Brighter!’ campaign will help raise Asian pear consumption in the U.S.

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USA Pears eyes better retail education through online program

November 17th, 2014

A U.S. pear group is shifting away from educational seminars as ‘that’s just not the nature of today’s world’.

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China: Fruitday gears up for Mexican blackberries, Chilean avocados

November 14th, 2014

After tripling sales in the last year, Fruitday co-founder Loren Zhao looks ahead for fruit imports in 2014-15.

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No Vietnam fruit ban yet, say Australian authorities

November 10th, 2014

After a conference call with the DoA, Apple and Pear Australia Ltd has confirmed Vietnam is still open for exports.

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Italy to showcase Abate Fetel pears at New York foodie institution

November 6th, 2014

Spots have filled up quickly for an event to promote a unique Italian pear at Eataly in New York.

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PMA Fruittrade Latin America to get to the core of pome fruit oversupply issues

November 6th, 2014

The head of Chile’s Fedefruta says despite a favorable exchange rate, pome fruit prices have still fallen 25%.

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New shape, no wax: Italy’s bet on U.S. pear market

October 28th, 2014

Apofruit’s Renzo Balestri highlights Italy’s renewed export focus, agricultural attrition and a push south for fruit production.

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U.S.: Rainier Fruit’s productivity to rise with new automated facility

October 28th, 2014

Rainier’s sister warehouse now has the U.S. Northwest’s first automated fruit shipping facility.

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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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