November 26, 2014 / Week N° 48

Posts Tagged Spain

Spain: Pomegranate growers team up with La Liga club

November 26th, 2014

Spanish pomegranate growers will team up with the Elche soccer team to promote their fruit at home and abroad.

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Australia-China FTA “music to our ears”, says Joyvio

November 25th, 2014

A Chinese agribusiness hopes the Australian FTA will also lead to simplified quarantine protocols for fruit imports, and has also signaled plans to include South African sourcing.

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New herbs in the pipeline for U.K. breeder

November 21st, 2014

A CN Seeds representative says the Southern European fresh herb market is on the way up.

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Spanish citrus sector angered by EU labeling decision

November 18th, 2014

A decision to single out citrus growers in labeling the use of postharvest chemicals has been supported by the General Court of the European Union.

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Conditions bode well for Pink Lady apples in Europe

November 17th, 2014

Weather has been favorable for the European Pink Lady apple crop this year.

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Spanish group discourages new Tango mandarin plantings

November 4th, 2014

A recent report could have bearings on legal disputes over mandarin variety rights in Spain and South Africa.

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New Octubrina clementine hits U.K. supermarket shelves

November 3rd, 2014

Production will ramp up over the next few years for a new clementine variety that was discovered in Spain.

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Morocco will become major EU produce supplier, says exporter

October 6th, 2014

A produce shipper says the Moroccan industry’s constant ‘evolution’ is putting it in good stead for the future.

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Spain: AVA-ASAJA puts price tag on hail damage

September 26th, 2014

Recent hailstorms have put a €52.5 million dent in eastern Spanish citrus, grape and persimmon farms.

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Russia blocks more unauthorized produce shipments

September 24th, 2014

Russia has returned tomato and potato consignments to Belarus as no countries of origin were given.

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Spanish lemon growers to benefit from early Southern Hemisphere end

September 16th, 2014

Spain’s lemon season will be one of ‘normality and stability’ but there may be heavy Turkish competition in EU markets.

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EU aid withdrawal ‘intolerable’, says Spanish ag union

September 12th, 2014

A Spanish grower group has labeled the EU’s suspension of aid measures as akin to abandonment.

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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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Copa Cogeca urges citrus inclusion in EU emergency withdrawal measures

September 9th, 2014

After Friday’s EC meeting in Brussels, cooperative group Copa Cogeca is calling for greater support in the wake of Russia’s produce import ban, encompassing grower measures and school food schemes.

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Spanish growers turn up the heat with new protests planned

September 4th, 2014

Spanish growers plan to rally in Madrid on Friday calling for more support amid Russia’s ban on produce imports.

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Market ‘imbalance’ to blame for poor Spanish produce results, says FEPEX

September 2nd, 2014

Fruit value may have outpaced volume growth in the first half in Spain, but overall produce returns were poor.

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Carrefour targeted in Spanish grower protest

August 28th, 2014

Spanish growers have accused retailers of taking advantage of the Russian ban with extremely low prices.

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Spain asks EU to add melons and watermelons to emergency measures

August 21st, 2014

Spain says unless melons and watermelons are included in EU’s special measures there will be ‘serious disruptions’.

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EU funding omission a stain on Spanish pomegranate sector

August 20th, 2014

A key Spanish region used to export almost a third of its pomegranates to Russia, yet the fruit has been left off an EU support list.

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Russia intercepts produce imports from banned EU countries

August 19th, 2014

Russia has prevented 11 cases of agricultural imports totaling more than 93MT via Belarus, including shipments from banned EU countries.

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Potatoes and grapes in the spotlight for India in Russia

August 18th, 2014

IG International’s Tarun Arora looks at the Indian crops to benefit from Russia’s import ban, and how the move will affect European and Middle Eastern growers’ orientations toward his country.

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When there’s a will there’s a way

August 14th, 2014

Speculation is mounting about the unofficial exports of some European Union-grown fruit to Russia despite the embargo.

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French growers unite in blocking Spanish trucks over dumping accusations

August 14th, 2014

Around 200 French produce growers blocked highways yesterday in protest of Spain’s ‘economic dumping’.

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‘Earliest start ever’ for U.K. sweet corn grower

August 13th, 2014

One U.K. retailer has forecast a 30% uptick in sweet corn sales this summer.

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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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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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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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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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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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North America sees huge price ranges for blueberries

July 31st, 2014

Fall Creek’s Cort Brazelton looks at how northern blueberry markets are faring, what this means for upcoming foreign suppliers, and Morocco’s recent U.S. breakthrough.

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European banana growers respond to Ecuador-EU trade deal

July 29th, 2014

European banana growers will likely seek extra funding support to cope with stronger competition from Ecuador once its tariffs are cut.

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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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Agronometrics releases beta service for fruit market analysis

July 17th, 2014

A new online service aims to make produce market dynamics easy to understand and visualize in context.

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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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Spain: Driscoll’s ‘learning a lot’ about Drosophila control methods

July 14th, 2014

Driscoll’s has taken the lead with the Spanish government on researching vinegar fly Drosophila Suzukii, and has reported a promising outlook for controlling the pest.

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Challenging outlook for Mediterranean grapes

July 1st, 2014

In the face of tough competition with summer fruit, many Spanish and Italian grape growers are shifting their varietal offerings to get ahead.

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European diplomats visit South African citrus operations

June 30th, 2014

The CGA hopes a recent diplomatic visit will help dramatically reduce citrus black spot interceptions in Europe.

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Spain: Valencia fruit industry racked by hail

June 26th, 2014

Citrus, melons and persimmons have been some of the fruit crops most affected by severe hailstorms in eastern Spain.

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Strawberry values fall again for Spanish growers

June 23rd, 2014

Competition with local spring fruits was tough for Spanish strawberry growers, leading to lower prices for their produce this year.

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Smartphone app mixes home gardening with education and design chic

June 13th, 2014

With the help of a smartphone app, a U.K. company makes hydroponic gardening an easy and visually appealing addition to the living room.

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Driscoll’s set for earlier Mediterranean raspberry peak than normal

May 13th, 2014

Weather factors have led to expectations for earlier peak Mediterranean raspberry production at Driscoll’s.

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Spanish breeder promotes three pomegranate varieties

April 29th, 2014

Spain’s Caliplant has released three pomegranate varieties for fresh and processed fruits.

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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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Banana Rain campaign brings rewards to Canary Islands group

April 11th, 2014

The Best Pack Award has gone to a campaign run by the Canary Islands’ ASPROCAN.

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Spanish melon growers warned of fungal risk

April 9th, 2014

Cool, wet weather could mean fungal attacks on Spanish melons.

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Spanish association calls on EU to close borders to South African citrus

March 27th, 2014

With the South African citrus season near, debate over black spot has roared up once again in the EU.

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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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Spanish cooperatives sign University of Florida blueberry deal

March 7th, 2014

The University of Florida will act with the full force of the law if Spanish blueberry growers don’t comply with IP laws for its varieties.

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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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Mobile shading improves light reception of greenhouse crops

February 24th, 2014

A Spanish study produced higher yield in greenhouse tomato plants protected by mobile shading.

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Spanish persimmon sales outpace key produce items, says U.K. buyer

February 21st, 2014

A buyer from Asda in the U.K. discusses the popularity of a fruit that is outselling kiwifruit and pineapples.

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Mollar pomegranate continues as Spanish star variety

February 20th, 2014

Spain’s Alcudia Export Fruit speaks about increased competition for its traditional pomegranate variety.

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Canarian bananas gain Origins of Spain protection

February 19th, 2014

Plátano de Canarias marketing manager Sergio Caceres talks about how a new seal could help the industry.

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New U.K.-Spain ferry service promises greater freight options

January 20th, 2014

Brittany Ferries plans to take on giant LNG-powered passenger ships with extra freight capacity.

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Ecuadorian promotion agency looks to Spain for mango opportunities

January 17th, 2014

Spain accounts for less than 1% of Ecuador’s mango exports – a percentage Pro Ecuador hopes to change.

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Spain: Ideal table grape suffers less than ideal season

January 17th, 2014

Spain’s Ideal grape captures consumer desire, even when weather complicates production.

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Multi-continental organic technology keeps fruit fresh for longer

January 16th, 2014

A U.S.-Spanish-Chilean consortium has developed a clean technology that improves fruit shelf life.

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Spanish avocados approved for U.S. import

January 6th, 2014

Spain has been approved to send avocados to world’s largest import market for the fruit.

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Dry weather complicates Spanish strawberry plantings

December 11th, 2013

The Spanish province of Huelva has seen growth in berry plantations, despite difficulties for strawberries.

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New Spain-U.K. fruit trade route scrapped

December 5th, 2013

A corporate takeover has put plans for a 500,000MT fruit trade route between Almeria and Southampton on ice for the moment.

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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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North American produce consignment model evolving

October 28th, 2013

Oppy’s James Milne says the U.S. is moving to a more fixed ‘European’ produce sourcing model as growers seek to cut risks.

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Spain: biodegradable citrus packaging eases waste disposal

October 14th, 2013

Spanish researchers have developed fruit and vegetable netting ready for the compost bin.

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Spanish citrus industry makes fresh calls to ban South African citrus

October 10th, 2013

Spain’s AVA-ASAJA shared biting words, calling for an immediate ban on South African citrus.

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Poland records apple export jump in the European Union

October 2nd, 2013

Polish apple growers hope to raise exports with the help of multi-million euro, EU-backed promotions in China and Egypt.

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With California out, Spanish citrus looks to China

September 27th, 2013

Europe’s ARC Eurobanan will be filling a gap in the Chinese market with shipments of Spanish citrus.

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Spanish lemons to squeeze higher in 2013-14

September 12th, 2013

Spain’s lemon industry expects a good season despite intensified competition from Turkey.

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Malaysia: new facility to boost fruit import trade, claims Chop Tong Guan

September 10th, 2013

A recent Asia Fruit Award winner discusses the key fruits that are making ground in the Malaysian market.

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Spanish union calls out non-payment for citrus

September 4th, 2013

Spain’s La Unió de Llauradors has accused buyers of withholding payment for citrus from Valencia.

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Spanish association calls for action against South African citrus

August 30th, 2013

Spain’s Young Farmer’s Association wants immediate action taken for South Africa’s fifth black spot detection.

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Vacuum-packed bananas prove practical for Ecuadorian company

August 12th, 2013

Bananas may have the perfect natural packaging, but an Ecuadorian business claims vacuum seals reduce waste and extend shelf life.

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Spain: researchers develop citrus red scale treatment

August 8th, 2013

A team in Spain has found two wasp species effective for eradicating citrus red scale.

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Spain’s Proexport bets on shipping solution for fresh produce

July 22nd, 2013

Faced with high transportation costs, a Spanish export consortium is hoping for new shipping routes to the UK and Northern Europe.

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Spain: citrus rinds bring alternative fuel possibility

July 22nd, 2013

Scientists in Spain hope to turn discarded citrus rinds into a feasible bioethanol choice.

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Spain: exporter upbeat on cherry outlook

July 19th, 2013

Despite adverse weather, one cherry exporter in northern Spain reported a strong season with high prices.

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Spain’s Camposol signs merger deal with Anecoop

July 19th, 2013

An Almeria-based cooperative will become part of the Anecoop group’s commercial arm.

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Spain: strawberry growers to receive damage compensation

July 8th, 2013

Compensation payments are expected to begin later this month as strawberry producers in Spain seek to recover from a disastrous harvest.

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Spain: rains dampen almond crop expectations

July 4th, 2013

This season’s Spanish almond crop is likely to be lowest since 2004.

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Spain: growth in Almería pushes fresh exports

July 2nd, 2013

Despite a false E.coli link in 2011, Spanish vegetables show strong volume growth.

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Spain’s Hortyfruta announces departure of managing director

July 1st, 2013

Hortyfruta, an organization that represents hundreds of growers in Spain’s Andalucía region, has undergone major restructuring.

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Spanish citrus rattled by hail storms

June 28th, 2013

Spanish citrus growers have requested government aid after storms sent a blow to late-season crops.

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Spain: Unica Group expands through Parque Natural

June 24th, 2013

Cooperative Unica will now be the largest on-the-vine tomato grower in Spain through the incorporation of a new member.

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Spain: Freshuelva announces berry results

June 21st, 2013

Spain’s red berry sector revenue fell significantly in the 2012-13 season despite a greater surface area of crops.

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Spain suffers ‘worst ever’ strawberry season

June 20th, 2013

Heavy rains earlier this year have negatively impacted the quality of Spanish strawberries, leading to overall poor results for the campaign.

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Spanish persimmon growers win legal fight

June 20th, 2013

Spain’s Court of Appeals has thrown out a claim by ‘Don Simon’ juice group that the ‘Persimon’ fresh produce brand could confuse consumers.

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Spanish group slams Chinese ‘protectionism’

June 19th, 2013

A FEPEX spokesperson discusses the difficulties of Chinese produce import protocols.

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European legislation a boon for laser labeling

June 14th, 2013

New European Union rules hail in a “new era” for fruit labeling, according to a Spanish technology company.

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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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Pruning initiative looks for energy resource

May 28th, 2013

European researchers are teaming up to turn farm waste from pruning into energy.

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No need for fertilization with Spanish GM tomato

May 16th, 2013

Spanish researchers have developed a seedless GM tomato with added nutrients and strong processing potential.

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European companies bring bananas to life through comics

May 8th, 2013

An Irish produce company and a German branding agency concocted a fresh way to boost banana consumption – laser printed comics.

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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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New potatoes offer best of Latin America, Europe

April 24th, 2013

Four potato clones from Spain are said to have good disease restistance and strong output.

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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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Spain: banana shipment arrives with 100 kilos of cocaine

April 9th, 2013

Banana shipments continue to serve as a key mode of illegal drug transport to Europe.

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Spain: U.S. apricot import requirements “unviable”

April 4th, 2013

FEPEX in Spain has raised concerns over a decline in fruit and vegetable exports to the U.S.

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Spain: three early strawberry varieties released

March 19th, 2013

Planasa has announced one early and two extra early strawberry varieties.

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Season kicks off for Spanish “Cherries Glamour”

March 15th, 2013

Oscar Ortiz explains the development of a unique cherry brand in a lucrative market window worldwide.

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Thousands of undocumented kiwifruit plants found on Spanish farm

March 12th, 2013

Spanish authorities have uncovered 14,000 kiwifruit plants without proper paperwork.

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