October 30, 2014 / Week N° 44

Posts Tagged Weather

Argentina: Tucumán Governor declares citrus industry emergency

February 21st, 2014

Financial support for exports will be one of the measures entailed in an emergency decree for citrus growers in Tucumán.

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U.S.: California Citrus Mutual releases freeze damage estimates

February 3rd, 2014

On top of lost revenue due to freezes, San Joaquin Valley growers have spent big to protect remaining crops.

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Philippines: Del Monte pineapples spared in devastating typhoon

November 12th, 2013

Despite extreme destruction to the central Philippines, Del Monte reported minimal damage to its operations.

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Culling Hass and spending cash: Cabilfrut’s sacrifice for future production

October 17th, 2013

We look at the measures taken by a Chilean avocado company to overcome an incessant drought.

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Hail hits Argentine blueberry region

October 14th, 2013

Hail may have damaged up to 50% of blueberry crops in Argentina’s Concordia region.

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Chile: ASOEX releases frost briefing

September 24th, 2013

Chilean fruit experts are currently evaluating the impacts of frosts on a variety of key export crops.

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Lower estimate for Argentine blueberries

September 20th, 2013

Ines Pelaez explains the weather conditions that have cut back blueberry export forecasts.

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Chilean Citrus Committee releases initial frost evaluation

August 1st, 2013

Some citrus export crops appear to have weathered Chile’s recent frosts better than others.

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Frost prompts harvest halt for some Chilean citrus growers

July 29th, 2013

The Chilean Citrus Committee has called on growers to carefully evaluate orchards affected by frost.

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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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Strawberry losses ‘very high’ for Organic Fruits Chile

November 15th, 2012

Chile’s biggest organic strawberry and raspberry exporter is facing heavy losses from rain damage.

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Unseasonal rain gives boost to Chilean crops

October 23rd, 2012

Heavy weekend rain was welcomed in Chile, even though it came out of season.

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Opinion: peeling away hyped-up apple expectations

August 20th, 2012

Weather troubles have fueled hopes for strong apple returns, but could a lack of promotions cut expectations?

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Uruguayan government declares citrus emergency

August 7th, 2012

Uruguayan authorities are in the final stages of preparing an assistance package for growers affected by frosts.

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Chilean growers gear up for El Niño

July 23rd, 2012

El Niño may bring intense rain events in Chile, along with higher temperature variability in the north.

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Agricultural emergency declared in northeast Argentina

June 26th, 2012

The Entre Rios citrus industry is suffering, with a state of emergency declared.

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El Niño could drive down Peruvian fruit production in late 2012

June 26th, 2012

Peru’s agricultural union has warned production cuts are likely in summer due to weather phenomenon El Niño.

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Chilean project aims to improve plant resistance to extreme weather

June 14th, 2012

Chilean researchers are developing an antioxidant product to improve fruit resistance to cold spells.

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Wet and cold weather favors lime production in Mexican region

February 16th, 2012

It is hoped recent weather in Mexico’s Tierra Caliente will prevent the spread of citrus greening disease.

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2,000 hectares of bananas under water in Ecuador

February 2nd, 2012

Ecuadorian banana growers have called on the government to provide more flood prevention infrastructure.

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South African growers measure effects of rain, cyclone on crops

January 23rd, 2012

Heavy rain in South Africa has cut back grape crops, but could be a bonus for citrus fruit size this season.

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Hail cuts back Brazilian apple volumes

January 13th, 2012

Brazilian growers were expecting a record year for apple quality, but recent hailstorms have changed that.

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Frost warning called for 30,000 hectares of citrus crops in Mexican state

January 10th, 2012

Citrus growers in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas are gearing up heat barriers to prevent frost damages.

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Brazil on track for historic quality apple crop

December 26th, 2011

Brazil’s apple industry suffered from hail and high exchange rates in 2011, but 2012 is looking brighter.

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Storms take toll on Costa Rican agriculture

October 26th, 2011

Heavy rains in Costa Rica have affected transportation of pineapples, bananas and plantains.

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Hail storms fuel fruit fears in Argentina

October 10th, 2011

Fruit farmers in Mendoza, Argentina, are counting the cost of severe hail storms which hit the province last week.

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La Niña returns in tropical Pacific

September 12th, 2011

Farmers could be in for more extreme weather this Southern Hemisphere summer with the onset of La Niña.

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Opinion: fruit market dependency on Southern Hemisphere’s variable weather

September 2nd, 2011

BerryBroad Juanita Gaglio takes a look at dependency on Southern Hemisphere supply and the effects of variant weather.

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Surprise snow for Santiago

August 19th, 2011

The Chilean capital of Santiago was hit with a coldsnap yesterday and snow levels unseen since 2007.

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Unusual NZ snow won’t affect major export crops

August 17th, 2011

Snows in New Zealand’s North Island are expected to affect some horticultural crops, but apples and kiwifruit are mostly in the clear.

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Brazilian banana growers count the cost of wind damage

August 16th, 2011

560 Brazilian farms in the state of Rio Grande do Sul have lost 70% of their banana crops to wind damage.

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Argentina: Frosts could affect next year’s citrus quality

August 9th, 2011

Frosts in Argentina look set to have significant flow-on effects for next year’s citrus production.

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Brazilian banana region under water

August 5th, 2011

More than 13,000 hectares of Brazilian banana farms are under water following floods.

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Unusual snow hits northern Chilean grape province

August 4th, 2011

Snows in northern Chile have caused severe damages to early grape varieties in Copiapó.

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NZ fruit exports ‘unaffected’ by coldsnap

July 26th, 2011

Snows have prevented several New Zealand farmers from attending the country’s annual horticulture conference.

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Weather causes US$8.6M orange damage in Mexican state

July 19th, 2011

Orange growers in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas are calling on the government for assistance, following drastic losses from weather damage.

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Chile: frosts damage citrus, avocadoes nearly in the clear

July 18th, 2011

Chile’s avocado and mandarin crops have been fairly unscathed by frosts, but other citrus fruits have not fared so well.

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Argentina: new cold front expected on Jul. 20

July 15th, 2011

A new cold front is expected in the Argentine province of Tucuman on Jul. 20, with the prospect of delayed harvests looming.

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Export harvest halt for Argentine lemons

July 12th, 2011

Frosts have triggered an export harvest suspension in the Argentine lemon province of Tucuman.

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Argentina: lemon frost damages ‘significant’

July 11th, 2011

Packing houses have been requesting fewer lemons in Argentina due to frosts, while the weather is taking its toll on blueberries too.

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NZ to benefit from global blackcurrant shortage

July 11th, 2011

Global blackcurrant prices could double due to climatic problems in Eastern Europe.

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Higher rainfall expected for Greater African Horn

July 7th, 2011

The Greater Horn of Africa could be in for higher rainfall amid a drought that has caused serious problems for food security.

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Chile launches citrus action plan after frosts

July 6th, 2011

A Chilean citrus committee has launched an action plan to prevent the export of damaged fruit, in the wake of recent frosts.

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Brazil expects 3% fall in apple production

June 30th, 2011

Brazil expects a 3% apple production fall this year while exports will likely drop further due to exchange rates.

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Polar cold wave hits South America

June 29th, 2011

Five of South America’s major fruit-producing countries have witnessed an historic cold snap over the last week.

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Mexican region loses 75% of mango crop

June 28th, 2011

The Mexican mango-producing region of Mazatlán has lost around 75% of its commercial crop, due to frosts earlier in the year.

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Mexican state expects 200,000MT citrus reduction

June 27th, 2011

Drought in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas is expected to cut 2011-12 citrus crops by 200,000MT.

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Hail hits Uruguayan citrus farms

June 23rd, 2011

Hail the size of eggs has hit citrus farmers in Uruguay’s Salto region.

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Australian disasters hit tomato exports to NZ

June 21st, 2011

Australia’s floods have led to a shortage of tomatoes in New Zealand.

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Hail sets back Brazilian state’s apple production

June 20th, 2011

Hail in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul has cut volumes and quality for apple growers.

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Colombia’s ag institute to launch damage mitigation projects

June 10th, 2011

The Colombian Agricultural Institute (ICA) plans to deliver damage mitigation projects amidst a difficult flooding season

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Aussie ag optimism drops slightly, Rabobank survey shows

June 7th, 2011

Australia’s agricultural confidence has fallen in the second quarter, but improvement was seen in Queensland and Tasmania.

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Southern Hemisphere lemon exports to fall in 2011

June 6th, 2011

Uruguay and Chile’s lemon exports will likely fall, but the largest Southern Hemisphere players are forecasting slight rises in 2011.

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El Niño possible in 2011, says Peru’s weather service

June 3rd, 2011

If high temperatures persist in Peru there could be negative consequences for mango, citrus and artichoke production.

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Mexico’s Champagne mangoes go flat

June 1st, 2011

A key Mexican mango-exporting state is suffering from poor weather conditions and crop malformation.

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Colombia rains cut banana exports 25%

May 23rd, 2011

Floods in Colombia look unlikely to ease, with banana exports seriously affected.

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Reduced SA avocado crop struggles to meet E.U. demand

May 16th, 2011

South Africa’s avocado exports are expected to fall this season, while high E.U. demand means there’s ‘plenty of room’ for competitors.

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Brazilian state expects 6.9% apple harvest fall

May 3rd, 2011

A major Brazilian apple-growing state expects a fall in harvests this year due to hail damage.

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Mexican farmers still wait for assistance

May 3rd, 2011

Mexico’s farming assistance promises are yet to become a reality.

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Storms disrupt NZ kiwifruit and apple harvests

April 28th, 2011

Storms in New Zealand have caused setbacks for some growers but the timing could have been much worse.

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Chile’s grape harvest delayed by lower spring temperatures

February 3rd, 2011

Cooler weather slowed maturation of Chile’s grapes in 2010, study shows.

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Queensland flooding to affect crop exports for months

December 30th, 2010

Water is hurting fruit quality, cleanup is delaying harvesting and planting

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Colombia’s rain is Ecuador’s gain in banana shipments

December 17th, 2010

Flooding prevents harvest and shipment from Colombia; speculation is a concern in Ecuador

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Australia’s late cherries survive heavy rain, group says

December 15th, 2010

Up to 8,000 metric tons of good quality fruit ready to be harvested

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Rain reduces Chile cherry export forecast by 10%

December 15th, 2010

Precipitation hit right before the harvest peak in growing areas south of the capital over the weekend.

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Heavy rain damages up to 7,000 MT of Chile’s cherries

December 14th, 2010

Unusual precipitation falls as cherries reach peak harvest time. Damage could affect as much as 10% of the season’s harvest.

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Panama Canal functioning again after 17-hour closure due to rain

December 9th, 2010

Heavy rain in Panama forced a 17-hour closure of the Panama Canal starting Wednesday afternoon, the first closure of the canal since the U.S. invasion of the country in 1989.

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Panama’s watermelon, melon production expected to drop 50% due to La Niña

November 30th, 2010

Heavy rain from December to March could delay planting, official advises choosing crops that need more rain

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Ecuador’s mango exports suffering from cold

November 25th, 2010

Strong winds during flowering and recent rains mixed with cold weather have cut the exports in half in the tropical country.

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Ecuador banana production drops up to 40% due to cold weather

November 16th, 2010

Smaller fruit caused by the long cold wave has meant a longer wait to harvest and lower prices offered by exporters

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Argentina province extends hail insurance to fruit growers

November 12th, 2010

Coverage against weather losses could help smaller producers with long-range planning.

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Chile Blueberry harvest still on track after rain

November 12th, 2010

Heavy rains on November 7-8 stopped Chile’s blueberry harvest for one day but will only reduce the export crop slightly in the south of the country, according to the Chilean Blueberry Committee

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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 cherries, grapes, peaches and plums suffer light damage from heavy rains

November 10th, 2010

Heavy rain in central Chile Nov. 7 caused slight damage to cherries, table grapes, apricots and plums, resulting in slightly lower export However projections are still better than 2009-10 season, according to analysis by fruit consultancy iQonsulting.

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Storms hit Chile’s growing region

November 9th, 2010

Growers are assessing damage to crops from rain storms that lasted through Sunday into Monday morning in Chile’s fruit growing region.

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“La Niña” to benefit Peruvian growers, expert says

October 28th, 2010

The weather phenomenon known as “La Niña” will favor for Peruvian produce growers along the country’s coast; mango, grapes and asparagus seen as key beneficiaries.

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Argentine citrus growers prepare for possible drought

October 28th, 2010

Citrus growers in Argentina are preparing for the possibility of a summer drought in growing regions.

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