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Plum pox disease 'eradicated in the U.S.'

The USDA held a ceremony earlier today to proclaim that states previously impacted by the disease are not longer affected.
October 17 , 2019

Does kiwifruit help you sleep? Major study to find out

Massey University researcher Alex Kanon plans to spend the next three years investigating exactly what it is about kiwifruit that helps with sleep.
October 17 , 2019

U.S.: California's Wonderful pomegranate crop forecast lower

The Pomegranate Council notes the beginning of Wonderful pomegranate harvest and gives insight to projected state of this season's harvest.
October 17 , 2019

Chile forecasts record cherry crop for 2019-20

Although the Chilean cherry industry has forecast record volumes, the original number was even higher at 220,000MT.
October 16 , 2019

Hazel partners with WP Produce to extend green-skinned avocado shelf life

WP Produce Desbry brand green-skinned avocados will now be shipped with Hazel's shelf-life-extending technology.
October 16 , 2019
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