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The Biocontrol Brief: Using conservation control to aid your pests' enemies

Two primary drivers for the need to implement conservation biocontrol are the use of broad range synthetic pesticides and monocropping.
February 20 , 2019

U.K. will apply food tariffs in case of no deal Brexit, says minister

The country's environment secretary said reports that Britain would operate a zero tariff regime in order to secure frictionless trade in a no-deal scenario were “not accurate”.
February 20 , 2019

African Blue opens new Moroccan blueberry packhouse

The company, in which Australia's Costa Group holds a majority stake, recently inaugurated the largest berry packing facility servicing the European market.
February 20 , 2019

Huge cocaine haul discovered in Brazilian mango shipment at Rotterdam

A load of 1,5000 kilograms of the Class-A drug were reportedly found in a container at the Dutch hub last week.
February 19 , 2019

Unifrutti secures US$19M loan for Philippine banana expansion

The loan package is said to be the biggest-ever for farm development from the government-owned Development Bank of the Philippines.
February 19 , 2019
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Argentine lemon production to "rebound", orange volumes to fall A USDA report also noted last year's reinstatement of export taxes and reduction of export rebates on all fruits could offset the benefits of a sharp depreciation of the Argentine peso for the lemon industry.

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Washington Gala apples in new Mexican promotional campaign: "It's so you" The campaign is taking place in a region of Mexico where the variety is perceived as an unripe or not fully colored red apple.

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France raises minimum food resale prices, limits supermarket promotions The aim of the new regulations brought in this year is to rebalance trade relations for the benefit of farmers’ income, according to a government minister.

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Chinese New Year reverses sluggish apple sales The world's leading apple grower experienced severe frosts during the spring last year, which led to a 30% year-on-year drop in volumes and a huge drop in sales as a result.

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New Covent Garden scoops up award as U.K.'s best wholesale market Covent Garden Market Authority receives high marks at Great British Market Awards for its work with traders, support of young people and charities and its ability to adapt to an ever-changing environment

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Mexican avocado exports rise sharply to Canada, China and Japan In addition, the industry recently launched a new TV commercial in Japan, where Mexico is the largest avocado supply by far.

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Chile: Heat could impact fresh blueberry exports for season remainder The high temperatures could mean total export volumes end up slightly lower than last season, against previous forecasts of similar levels.

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State of the Market - Week 6, 2019 Price pressure remained on stonefruit and blueberries in the U.S. market in week 6, but the situation was better for white table grapes.

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Higher prices of Ecuadorian bananas lead Germany to favor Central America The minimum price set by the Ecuadorian Government in October has been the key factor in a sharp drop in exports to Germany this year.

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Chilean apple season could be impacted by heatwave Some of the hottest weather on record has scorched large areas of Chile and could lead to sunburn and shorter storage life.

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