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Ecuadorian delegation to negotiate with Aldi over banana price cut

In October, the German-based discount supermarket chain announced controversial plans to reduce the price it pays for box of bananas by around US$1.
January 21 , 2019

U.K.: What the British apple growth target means for retailers and shoppers

English Apples & Pears is planning an increased home-grown supply of affordable, high-quality, tasty apples it says consumers want.
January 21 , 2019

Q&A: Camposol celebrates successful first year with blueberry brand

We caught up with CEO Jorge Ramirez to hear about how the brand has been received in key export markets, plans for the "very intense" next season, and expectations for when Peru will overtake Chile in blueberry exports.
January 21 , 2019

China: Higher prices of local apples slowing sales

Severe frosts during spring last year led to a huge reduction in apple production and even drove growers away from their farms.
January 21 , 2019

French court cancels permit for Monsanto's glyphosate-based weedkiller

A court in Lyon in southeast France ruled that the approval granted by French environment agency ANSES in 2017 for Roundup Pro 360 had failed to take into account potential health risks.
January 17 , 2019
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Food safety expert Greg Komar joins the California LGMA staff PRESS RELEASE Sacramento, CA — The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) is pleased to announce that Greg Komar has been hired as the organization’s new Technical Director. Mike Villaneva, the LGMA’s current Technical Director, is retiring in May of 2019. Komar will report directly to LGMA CEO, Scott Horsfall. With over 20 years of experience […]

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U.S.: Asian citrus psyllid detected in San Francisco County One of the invasive insects that vectors citrus greening disease was recently found in San Francisco’s Marina District. 

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U.S.: California citrus, avocado associations welcome rains The organizations highlight there will be increased water availability for the months ahead.

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E-commerce growth, new partnerships creating opportunities for Chilean produce industry, says PMA CEO Cathy Burns was speaking at the State of the Industry address that kicked off the Fresh Connections: Chile event held in the capital Santiago on Wednesday.

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Severe heat in South Australian damages stonefruit production "There will be quite a lot of damage from direct sunlight, especially on the north-western side of the trees, or any exposed areas at the wrong time of that sun position."

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Chinese '7 Bu Gou' kiwifruit enters Canada Around eight tons of the premium variety arrived into Vancouver in late December.

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The Biocontrol Brief: Discovering the classical biological control approach In the second of our educational series on biological pest control, Thomas Grandperrin takes a look at the history and practice of classical biocontrol.

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Avocado-related injuries increasing in NZ A rising number of people are also being treated for 'avocado hand' in the U.K., where a leading surgeon last year called for warning labels on the fruit.

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U.S.: Limoneira posts record revenues for 2018 CEO Harold Edward says he expects strong lemon pricing to continue throughout fiscal 2019, along with increased production across the business.

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Costa Rica: Pineapple plantations see rapid growth The area covered by pineapple plantations was found to have increased by 16% from 2016 to 2017.

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