Gaynor Selby, Author at FreshFruitPortal.com
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Pitaya, soursop stand out in U.S. consumer market projections

As consumption increases, growers and exporters in Ecuador look at ways of growing consumer awareness on exotic fruits in the U.S. market.
February 21 , 2024

Sorma Group's box-filling robot seeks to revolutionize packing technology

Designed to streamline the filling process, the technology offers a seamless solution for placing produce packs in boxes with the utmost care and accuracy.
February 21 , 2024

Goldenberry Farms prepares for Sweet Sugar mango season

The firm is currently working on expanding its acreage to provide a longer season. Sugar mangos can be found in the market usually from March through June.
February 21 , 2024

Onubafruit presents five new blueberry varieties at Fruit Logistica

Company Manager Francisco Sánchez said the new cultivars are in full production, with “magnificent results” observed so far.
February 21 , 2024

Agronometrics in Charts: A tour of the South African blueberry season

A prolonged and wet winter, particularly in the Western Cape, has led to a delayed harvest to the season, creating uncertainties around yield projections.
February 20 , 2024
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Agrovision introduces large-scale blueberry farming operation in China The new Yunnan farming operation serves to advance the company’s promise of premium superfruits, 52 weeks a year, of domestically grown, premium berries.

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Q&A: Chilean nectarine season at David del Curto To learn more about the industry and exports so far this season, we spoke with executives from David del Curto (DDC), one of Chile's largest fruit exporters.

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New laser weeder tech offers spatial data intelligence The update aims to address the diverse needs of farmers in various regions, empowering them with actionable farm data and “aligning seamlessly with the evolving demands of agriculture,” the firm says.

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Chilean apples to supply U.S. market during spring Honeybear’s Chilean Honeycrisp crop will be harvested in early March and will begin to arrive by April in its East Coast facilities.

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Mardi Gras pears return for 2024 season The company says this variety "is all about those juicy bites, perfectly balanced with a smooth, buttery finish."

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Russia lifts ban against Ecuadorian bananas The ban was applied as of February 5, after the Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Supervision confirmed the presence of the polyphagous humpback fly in the shipments of five Ecuadorian exporters.

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First GM banana release takes aim at Panama disease The new cultivar was developed in hopes of fighting the devastating effects of the Panama Disease tropical race 4 (TR4), which threatens the global US$20 billion banana industry.

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Ohmic heating offers a sustainable alternative for processed fruits and vegetables The technology can be applied to a variety of processed products, including baby food, soups, sauces, as well as ready-meal products.

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California Table Grape Commission calls officials to enhance competitiveness Noting the need to sell more U.S. grown products to U.S. consumers, the recommendations include the establishment of a domestic promotion program modeled after the successful Market Access Program (MAP). 

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Mexico and Canada continue MoU for organic products To ensure compliance, organic products are accompanied by a copy of the current organic certificate and its Transaction Certificate which establishes information such as volumes and buyers, among others.

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