Joshua Tucker, Author at FreshFruitPortal.com
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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

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.
February 20 , 2024

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.
February 20 , 2024

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.
February 20 , 2024

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.
February 19 , 2024
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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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Zespri to ship 193 million trays of kiwifruit in 2024 While still early in the season, Zespri’s latest supply estimate reflects the positive growing conditions seen across New Zealand in recent months.

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Agronometrics Shorts: Severe storm ravages California, pushing strawberry prices up Despite the jump in pricing, strawberry markets are still at a ten-year low.

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USDA statement on 2022 ag census Regarding the 2022 ag census, the first in five years, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack offered a statement.

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Westfalia closes positive year in Asia The company forecasts “continued market growth across the region into the latter half of the decade.”

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