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Chile Blueberry harvest still on track after rain

Heavy rains on November 7-8 stopped Chile’s blueberry harvest for one day but will only reduce the export crop slightly in the south of the country, according to the Chilean Blueberry Committee
November 12 , 2010

Chile cherry exports could double in 2010-11, USDA says

Chile’s cherry exports could double in 2010-11 because of favorable weather, more orchards and better productivity, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report.
November 12 , 2010

New Zealand kiwi vine disease reports multiply outside original site

Officials with New Zealand’s Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) have expanded their search for the kiwi vine bacteria PSA outside of the Bay of Plenty where the first case was reported, local media said.
November 11 , 2010

Market Pulse -- week 44

Blueberry prices drop in North America due to big shipments from Argentina; Chile's first cherries arrive in the United States.
November 08 , 2010

Peru’s watermelon exports triple in 2010, exporters group says

The Netherlands were the main market for shipments from January to September.
November 08 , 2010

Fuji Fubrax variety comes to Chile

The Fuji Fubrax, develops a ruby red color with striations faster than other Fuji varieties. The variety is now available and allows growers in Chile to harvest the fruit at the peak of ripeness without having to wait for the right coloration and risk losing quality.
November 08 , 2010

Chile blueberry shipments slow to start

Chile’s blueberry exports have started slowly but with a higher volume than at the same time last year, the Chilean Blueberry Committee said in a report.
November 08 , 2010

Morpholine fight highlights regulatory challenges for Chilean fruit exporters

Rules on chemical substances are likely to get stricter in the future, and exporters must adapt, Andes Laboratory executive says
November 05 , 2010

Peru's Camposol not affected by workers' strike

Peruvian produce grower Camposol says it has ended an “illegal” strike by one of it’s company unions and will continue functioning normally as it enters into its prime production season
November 05 , 2010

Water will be biggest factor for Chile’s grapes as climate changes, expert says

As the effects of climate change increase global temperatures, Chile’s central valley -- home to its grape industry -- will experience a decline in rainfall.
November 04 , 2010