Jorge Torres G. - White Seedless Manager at the Vida Produce Company, and ASOEX Fruit Technology Consortium Director explains why Chilean table grape growers must also be focused on developing their own varieties which respond to the country's unique growing conditions and logistical reality.
John Pandol says: "Perhaps there are times and places where bluffing works, but in a world where reliability is king, bad information does more damage than good."
Carolina Cruz, president of Chilean grape association UVANOVA, says that it will be key to put into practice all the learnings of the past year.
"New varieties are like popular music. What is now classic rock was the vanguard of its epoch," says John Pandol.
Jorge Valenzuela of Fedefruta explains how varietal reconversion will provide worthwhile changes for producers, even in the face of threatening droughts.
Grape expert John Pandol discusses several key areas undergoing rapid change in the global industry, including varieties, value retailing, and the rise of Peru.
A sea change in the nature of the produce industry, Sun World has announced that it will focus its resources on genetics, branding and licensing, while a Sun Pacific affiliate is set to acquire its growing operations.