The Cherry Express

More Aussie growers gear up for China-bound cherry exports with large crop in the wings

“I really do expect there to be volume exports from all states this season, and it’s going to be a dramatic change to the cherry landscape in Australia,” said the president of Cherry Growers Australia.
November 24 , 2018

Chile: Spotted wing Drosophila 'could become most important cherry industry pest'

The warning from a Chilean researcher comes after Fedefruta warned that recent conditions in some central-southern regions were conducive to the reproduction of the relatively new pest.
November 22 , 2018

Hail-related losses in Chilean cherry industry to be US$100M

The adverse weather event struck just days before most cherry harvesting activities got underway, further reducing production volume of a crop that was also expected to be around 15 - 20% lower than last season.
November 22 , 2018

South African cherry season off to good start following some weather challenges

One company reports that the South African season is running up to a week later than last year due to cold weather over recent months.
November 09 , 2018

Chilean cherry season starts earlier and more slowly than 2017-18

Meanwhile, Chile's Association of Fruit Exporters (ASOEX) has announced the launch of this year's promotional campaign in China.
November 06 , 2018

Argentina anticipates inaugural exports to China in 2018-19

Harvesting is set to begin this week, with industry representatives forecasting a slight rise in production and flat exports.
November 06 , 2018

Global cherry industry newsletter launched in three languages

The Cherry Express will provide a mixture of both exclusive content related to the cherry industry as well as a recap of the industry's most significant news items over the previous two weeks.
October 30 , 2018