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    Maersk Chile factory delivers its first reefer containers

    Reefer manufacturer Maersk Container Industry (MCI) has delivered its first set of ISO standard 40 ft Star...

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    The Bakersfield Californian Citrus industry will ‘buy time’ until researchers can halt devastating, insect-borne disease

    The fate of Kern County’s $900 million-a-year citrus industry may come down to whether costly and potentially controversial efforts will stave off a tiny, winged pest long enough for researchers to find a cure for the devastating disease it has already carried from Florida to Southern California. Among the touchier existing measures...

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    In new study, scientists trace activity of cancer-fighting tomato component

    Years of research in University of Illinois scientist John Erdman’s laboratory have demonstrated that lycopene, the bioactive red pigment found in tomatoes, reduces growth of prostate tumors in a variety of animal models. Until now, though, he did not have a way to trace lycopene’s metabolism in the human body. “Our team...

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    Zimbabwe: Banana Exports to Tumble

    Zimbabwe’s banana market could face an oversupply after leading producers stopped exports to South Africa, the country’s...

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    Bacteria infecting orange groves is driving up cost of juice; threatens nation’s supply

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Have you noticed that your breakfast is costing you a little more these days? It’s because there’s a serious bacteria infecting our nation’s orange groves and driving up the cost of orange juice. It’s called Citrus Greening and it could potentially wipe out our nation’s orange supply....

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    A closer look: Sunfruit Orchards

    Sunfruit Orchards are taking the fruit grown from their trees on their plantings in Ohaupo to customers...

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    Florida citrus industry requests continued investment to save the state’s signature crop

    SEBRING, Fla. – Members of the Florida Senate Agriculture Committee received a clear message from the Florida...

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    Bureaucracy in Cypris threatens to shut down juice maker KEAN

    BECAUSE of faulty policies and bureaucracy there is a threat that companies like juice maker KEAN will have to shut down, DISY president Averof Neophytou said on Friday after touring the company’s premises in Limassol. However, he praised the company “that confirms my view that Cyprus has a future. It can equally...

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    St. Lucia Gov’t remains committed to improving the local banana industry

    The Government of St. Lucia said it will continue to assist local farmers to ensure that the banana industry remains competitive and that production is increased in coming years. Agriculture Minister Moses Jn Baptiste said that while banana production is not where it should be, he noted that government has shown its...

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    Maersk Container Industry Delivers First Star Cool Reefer Containers from New Factory in Chile

    World trade in perishable foods turns a page as Maersk Container Industry (MCI), an independent business unit in the Maersk Group conglomerate, today announced that it has begun production of the first refrigerated containers and Star Cool refrigeration machines built in South America at its new MCI facility in San Antonio, Chile.The...

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    Far North banana farms still under strict Panama disease surveillance

    MORE than 100 banana farms in four different growing regions across the Far North are under strict surveillance as authorities try to keep Panama disease at bay. They’re confident enough is being done to control Queensland’s first incursion of Panama disease Tropical Race 4 and have assured consumers their supply of Cavendish...

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    Key Technology Introduces the All-New VERYX™ Digital Sorting Platform to Europe

    November 15, 2015 – Key Technology introduces the all-new VERYX™ digital sorting platform to the European food...

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    Zimbabwe imports 70% of its fruit

    Knowledge Transfer Africa (KTA) chief executive officer Charles Dhewa said the surging imports in fruits has led to the stagnation of the local fruit industry. This comes as the first six months of 2015 saw a total of 19 products being sold in the wholesale market generating estimated revenue of $7,77 million...

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    Genetic Secrets in Pineapples Could Hold the Key for Global Food Production

    Through genomic sequencing of the pineapple, scientists are learning how the tropical citrus fruit can survive even in the most water-starved environments. A team of scientists has unlocked the genetic secrets of the pineapple in a bid to understand how this exceptional fruit works – and it could lead to a few...

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    How to build a juice production business – here is the manual

     IMARC’s latest study “Fruit Juice (Orange Juice) Manufacturing Plant Project Report: Industry Trends, Manufacturing Process, Machinery, Raw...

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    US expected to maintain lead as apple exporter to Taiwan

    In MY2014/15, Taiwan imported a total of 156,007 metric tons (MT) of apples, valued at nearly US$240 million. Apples are the most popular imported fruit in Taiwan, and the Fuji apple remains the favorite variety accounting for 90% of total retail. In MY2014/15, U.S. apple exports increased nearly 29% from the previous...

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    Chipotle: More fresh produce, more health risks?

    Chipotle Mexican Grill has temporarily closed 43 restaurants in the Pacific Northwest after health officials linked an E. coli outbreak to the chain. About two dozen people have gotten sick so far, and officials say they expect a jump in the case count as others are tested. So far, about one-third of...

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    Hefty price hike expected for avocados

    Britain’s growing army of avocado lovers are facing hefty increases in the cost of their favourite healthy salad food, according to a new report.Prices of avocado, which is increasingly popular with health-conscious Britons, could be set for a steep hike as global demand rockets, the latest research shows. Leading producers are warning...

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    Rising Temperatures Kick-Start Subarctic Farming In Alaska

    A field near harvest time at Meyers Farm in Bethel, Alaska, can now grow crops like cabbage outside in the ground, due to rising temperatures.i A field near harvest time at Meyers Farm in Bethel, Alaska, can now grow crops like cabbage outside in the ground, due to rising temperatures. We’ve heard...

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    Career Center Students Plan Mobile Produce Processing Facility

    The Vermont Agency of Agriculture has leased its mobile flash freezer unit to Middlebury’s Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center. The school plans to use the unit to process local produce for the Addison County Food Shelf. But first, students at the career center plan to design a mobile processing unit to pair...

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    Scientist find ‘very helpful effect’ in pear variety

    The nashi pear, also known for their crisp, water content, grainy textures and its use for tenderizing...

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    Something completely different…: Making music with Fruit and Vegetables

    The world is truly experimental. Here is a pretty cool piece made entirely with carrots, mushrooms and...

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    Booming agriculture in Alabama goes unnoticed – for now

    Nearly 100 people listened as a speaker described how to massively increase Alabama’s farm production and pump millions into the state economy, while helping to fill the produce demand left by a water-starved California. Farmers from across the state were sprinkled through the crowd. Food distributors sat next to university officials and...

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    Watch out for a brandnew variety – of wasps

    HOUSTON — (Oct. 29, 2015) — The concept that biodiversity feeds upon itself is an old idea, but it’s difficult to prove because it requires biologists to simultaneously catch several species red-handed just as they are becoming new species. Now biologists have proof. A new study from biologists at Rice University, the...

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    Steep production rise in South African table grape industry

        In an industry newsletter of October 27, the South African Table Grape Industry (SATGI), Paarl, informed about another rise in the nation’s table grape production . In the crop year 2013/14 the industry brought 50 million cartons of 4.5 kg to the market; for 2015/16 the estimate of SATGI according...

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    Philippines: Banana producers association founded

    Negros Island Integrated Banana Producers Association was formed to establish the value chain of bananas in Negros and recruit more members in Occidental and Oriental Negros, Office of the Provincial Agriculturist Provincial Cacao and Coffee Coordinator Marjo Balinas, said Tuesday. The association has 30 members from districts one to six and the...

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    Record turnover for BENIHORT CÍTRICOS with € 20,000,000

    A positive outcome that the Benihort company has experienced with its citrus season 2014-15, which has been characterised by a record sales turnover, which totalled €20,000,000 and 52,000,000 kilos of produce sold. As a result of these figures, the profitability of the partners of the citrus fruit business has increased, among those...

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    MyProduce.com: A Web-Based Inventory And Traceability System

    Santa Clara, CA – RedLine Solutions, the leader in produce traceability and inventory solutions, today introduced MyProduce.com, a unique inventory and traceability system that enables operational efficiencies, manages packing, streamlines shipping processes and provides inventory visibility, all with built-in traceability and instantaneous recall support.MyProduce.com is designed to meet the needs of grower-shippers...

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    Using tomatoes for producing healthy ingredients

    26 October 2015Scientists produce beneficial natural compounds in tomato – with potential for industrial scale up Given the opportunity to drink fifty bottles of wine or eat one tomato, which would you choose? Scientists at the John Innes Centre have found a way to produce industrial quantities of useful natural compounds efficiently,...

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    LINKFRESH Adds Four New ERP Webinars For The Fresh Industry

    VENTURA, Calif. – LINKFRESH, a leading provider of supply chain ERP solutions designed specifically for the fresh food industry, announced that it will host four additional webinars in November that address key issues in the fresh food supply chain. The complementary webinars begin November 4, 2015. Each is designed as a stand-alone...

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    Sequencing Reveals Sex-Specific Markers In Kiwifruit Genome

    AsianScientist (Oct. 28, 2015) – Scientists from Wuhan Botanical Garden have sequenced the genome of kiwifruits from inter-species breeding. Their results, presented the genetic maps, have been published in DNA Research. Kiwifruit (Actinidia chinensis Planchon), one of the most recently domesticated specialty fruit crops, is currently grown commercially worldwide. The genus Actinidia,...

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    Preserving the best qualities of ‘Honeycrisp’ apples

    ‘Honeycrisp’ apples are among the most popular varieties in today’s fresh fruit market. The apple’s explosive crispness,...

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    South African stone fruit area expanded — bigger crops expected

        Initial expectations are looking promising for the new SA stone fruit season. Good winter and spring conditions contributed to overall good quality, size and sugar levels. Possible water shortages in certain production areas are a cause of concern for later varieties and water and irrigation management will be crucial to...

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    EU rural programmes are not cost effective: EU Court of Auditors

    EU-funded vocational training and advice programmes in rural areas cost too much to run, often duplicate existing programmes and favour established training providers, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. The auditors’ report identifies poor management procedures by the Member States and insufficient supervision by the European Commission....

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    Sixth season for All Lemon

    All Lemon, the quality seal for exported lemons from Argentina, has now concluded its sixth season. Shipments...

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    The evolution of the table grape market since 1961: Study available

    International trade in table grapes has expanded tremendously over the last few decades, with out-of-season fresh produce...

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    High Tunnel workshops for commercial fruit and vegetable producers in Iowa

    Workshops for commercial fruit and vegetable producers interested in or having just built a high tunnel are scheduled for this fall. The workshop series supported by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is designed by horticulture specialists and will be held on the following dates: • Wednesday, Nov. 5 — Beyond the...

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    Chilean Fresh Blueberry Crop On The Rise This Winter

    San Carlos, CA — During their recent annual meeting, the Chilean Blueberry Committee reported that production will continue to grow during the 2015-16 season, and global exports of fresh blueberries will be in the range of 218 million to 241 million pounds, resulting in an increase of between 7 and 19 percent...

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    Moora Citrus first citrus operator in Western Australia to export fruit to China and Hong Kong

    Local fruit grower Moora Citrus has become the first citrus operator in the state to begin exporting commercial quantities of fruit to China and Hong Kong. In August, the farm produced about 6,000 tonnes of fruit, with an amount of that slated for overseas export. It’s been a long journey for the...

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    Brazil: Annual Fresh Deciduous Fruit Report – Apple production lower

    Post forecasts that apple production will decrease slightly in CY 2015 as a result of unfavorable weather conditions. Apple imports increased 24 percent reaching 111,920 MT in CY 2014, but it is not expected to increase in the same amount in CY 2015. Total pear imports were up 10 percent in CY 2014 to 208,346...

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    Opinion: Time to prune the fruit police

    Even when flagged by the courts, the most outrageous fruit and vegetable market perversions enabled by the government do not quietly fade away. The government simply takes a different course. Under Horne v. USDA, the Supreme Court ruled that forcing raisin growers to turn over part of their crop to the government...

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    A new App to help manage grapevines

    The iPad and iPhone app uses the devices’ camera and GPS capability to calculate the size and density of the vine canopy and its location in the vineyard. The aim is to help users monitor their vines and manage the required balance between vegetative growth and fruit production. The development of the...

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    Orange Peel Waste Can Help Remove Mercury Pollution From Oceans

    It’s estimated that the world yields 110 million tons of citrus fruits annually, with oranges accounting for more than half of that production volume. Given that not every part of the fruit is put to use, that’s a lot of waste. But researchers at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia, have made a...

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    Deep-seated flaws in agricultural production contribute to food loss and waste in India

    When an established bakery last week released an infographic indicating the volume of wasted bread each year in Turkey to mark World Bread Day, media outlets noted that there is a considerable amount of waste, which ultimately hurts the national wealth. According to the infographic, as much as $486 million worth of...

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    Orange-juice futures are due for a spill

    Orange-juice futures are due for a spill. Just when it seemed that years of declining demand for the onetime breakfast-food staple would never stop battering prices in the tiny frozen concentrated orange-juice futures market, the bulls ran wild. But now the market is ripe for a fall. Since Oct. 9, when the...

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    Record Export Volumes expected for stone fruit in South Africa

    New cultivars widen the marketing window period, Hortgro says Record volumes seen for nectarines, peaches and plums South Africa’s export volumes for nectarines, peaches and plums are expected to rise to a record in the 2015-16 season as demand from the Middle East climbs and new cultivars are planted. The nation may...

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    Hey! Everybody talks about El Niño.

    But who knows what it really is? And what effects it has on our industry? And: It seems to be a very regular phenomenon, but nobody seems to be able to predict it well – and communicate necessary steps to avoid desasters. Let us start with a good explanation for which we...

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    Iran’s huge demand for bananas keeps Philippines busy

    THE Philippines is racing to fill the requirement of Iran for Philippine bananas despite the difficulties posed by El Niño to local banana growers, an official of the Department of Trade Industry (DTI) said on Monday. Senen M. Perlada, director of the DTI’s Export Marketing Bureau, said Iran is keen on buying huge...

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    Apple production to increase by 8 million pounds in West Virginia

    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture expects apple production to increase by 8 million pounds in West Virginia this year.Not everyone sees that as good news. There is a definite down side, Derek Kilmer, owner of Kilmer’s Farm Market in Berkeley County, said. “Everybody’s got fruit this year.” Kilmer said....

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    Hybrid custard apple gives export hope

    NEW DELHI: India is looking at the Chinese market to push its new variety of custard apple (Sharifa or Sitaphal) which despite being quite high on nutritional value and having a higher shelf life compared to the traditional variety could not become a popular export earlier.  India had requested China to give...

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    Fruit Marketing the Oranfrizer way at EXPO

    (ANSAmed) – PALERMO, OCTOBER 16 – Italian citrus producer Oranfrizer will be using ‘children’s language’ at Expo Milano 2015 to reveal many little-known details of what is possibly Sicily’s most distinctive fruit: the blood orange. The tale will be told at Spazio Convivio 2 in the Italian pavilion, from 11 AM to...

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    Will this company fundamentally alter how pests and diseases are controlled in fruit and vegetables?

    Bee Vectoring Technologies International (BVT) has opened a production and research facility in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, where it will employ a team of internationally recognized agriculture scientists.  The facility will be the first to commercially produce proprietary organic pathogen control agents for bee propagation, with the possibility of manufacturing $100 million of...

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    130,000 tender new fruit trees in Niagara

    NIAGARA – An agricultural boost is being planted in Niagara. The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation and Ontario Tender Fruit Growers are launching a pilot project to plant up to 130,000 tender fruit tree varieties, such as peaches and pears, to provide a financial boost to Greenbelt growers, strengthen this key economic...

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    Exotic berry skin and pulp found to have high antioxidants levels

    CHICAGO–The exotic Ceylon gooseberry fruit is an attractive purple berry that is produced in the southwest tropics...

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    Freshfel Europe determined to ‘think outside the box’

    This year, Freshfel’s Annual Policy event called on the sector to ‘think outside the box’ and look for creative ways to stimulate consumers to eat more fresh fruit and vegetables. One of the key message of the day was that the supply chain should be proud of its great fresh produce and...

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    PMA helped shape the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement

    Newark, Delaware — 2015 has been a year of renewed focus as the United States and other...

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    Syngenta hires breeders to develop better leafy vegetable varieties

    Syngenta has added three new breeders to enhance the company’s leafy vegetable varieties offered in the United...

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    Avocados From Mexico dominate 75% of US market

    DALLAS  – Avocados From Mexico (AFM), the No. 1 selling avocado in the U.S. accounting for more...

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    Dole Fresh Vegetables Recalls Salads

    Monterey, California – Dole Fresh Vegetables is voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of bagged salad....

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    Zespri Kiwifruit announces winner of its online photo competition

    New York, NY – Zespri Kiwifruit announced the winner of its online photo competition, which started on...

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    Weather Wreaks Havoc On Ontario’s Apple Crop

    Vineland ON – Consumers can expect fewer Ontario apples on the market this fall and it’s all due to unfavourable weather during this past growing season. A spring frost the night of May 22-23 that affected many of the province’s apple growing regions is responsible for much of the decline in this...

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    University Of New Hampshire Melon Research Produces Higher Yields

    DURHAM, N.H. – Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have found that grafting melons onto the...

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    University of Georgia gets $2 million grant to fight $700 million losses by Drosophila

    Athens, Ga. – A tiny fly is having a huge impact on American fruit farmers. Known as...

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    ‘Fear no Fruit’ hits the Red Carpet at Carmel International Film Festival

    LOS ALAMITOS, CA – California agriculture gets the spotlight at the Carmel International Film Festival’s Women in...

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    Released on Youtube: Idaho Potato Commission’s Newest Television Commercial

    The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) recently released the latest addition to its series of television commercials starring...

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    Seventy thousand Florida jobs are at stake in Citrus industry

    WINTERHAVE, Fla. – 70-thousand Florida jobs are at stake if the citrus industry goes under and citrus...

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    Western Australia citrus producers are exporting fruit to China for the first time

    Western Australia citrus producers are exporting fruit to China for the first time. Agriculture and Food MiWestern...

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    December 1 Deadline for AgroPress Special Middle East

    The special edition on Middle East perishable, dried fruit and nut business will be published on time...

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    Wawona Packing Introduces In-House Research Lab

    Wawona Packing Company continues to deepen its position as a tree fruit industry leader using an approach...

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    Say hello to Robocrop

    An intelligent robot that can discern between different items of fruit and veg and be programmed to...

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    Pakistan could export up to 30% of its citrus production

    Pakistan exports almost 10 per cent of total citrus production, which, however, could be increased up to 30 per cent easily by employing modern harvest and post-harvest care techniques, agriculture spokesman said. In a press statement issued here Monday, Naveed Asmat Kahlon said that citrus was cultivated on 200,000 hectares yielding 2.1...

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    LumiGrow: Crop morphology and productivity can be affected by varied light spectra

    LumiGrow Research, the research division of horticultural LED lighting manufacturer LumiGrow, Inc., today released seven new scientific posters that reveal how crop morphology and productivity can be affected through the application of varied light spectra. LumiGrow research, conducted in partnership with commercial growers and universities, demonstrates breakthrough capabilities that adjustable-spectrum LED lighting...

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    Rambling Rose – the pink new tomato variety

    A University of New Hampshire scientist has developed a new cherry tomato designed to be grown in...

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    Two educational sessions on global trade added at Fresh Summit in Atlanta

    The Produce Marketing Association will include two educational sessions on global trade during the upcoming Fresh Summit...

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    Dubai Duty Free ‘checks in’ to Sweets & Snacks Middle East for strategic confectionery sourcing mission

    Confectionery sales a key pillar of US$2 billion sales forecast for 2015 A delegation of officials from...

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    Watch out for the new Superfood: Baobab

    The last time most people heard about Baobab was probably in the wonderful movie ‘The living desert’...

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    Breakthrough against acid soils?

    Australian and Chinese scientists have made significant progress in determining what causes soil acidification – a discovery...

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    Fighting Armillaria root disease by using a new planting technique

    SENECA — South Carolina peach growers could extend the life of trees infected with Armillaria root disease...

  • Asia
    Indian horticulture crop, vegetables, spices data to go online

    SRINAGAR, Oct 10: Data regarding horticulture crop, vegetable, spices at district level will soon be kept available...

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    Hail has caused extensive damage to Australia’s major pear growing region

    Hail has caused extensive damage to Australia’s major pear growing region, in Victoria’s north-east. The damage has...

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    Fresh Del Monte shares on a roll

    Fresh Del Monte Produce (NYSE:FDP) shares hit a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Friday ,...

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    Finally a normal competition between USA and Iran: Denis Khetabi, The Pistachio Company

    According to Denis Ketabi, CEO of the Pistachio Company based in Dubai, one of the leading suppliers...

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    The Modì® apple is making headway into the hearts (and supermarket shelves)

    The Modì® apple – red, crisp and juicy – begins its commercial campaign for 2015-16 with an...

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    Seeberger@ANUGA: Sourcing becomes more difficult

    For german market leader in the dried fruit and nuts business Seeberger sourcing dried fruit and nuts...

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    A treasure of ancient apple varieties – available online for free

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Library offers a digital collection of pomological watercolors—illustrations of fruit...

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    Japanese LED innovation brings light to the drinks industry

    Illumicap is a plastic bottle cap that senses and reacts to music and movement through a smartphone...

  • Asia
    Scientists might be able to double the shelf life of cut fruit

    Leave freshly cut fruit in the open and its colour would change and the flesh would turn...

  • Africa
    First MacFruit Attraction in Cairo in May 2016

    In Rimini, Italy, IFEMA, Madrid, and Cesena Fiera announced a new event in the horticultural sector. The...

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    Chilean Research Institute wins Ferrero Hazelnut Award

    The award ceremony of the “FERRERO HAZELNUT AWARD CONTEST” took place at EXPO Milan 2015: an award...

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    The Clipper new edition is shipping, ready for ANUGA 2015

    Among the topics: Editorial: Nature fights back – the girls are gone Anuga Organic – Fresh, organic...

  • Asia
    Upcoming Special Edition: Fruit and Nut Business Middle East

    AGROPRESS and fruitworldmedia.com will publish a MIDDLE EAST SPECIAL EDITION 2016 that will be published for GULFOOD...

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    Great offers available before ANUGA 2015

    AgroPress offers an exclusive online discount for all new subscribers before october 9, 2015. New subscribers of...

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    Do kiwi grow in Belarus?

    A bit sarcastic and funny scandal is being developed in Russia due to enormous amount of exotic...

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    World Food – 2015 in Moscow as screenshot of global politics

    In Moscow ExpoCenter, on 15-17 September the World Food-2015 consumer trade show, the twenty fourth annual exhibition...

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    The App on the field

    Rijk Zwaan has developed an app to improve the efficiency and personalisation of visits to its demo...

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    France makes bio-based, biodegradable fruit and vegetable bags mandatory

    Introduced as part of a wide-ranging set of reforms on energy transition and green growth, bioplastic lightweight...

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    Oklahoma Beekeepers and Farmers worried about bee mortality

    Oklahoma lost a greater percentage of its honeybee colonies than any other state over the last year. On Tuesday, beekeepers, scientists, and farmers gathered at Langston University’s Oklahoma City campus to give their input on a plan to better protect pollinators of all kinds. The discussion centered on balancing the need to...

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    States seek delay on Waters of the U.S Rule

    Thirteen states requested that a federal court delay implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s  (EPA) Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule on Monday. The rule would allow federal agencies to put select streams, wetlands and tributaries under the protection of federal law. Land owners and farmers are concerned that the rule could be applied...

  • Company News
    Lonza acquires New Zealand agrochemical company Zelam

    Swiss chemical and biotech company Lonza Group AG said it has acquired New Zealand agrochemical company Zelam, which develops and manufactures products for crop protection, specializing in fungicides, insecticides, herbicides, foliar nutrients and additives. Zelam also develops and manufactures products for wood protection, and has research and timber facilities in New Plymouth,...

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    Successful innovator turns pomegranate juice into a microcapsule powder which can be dissolved in water

    The pomegranate is a fruit rich in antioxidants, with anti-hypertensive properties and is proven to help reduce levels of glucose in the blood; however, because it is a seasonal fruit is difficult to consume throughout the year. So, to reap its benefits in any month, the PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology...

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