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    Global Fruit and Vegetable Processing Equipments Market Report 2017

    Global Fruit and Vegetable Processing Equipments Market 2017, presents a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Fruit and Vegetable Processing Equipments market globally, providing basic overview of Fruit and Vegetable Processing Equipments market including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure, Fruit and Vegetable Processing Equipments Market report...

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    Peru is seeking to introduce two mandarin varieties into the Indian market

    Mandarins and blueberries are Peru’s star products. “Those fruits will be among Peru’s priorities when negotiating a Free Trade Agreement with India”, reports Sergio del Castillo, the head of the Association of Citrus Producers from Peru (ProCitrus) to Fresh Plaza . ProCitrus claims that negotiations are already ahead and phytosanitary protocols are...

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    South Africa goes after price fixing of fresh produce

    Pretoria — The Competition Commission has conducted a search and seizure operation at the premises of fresh produce market agents in Cape Town and Durban. This follows a search and seizure operation carried out at premises of nine fruit and veg agents in Pretoria and Johannesburg fresh produce markets on Thursday, 23 March. The...

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    Eating fruit makes big brains

    Ask any biologist what makes primates special, and they’ll tell you the same thing: big brains. Those impressive noggins make it possible for primates from spider monkeys to humans to use tools, find food, and navigate the complex relationships of group living. But scientists disagree on what drove primates to evolve big...

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    Vegetable and sugarcane crop in the path of cyclone Debbie

    SOME vegetable prices could rise in the wake of Cyclone Debbie, which is due to hit one...

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    First Interpoma China Congress & Exhibition in June

    The international congress on the current situation and future prospects in the apple sector in China will...

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    Urban agriculture pioneer Lufa Farms extends greenhouse capacity

    MONTREAL – Urban agriculture pioneer Lufa Farms has just finished a third highly automated greenhouse in the Montreal borough of Anjou. The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau was there to see it in full production. The new 63,000 square foot rooftop greenhouse is a milestone in polyculture efficiency and produces over 40 varieties of...

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    Washington Sweet Cherry Growers Vote On Marketing Order

    WASHINGTON – Washington sweet cherry growers will vote from Apr. 21, 2017 through May 5, 2017, on whether to continue their Federal marketing order. Growers who have produced sweet cherries in designated counties in Washington from Apr. 1, 2016 through Mar. 31, 2017, are eligible to vote. A continuance referendum is required...

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    Say hello to the Foodbot

    Here’s where the robots come in. Perhaps you’ll be familiar with food bots, which we’ve been covering for the last few months. But if not, here’s the deal: an Estonian startup called Starship Technologies, which manufactures autonomous food delivery bots, has recently begun a pilot operation here in the District. The bots...

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    Florida tried to cut back essential citrus statistics program for the industry

    The state and federal agriculture departments need to trim $300,000 to $400,000 off the cost of counting the Florida citrus crop and other important statistics the state’s citrus industry has relied upon for decades. The state and federal agriculture departments need to trim $300,000 to $400,000 off the cost of counting the...

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    First Australian nectarine variety comes from a cabinet maker turned entrepreneur

    Perth can expect more locally grown nectarines on the shelves for longer, thanks to this man. Michael Tranchita has developed the April Jewel, the first Australian nectarine variety. “All the other varieties are made in America — this is the first ever nectarine variety to be commercially developed in Australia,” the Roleystone...

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    Confusion about new rules for citrus transportation in California causes trouble

    Earlier this year, the California Department of Food and Agriculture mailed letters to about 6,000 citrus farmers, trucking companies and others involved in shipping commercial citrus, informing them of new rules about transporting the fruit. The rule requires citrus being moved in open truck beds to be covered with a tarp to...

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    Macfrut is strengthening its cooperation with Colombia

    Cesena, 22nd March 2017 – Macfrut is strengthening its cooperation with Colombia, one of the major fruit...

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    Quality down for Citrus in California

    Citrus growers were anticipating lighter harvests in the Valley this year than the last couple of seasons, but the amount of fruit picked will likely be even lighter than expected due to damage from frequent, heavy rainfall over the winter. That’s what a group of industry executives told hundreds of farmers, packinghouse...

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    Bananas from Colombia aim to restore its brand image

    Growing along with the bunches of bananas in the plantations of Uraba in northwestern Colombia are the...

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    The technology behind bitcoin might be the next hot thing for fruit and vegetables. Why?

    Food supply chain tracking and authentication, to truly understand provenance, is critical to finding and helping to address sources of contamination in the food supply chain worldwide. In October 2016, Walmart, IBM and Tsinghua University signed an agreement to explore food supply chain traceability and authenticity using blockchain technology. The project comes as Walmart...

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    Can Africa really stop fruit and vegetable imports?

    One of the most unsettling facts about Africa is that the continent is a huge net importer...

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    Improving productivity for salad production with smart peeling technology

    For more than 40 years, Mrs. Gerry’s Kitchen has supplied high quality salads and side dishes, using only premium ingredients including locally grown potatoes and fresh vegetables. Based in Albert Lea, Minnesota, the business places great emphasis on the quality of its raw materials – ensuring its products are fresh – and...

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    Volume of Turkish citrus fruit sales in KSA jump by 39% in 2016

    The Turkish Citrus Promotion Group (CPG) has announced that the sale of Turkish citrus fruit in Saudi Arabia has increased by 39 percent in 2016 compared to the volume of sales in 2015. This equates to over 101 million kilograms of citrus fruit with a total export value of $55.5 million. The...

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    Indian region Himachal Pradesh gets money to keep its apple industry alive

    o protect the British-era old apple industry in Himachal Pradesh, the state government has started a project under which old and senile apple plants are replaced with exotic high-yield varieties. About six lakh new saplings have been replanted under the apple rejuvenation scheme covering 5,917 beneficiaries during the past four years, an official...

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    Upcoming Edition: The Future of Sorting Technology for Fresh Produce

    Sorting technology has been an essential factor for ensuring the food safety that consumers can rely on today. As production and productivity increases, new pests and damages appear and food safety requirements by retailers and governments become stricter I wanted to understand the current and upcoming solutions. The upcoming Fruit World edition will offer...

  • Crop Science
    What are biostimulants and why does it matter for our industry?

    Many people (and governments) are betting high on biostimulants as a potential alternative to the growing risks...

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    Fresh Produce Marketing Insights: What you need to know about Inbound Marketing

    We don’t want just any traffic to our site, we want the right traffic. We want the people who are most likely to become leads, and, ultimately, happy customers. Who are the “right” people? Our ideal customers, also known as our buyer personas. Buyer personas are holistic ideals of what your customers...

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    Avocados are the hot item in Australia

    WA’s avocado haul could more than triple within five years as growers look to cash in on the popularity of the super food — particularly among inner-city types opting for avocado smash at the expense of real estate. Manjimup’s Advance Packing and Marketing Services managing director Jennie Franceschi said based on the...

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    Key Technology Introduces Infeed and Collection Conveyors for new sorters

    Key Technology introduces new product-specific infeed and collection conveyors for their new VERYX® digital sorters. Designed to...

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    Citrus greening is currently the most dangerous disease for citrus

    Huanglongbing (HLB) or “citrus greening” is currently the most devastating disease of citrus worldwide. The disease was first reported in 1919 in China, and again in Brazil in 2004 and discovered in Miami, FL in 2005. Since then, the disease has affected most of Florida’s citrus-producing areas leading to a remarkable 75...

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    University of Wageningen leads global agriculture education and research

    Wageningen University & Research tops the QS World Universities Ranking by Subject in Agriculture & Forestry. In...

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    Can Algae be the new weapon against Yellow Dragon huanglongbing (HLB)?

    Notimex reports that a group of researchers at the Interdisciplinary Center of Marine Sciences (CICIMAR) of the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico are researching the applications of algae extracts to combat the “yellow dragon” disease that attacks citrus crops. Scientists conducted an analysis of algae extracts that have bioactive materials that can...

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    What you need to know about the Citrus Disease

    Marie A. C. Langham South Dakota State University In recent years, Florida’s $9 billion commercial citrus industry...

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    Callery Pear: Beautiful and dangerous

    Boyle Co. Cooperative Extension Service  With the early arrival of spring, we are beginning to experience the...

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    Warm winter has put state’s apple crop at risk, expert warns

    UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — With less than two weeks until the official end of an unusually warm winter in Pennsylvania, the apple crop is in some jeopardy, warns a tree fruit specialist with Penn State Extension. Unseasonably warm temperatures in December and January and the warmest February on record in the state...

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    Can robots help to reduce chemical inputs?

    Associate professor Alistair Murdoch, of Reading University, UK, says trial work there shows robotic weeding can reduce...

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    Global Agriculture Robots Market Expected To Expand 24.1%

    Global Agriculture Robots Market Is Expected To Continue Expanding At A CAGR Of 24.1% Within A Forecast Period From 2016 To 2024 To Reach US$5.7 bn Researchmoz added Most up-to-date research on “Agriculture Robots Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2016 – 2024” to its huge collection...

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    EU-funded programme breathes new life into Jamaican banana sector

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Stakeholder activities under a $677.85-million (€5-million) European Union (EU) grant-funded programme to revitalise Jamaica’s banana sector, which had been seriously impacted by the weather in recent years, are far advanced. The Jamaica Banana Accompanying Measures (JBAM) Programme, being implemented by the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), aims to spur...

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    Hamburg Süd launches innovative pilot project with Electrolux in the Chilean Port of Iquique

    Hamburg/Iquique, March 10, 2017. Hamburg Süd and its Swedish customer Electrolux have launched a joint pilot project to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions in the Port of Iquique in Chile. To operate the auxiliary engines and boilers during layovers, on March 1st and 2nd the “Santa Clara” (7,154 TEU) switched from the standard...

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    A genius solution for fighting drought in fruit production

    South Africa is presently experiencing one of the worst droughts in 45 years, with the lowest ever rainfall since 1904. In 2015, South Africa received only an average of 403 mm, which is merely 66% of the annual average rainfall. This matter has to be urgently addressed, with food sources under severe...

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    What can Australia do against huanglongbing?

    IT IS only a matter of time before huanglongbing, which is also known as citrus greening disease, makes its way to Australia. This was one of the key messages at the Citrus Tech Conference held in Mildura last week. HLB is a bacterial disease that was first found in southern California in...

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    In Switzerland food basket is 93% more expensive than in Austria

    Fresh produce costs considerably more in Switzerland than in Austria In order to compare the price level of fresh produce in Switzerland and Austria, the costs of a shopping cart worth of food was analysed. This was based on the monthly requirements for different food groups for a family with two children....

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    New fruit processing plant opened in eastern India

    Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Tuesday inaugurated a major food and fruit processing plant at Nagri near Ranchi which is the lone plant of that magnitude in the region. Built at the cost of Rs 82.77 core, the plant would consume most of the green produces grown in the massive vegetable belt...

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    New Higher Blueberry Harvesting Standard

    Blueberry Conference held on 2-3 March 2017 in Poland is the biggest meeting of blueberry producers in Europe. Researchers, growers and sales people from all over the world – 800 participants from about 20 countries – summed up their experience and talked about the biggest challenges facing them this season and in...

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    TOMRA SORTING FOOD APPOINTS NEW TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

    Leading food sorting solutions manufacturer TOMRA Sorting Food has appointed a new technical director to oversee the global development of the company’s innovative technologies. Maciek Wasowski – who has almost 20 years’ experience in developing consumer electronics products – says he was attracted by TOMRA Sorting Food’s mission to lead the resource...

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    An amazing story about Fresh Produce Marketing 

    Meet the Kerala journalist leading a global campaign to put jackfruit on our dinner tablesLiving continents apart, Miriam Martinez Joya and Shyamanna have little in common but their deep and abiding love for the humble jackfruit. Joya, a California-based entrepreneur, drives her jackfruit truck selling value-added jackfruit products every day, while Shyamanna,...

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    Australian Agriculture is booming

    The world is going nuts for Australian farm produce as overseas markets clamour for locally grown nuts such as almonds and macadamias as well as agricultural stalwarts such as beef, lamb, wool and cotton. The value of Australian farm production is forecast to surge by 8.3 per cent this financial year to a massive...

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    Global Produce Leaders Reinforce Ties, Strengthen Partnership

    by Oppy | The Oppenheimer Group Posted: Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 9:04AM EST In a move that links three leading fresh produce companies in an unprecedented global supply chain, Total Produce plc, The Oppenheimer Group (Oppy), and Turners and Growers (T&G Global) announce the evolution of their strategic partnership. On March...

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    Entrepreneurs in New Zealand test growing tropical fruit

    New Zealand imports about 72,000 tonnes of bananas annually, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation. Each New Zealander eats around 18kg of bananas a year – an estimated cost of about $88 per household, or more than $142 million a year. New Zealand imports more bananas per capita than any other...

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    From Tour de France to Tour de Fresh: Axel Merckx

    WATSONVILLE, Calif. – This year’s Tour de Fresh cycling event is proving to be the most exciting yet, with the addition of eight-time Tour de France rider, Axeon Hagens Berman Cycling Team Owner/Director, and Olympic Bronze Medalist Axel Merckx, who will ride at least one of the three days in support of...

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    New report on Equipment Agriculture Robot market

    Equipment Agriculture Robot Market analyzed the Industry region, including the product price, profit, capacity, production, capacity utilization, supply, demand and industry growth rate etc. In the end, the report introduced new project SWOT analysis, investment feasibility analysis, and investment return analysis to 2022 The recent report on Equipment Agriculture Robot market throws...

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    Jackfruit seeds could compensate cocoa shortage

    Chocolate lovers could soon have a harder time satisfying their sweet tooth. Worldwide demand for this mouth-watering treat is outstripping the production of cocoa beans, its primary ingredient. But in a study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, scientists report that compounds found in jackfruit seeds produce many of...

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    Cooks Innovations® Launches the Adjustable Fruit Scoop

    This multipurpose and functional tool, the Adjustable Fruit Scoop is the most fun and efficient prep solution for creating dishes that are as appealing to the eye as they are to the palate. Lake Mary, FL (PRWEB) March 01, 2017 Cooks Innovations® announced today the launch of its Adjustable Fruit Scoop, designed...

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    Mango production in regions of India cut in half due to climate change

    Maharashtra, one of the largest producers of mangoes in the country, has witnessed an over 50% drop in yield of the fruit since 2013-14. Growers have blamed climate change as the biggest cause for the drop in production in the state.  The first production estimates for 2016-17 showed that the yield may...

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    First Edition of INTERPOMA CHINA 2017 announced

    In the past ten years, the apple industry in China has been changing substantially – a process which to a very big part is still underway. The Fiera Bolzano Exhibition Center as the organizing unit behind Interpoma’s international model of success is therefore planning a very first edition of Interpoma in China:...

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    Banana industry in Ecuador wants to change the rules

    The associations of producers and exporters of banana are requesting an amendment to the current banana law and regulations to prevent the country from losing more competitiveness in the world market, to increase production, and to create new jobs. To this end, the Association of Production, Marketing and Export of Bananas (Acorbanec),...

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    Purdue scientists are optimistic about this year’s blueberry and apple crop

    The expected return of cooler temperatures will be a good thing for fruit crops and home gardeners. State climatologists at Purdue University do not believe recent warm weather is threat to the state’s fruit crop, but cooler temperatures will silence concerns that plants might be emerging too soon. Fruit trees go dormant in...

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    New tool gives apple farms hope in fight against spring freezes

    This February’s warm weather is nice in the Northeast, but apple farmers may pay a price if winter roars back. To help growers assess precarious temperatures in turbulent springs, the Cornell Institute for Climate Smart Solutions has developed a new Apple Freeze Risk decision tool. “I think the warm weather we’re seeing...

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    Biofach sets new visitor record

    The exhibition duo BIOFACH, the World’s leading Trade Fair for Organic Food, and VIVANESS, the International Trade Fair for Natural Personal Care, have been able to set a new record in 2017 by achieving the 50,000 visitor mark. This time, expert visitors travelled from 134 countries to the Nuremberg meeting place. They...

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    Norwegian University of Life Sciences offers Postdoctoral Fellow for Robotics in Agriculture

    The fellowship is closely related to the main activities of the agricultural robotics group at NMBU. The group has developed the Thorvald I and II agricultural robots, which are highly versatile robots specifically designed for the agricultural domain. The robots operate both indoor in tunnels and greenhouses and in outdoor environments. In...

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    Fruit World Editorial Team will report from California

    Personal and authentic journalism is the essence of the Fruit World and The Clipper, the oldest independent...

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    India are likely to harvest the largest ever volume of horticulture crops

    New Delhi: Small and marginal farmers across India are likely to harvest the largest ever volume of horticulture crops like fruits and vegetables, estimated at 287.3 million tonnes in 2016-17, shows the first advance estimated released by the agriculture ministry. The record harvest is a little over a million tonne higher than...

  • Logistics
    LUKA KOPER INTRODUCING RMG TECHNOLOGY

    Inauguration of crane rails for new RMG cranes which will substantially increase train loading productivity. With the...

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    Italian company presents absorbent pads for longer produce shelf life

    Life+ makes it possible to significantly  extend the fresh produce shelf life and  improve our customers’ competitiveness; reduce food waste, which is a problem of both an ethical and environmental nature; maintain the the taste and texture of the products  and improve food safety for the consumer. Our aim is not only...

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    ISAAQ® Apple ready to conquer the world

    Appiano (BZ), february 2017 – The agreement to grow the variety in the Val di Non from...

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    Dan Harburg and Matthew Borzage talk Agricultural Robotics at RoboUniverse Conference

    In this episode, Abate De Mey interviews two speakers from the Agricultural track of the RoboUniverse 2016...

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    US ambassador in Chile visits Plant Health Inspection site

    The US ambassador to Chile, Carol Perez, paid a visit to the Plant Health Inspection Site at Lo Herrera and to the Dole Chile SA company in Codegua. She wanted to see for herself the phytosanitary inspection sites and the selection and packaging processes used to export Chilean fruits. The Ambassador and...

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    ICA first in Sweden with sustainability marking of fruits and vegetables

    ICA has begun – as the first grocery chain in Sweden – testing a new method for...

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    New sorter self-improves with artificial intelligence

    January 12, 2017 – Key Technology introduces VERYX® digital sorters for fresh and frozen berries. Featuring an innovative mechanical architecture, sustained all-sided surface inspection, next-generation cameras and lasers, unique multi-sensor Pixel Fusion™, a high-precision ejection system, specialized product handling systems and extreme ease of use, VERYX maximizes sorting accuracy. Tailored to each...

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    Mexico becomes third largest producer of asparagus

    The Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) said that Mexico was the third biggest producer of asparagus in the world and that the country had tripled its crops over the past 10 years, thanks to Mexico’s agricultural power. Through a press release, the federal agency stated that the...

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    Mergers of seeds and chemicals companies not beneficial for the fresh produce industry – Rami Dar, Hazera

    Axel Breuer: Please explain Hazera and the current situation in the seeds market. Rami Dar: As Hazera, we are part of the vegetable division of the Limagrain Group. Today Hazera is basically an Israeli-Dutch company. In 2008 Hazera  and parts of the Dutch company Nickerson-Zwaan were merged. The integration is well underway but not complete....

  • Airports
    French megaproject to create giant agriculture corridor

    It is the main gateway to Paris and the first vision of the country for tens of...

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    Is agriculture big data a valuable commodity? Can it be used against you?

    Isn’t it great? Agriculture is literally going science-fiction. Robots pick fruit, drones check soil humidity and the tractors...

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    Greenyard takes aim at low fruit and vegetable consumption levels

    The biggest opportunity facing the fresh produce industry is to increase consumption levels. European consumers eat just...

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    Bühler presents new technology at Fruit Logistica

    SORTEX® F and SORTEX PolarVision™ technology take centre stage to showcase the most hygienic and accurate optical sorting solution on the market today London, January 31, 2017 – Thousands of visitors to this year’s three-day Fruit Logistica exhibition in Berlin, Germany, will have the opportunity to meet The Bühler Group’s new Segment...

  • Seeds
    Hazera puts partnership first at Fruit Logistica 2017

    Leading vegetable seed company Hazera will be present at Fruit Logistica, one of the biggest events in the fresh produce business, held from February 8th to February 10th in the Messe exhibition center in Berlin, Germany. The company is continuously working on new products and a selection of them will be on...

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    Finger limes: Huge potential, but australian growers fear losing the market

    A Queensland finger lime grower says Australia is in danger of losing the fledgling native citrus industry to overseas competitors unless fruit fly export rules are changed. Key points: Finger limes are a citrus native to Queensland’s scenic rim The fruit can only exported frozen because of fruit fly rules Producer Ian...

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    Macfrut adds real crop field with agricultural machinery in action

    A field measuring more than 700 sq. m. with cutting-edge horticulture technology will be set up in the Pavilions of the Rimini Expo Centre Cesena, 24th January 2017 – Macfrut will “take the field” to showcase the most advanced technology in the sector. One of the great new features of the 2017...

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    Oceanside adds brussels sprouts to tomato range

    On the heels of a winning 2016 tomato season characterized by outstanding weather, high quality, and speedy sales rates powered by numerous successful ‘California grown’ promotions with local retailers, the Singh family of Oceanside, Calif., and exclusive marketer Oppy enter the fifth year of partnership with their eyes set on even greater...

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    An easy fix for US agriculture after Trump Wall: Robots?

    While the world is still wondering if President Trump is really going to build the wall between the...

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    Record Agriculture exports from the Netherlands

    Last year, the Netherlands exported more agricultural products than ever before. Agricultural exports are up 4.4% compared with 2015, amounting to 85 billion euros. This was reported by Netherlands Statistics and Wageningen Economic Research on the basis of joint research commissioned by the Ministry of Economic Affairs. Globally, the Netherlands is the...

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    Yes, there is a ‘pumpkin whisperer’ at Cornell University-and he received an award

    Meg McGrath, a Cornell University plant pathologist based at the Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center,...

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    Agricultural Personnel Management Association Forum starts next week

    MONTEREY, CA – This month marks the occasion of the 37th Annual Agricultural Personnel Management Association Forum....

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    Hazera, an upcoming global cucumber specialist

    Made, January 12th 2017 Vegetable seed company Hazera has a long heritage in breeding cucumber. Hazera stood at the cradle of game-changing improvements in cucumber genetics, especially in mini cucumber. While it is continuing these improvements, the company is now also embracing other types, conquering new markets and exploring new marketing possibilities....

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    Are robots ready for weeding?

    LAWRENCE, Kansas – Growers of specialty crops like vegetables, flowers and herbs have traditionally had limited options for herbicide-based weed control. Instead they have relied on costly and time-consuming hand weeding to protect crop yields. Experts writing in the most recent issue of the journal Weed Technology, though, say promising new systems...

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    Karl Duerbeck: Passionate fruit broker and cosmopolitan

    Personal obituary by Christiane and Gerhard H. Breuer He was a whirlwind, a fruit broker with an...

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    For the first time in history fruit and vegetable exports from Vietnam bigger than Rice

    Export turnover of fruits and vegetables has exceeded that of rice for the first time, Agriculture and...

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    Hazera at Fruit Logistica: Committed to fresh

    At Fruit Logistica 2017 Hazera will be confirming its presence as collaborating partner in the fresh produce supply chain. The TOP 10 vegetable seed company will again be presenting new products, ideas and opportunities for partnerships at one of the biggest events in the fresh produce business, held from February 8th to...

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    Punjab Agricultural University develops eco-friendly fruit fly trap

    An eco-friendly fruit fly trap developed by Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) are turning out to beneficial to...

  • apples
    New apple shipment records from Michigan

    LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Apple industry set new shipment records eleven weeks in a row in from October 15 through Christmas, according to the USDA Specialty Crop Market News Service. “These record numbers come as no surprise after the Michigan Apple industry reported an estimated record crop of 31 million bushels...

  • Featured
    An exciting discovery in Nigeria might change the global apple variety battle

    Lovers of apple, majority of which is imported from South Africa, Europe and Asia, commonly known as...

  • Featured
    America’s Best ‘Secret’ Fruit

    The pawpaw—which, odds are, you’ve never heard of—has a bit of magic about it. The fruit is...

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    SunFed is launching its Almost Famous produce program

    RIO RICO, AZ – With the vision of creating an exciting destination in produce departments and addressing...

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    Replacing Cocaine production with pomegranates becomes more difficult in Afghanistan

    Frosty relations between Kabul and Islamabad have put a brake on Afghanistan’s ambitious plans to boost fruit exports, seen as vital to providing farmers an alternative to poppy cultivation which fuels the Taliban insurgency. Pomegranates and grapes have long been the pride of Afghan agriculture, but exports from the landlocked country have...

  • Featured
    India and Pakistan are trading bananas again

    “The strain between the two countries, coupled with drought-like conditions in Maharashtra, had hit exports to Pakistan....

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    A worrisome trend? Apples matured earlier than normal this year in the US

    Final Observations—Fruit Maturity Project The grower-supported apple maturity updates for 2016 focused on new apple varieties grown at the University of Maryland orchard in Keedysville, to provide pertinent information ahead of their picking dates for orchards further north. The information from Keedysville was combined with observations made in commercial orchards and distributed...

  • Featured
    Will USDA and AUM LifeTech save the 40 billion US$ citrus industry?

    PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — AUM LifeTech in collaboration with the United States Department of Agriculture...

  • Featured
    Stan Swales hired as Chief Executive Officer of BC Tree Fruits

    KELOWNA, B.C. – The BC Tree Fruits Cooperative Board of Directors are pleased to announce the hiring of Stan Swales as Chief Executive Officer effective yesterday, November 28, 2016. Stan re-joins the Cooperative and brings with him over 30 years of industry experience. “After a long search, we are excited to move...

  • Featured
    Cranberry industry struggles to clarify discussions about health aspects

    When the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published new research that found cranberry juice extract capsules weren’t as effective in treating urinary tract infections (UTIs) as many believe them to be, some assumed that was the entire story. Not so, say some of the cranberry industry’s top experts. Missing in...

  • Juices
    Sun Orchard buys certain assets of Blue Lake Citrus

    MIAMI and WINTER HAVEN, Fla., Nov. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Sun Orchard, a premier juice and beverage products...

  • Featured
    Spain: Citrus juice industry worth over 250 million Euro

    The latest figures about the performance of Spain’s traditional citrus juicing sector reveal great results: 200 million Euro in exports and about 50 million Euro in the domestic market, according to sources from the Spanish Association of Juice and Concentrates Industry (AIZCE). Meanwhile, the figures supplied by the European Fruit Juice Association...

  • Featured
    Yello® the all new Club variety apple combines the skills of apple growers in Japan and the Dolomites

    Created in Japan, exclusively harvested and marketed for Europe in Alto Adige – Südtirol. World debut for...

  • Featured
    Exhibition market Iran: ngn and fairtrade develop exhibition portals in Farsi

    The German trade show specialist fairtrade focuses on events in North- and Subsahara Africa, Eastern Europe and...

  • Featured
    Capespan and Yupaa forge strategic alliance in India

    Capespan has acquired a 35% stake in the Yupaa Group, a family owned business based in Mumbai, and one of India’s largest diversified fruit importers and distributors. Capespan’s managing director, Johan Dique, believes the investment in Yupaa will provide Capespan with a strategic foundation for future growth and to build new customer...

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