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    Smart irrigation topic of upcoming Fruit World Magazine Print Edition

    The aim of farmer is to produce “more crop per drop”, hence there is need to find...

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    Australia and Tasmania in the middle of the agriculture boom

    THE gross value of Australian agriculture increased by $3.1 billion over 2015-16 to a total of $56 billion, according to new data released last week by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The Agricultural Census for 2015-16 is one of the largest statistical collections undertaken by the ABS. The five-yearly survey is a...

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    Photovoltaic hydroponic vegetable greenhouse deal announced

    ANAHEIM, Calif., July 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Greengro Technologies, Inc. (OTC:GRNH), one of the fastest growing companies in the emerging indoor agriculture technology industry, today announced that its majority-owned subsidiary Biodynamics, LLC, Akron, Ohio, has been awarded a contract to sell a branded photovoltaic (PV) solar glass hydroponic vegetable greenhouse as part of a...

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    World Water Council calls for efficient irrigation in agriculture

    UN agencies have reviewed the impacts of forestry and hi-tech irrigation technologies on water, and are urging governments and other responsible actors to resolve conflicts, and take control of water resources and allocations. The World Water Council (WWC) has issued its 2016 report, which calls for mainstreaming water in a variety of...

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    Startup reinvents Growing Fresh Produce With Aquaponics

    Aquapioneers’ open source kit lets you print your own aquaponics ecosystem Do you find your goldfish waiting for you, floating face up in the water when you get home from work? Do plants wilt at your touch? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then Barcelona-based startup Aquapioneers has engineered...

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    El Niño damages irrigation systems in Peru

    The general manager of the Peruvian Association of Producers and Exporters of Mango (APEM), Juan Carlos Rivera Ortega, said that, even though it is too early to quantify the production of mangoes in the 2017/2018 season (as flowering occurs in August-September), production would be affected by the damage that the Coastal El...

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    Saving money in your orchard by eliminating the need for ladders

    APAL has focused on productivity and mechanisation to improve labour efficiency and hence profitability of Australian orchard businesses. These strategies, although very effective, are capital intensive and increase fixed capital costs. The industry needs to challenge this paradigm with alternative strategies to ensure Australia’s orchards are globally competitive in the future. ustralia is,...

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    Gerald Hirt is the new Managing Director of the Hamburg Vessel Coordination Center

    The previous Operations Manager, Gerald Hirt will take over corporate responsibility for the coordination of ship traffic.  Gerald Hirt is the new Managing Director of the Hamburg Vessel Coordination Center (HVCC). The HVCC Advisory Board appointed the former Operations Manager to succeed Heinrich Goller. “Gerald Hirt is one of the more experienced...

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    Researchers extend strawberry season four times

    Researchers with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire have succeeded in...

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    Hortau Selected as Finalist for CogX Best Artificial Intelligence Product in Agriculture Award

    Hortau was recently named a CogX Award finalist in the Best Artificial Intelligence Product in Agriculture category....

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    The wonderful story of Rudolph Hass and its avocado

     In 1925, Rudolph Hass (rhymes with pass) was 33 years old and earning 25 cents an hour...

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    Climate change drive apple orchards to higher altitudes in India

    A new trend in apple cultivation has emerged in Himachal Pradesh — apples are being grown in sparsely vegetative areas at higher altitudes such as Lahaul and Spiti valley, courtesy of climate change a study claims. Fruit production industry in hilly zones is seeing a rise in temperature. Because of this, production...

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    For investors horticulture is a winner

    World-wide consumer interest in healthy food, growers being early-adopters of innovation, and rapid growth make horticulture in New Zealand ripe for further investment, says Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman. “Today, the government has released a business-focused overview in The Investor’s Guide to the New Zealand Produce Industry 2017 which shows potential investors...

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    Poland hosting 13th International Fruit and Vegetable Promotion Congress

    The 13th International Fruit and Vegetable Promotion Congress will be held in Poland on 19 September 2017. The event is organised every year in a different world market in order to address the issue of the low consumption of fruits and vegetables. The purpose of the Congress is to promote the habit...

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    New Concord-type grape by Cornell University presented

    Professor Bruce Reisch led the team that created the new Concord-type grape. Matt Steecker / Staff video,...

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    Not everybody is happy in India about new horticulture university

    The state government’s move to set up a separate horticulture university has caused resentment among the research...

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    Big growth for ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA

    Hong Kong/Berlin, 28 June 2017 – Asia’s premier fresh fruit and vegetable trade show is set for...

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    Week after week, juice consumption falls in the US

    Nielsen has released a new report that measures the consumption of orange juice in retail And as in...

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    Trump administration delays sugar labeling rules

    On June 13, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration indefinitely delayed several sugar and calorie labeling requirements made famous by Michelle Obama during the previous administration. In response, labeling advocates have accused the Trump administration of, as the Center for Science in the Public Interest’s Jim O’Hara put it, “denying consumers critical...

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    US cranberry growers need support to modernize their production

    They cultivate the state’s official berry, and now cranberry growers are asking for the state to extend...

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    Uzwil, Switzerland, June 27, 2017 – Bühler Insect Technology will build its first industrial plant to process...

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    TOMRA SORTING FOOD LAUNCHES STATE-OF-THE-ART USER INTERFACE TO OPTIMIZE WORK FLOW AND IMPROVE PROFITABILITY

    TOMRA Sorting Food has unveiled a powerful new graphical user interface (UI) to help food processors get...

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    Kiwifruit GDP on track to hit $6.14 billion, 29,000 new jobs by 2030

    A new report from the University of Waikato shows the new varieties breeding programme for kiwifruit, supported...

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    Maharashtra looking at pomegranate production in a big way

    The state government is coming up in the production of pomegranate in a very big way. Well known agricultural scientist Dr R K Pal, director of National Research Centre On Pomegranate, Solapur, Maharashtra with his team of scientists visited Purulia and Bankura for livelihood intervention through establishment of pomegranate orchards in the...

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    Farmers will pay a high price for voting for Trump

    Like farmers across the nation, Wisconsin farmers rely on immigrant labor. These are jobs that American workers...

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    Uzbekistan gets right to export fresh fruit and vegetable products directly

    From July 1 all business entities of Uzbekistan got the right to export fresh fruit and vegetable products, grapes and melons on the basis of direct contracts, under the terms of a 100 percent advance payment, reads the presidential decree published on the official website of the president. Previously, only specialized foreign...

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    Satellite technology could help agricultural producers more accurately measure subsurface moisture

    Agricultural producers could, in the future, make use of better forecasts to more efficiently irrigate their fields...

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    Wine becomes a snack item with RayZyn

    Napa-based Wine RayZyn Company – which launched in January 2016 banking on the inspiration to turn dried...

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    US and EU struggle to prevent harsh food inspections for imports to China

    BEIJING — Food exporters including the United States and European Union are stepping up pressure on China to scale back plans for intensive inspections of imports that they say would hamper access to its fast-growing market. The group, which also includes Japan and Australia, sent a joint letter to Chinese regulators asking...

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    Automated system for Avocados can test fruit by tapping it and listening to the echo

    We’ve smashed them, scooped them, sliced them and blended them. Now we have started tattooing avocados as...

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    Scotlands plans big for fruit and vegetable industry

    PLANS TO accelerate the growth of Scotland’s fruit and veg sector will be the focus of a...

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    Brazil looking into the future after lowest orange crop in 10 years

    The 2016/17 season is finally over and for many it will be one to forget. The lowest crop in 10 years had a profound impact on the price of oil as well as impacting on the juice and fresh fruit markets globally. Now, as we look ahead to the new season starting...

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    New Jersey-based AeroFarms proposes a radical and more sustainable way to grow the world’s food

    Farming uses copious amounts of water–70 percent of all freshwater consumed is used for agriculture, according to...

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    50 thousand boxes of bananas stalled in Panama due to strike

    Nearly 4,500 workers have brought 21 banana farms in the Bocas del Toro Division to a standstill...

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    The cherry that costs 50 US$ a crate

    Yamagata prefecture lies at roughly the 38th parallel at 2,625 feet above sea level on the main...

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    Will selling fresh produce really work for Amazon?

    Can Amazon, the company that persuaded people to buy ever more items online, win enough of them...

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    Jain Irrigation conferred with Golden Trophy award by ‘APEDA’

    Jain Irrigation’s Food Division was conferred with the Golden Trophy award and Certificate of Merit by APEDA...

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    CHINA FRUIT LOGISTICA to launch in 2018

    New annual trade show for China’s fresh produce trade to kick off in Shanghai on 14-16 May...

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    Now available online: Part four of the FRUIT LOGISTICA trend report “Fresh Produce Trade 2025”

    Topic: “Consumer Behaviour. Is the customer a king, dictator or slave?” Berlin, 16 June 2017. Increasing health...

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    New SmartFood ExpoTM To Take Center Stage With Other Show Partners in 2018

    CHICAGO, IL (June 14, 2017) – During today’s opening general session of the United FreshMKT, United FreshTEC,...

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    Canadian greenhouse grower Mastronardi has purchased Backyard Farms

    Canadian greenhouse vegetable grower Mastronardi Produce has purchased Backyard Farms in Madison, New England’s largest year-round tomato...

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    Agriculture in Alabama creates 17 jobs per $1 million in direct sales

    While fruits and vegetables are undeniably good for the body, they’re also a major boost for Alabama’s economy, according to a new study. Auburn University and Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station economists found this out in a recently completed analysis of the industry. “Specialty crops is definitely a potential growth area for Alabama,”...

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    Cardamom – High in demand and a great alternative

    Though India once had a virtual monopoly on small cardamom production and export, at present the largest producers of small cardamom are Guatemala and India while the smaller producers include Tanzania, Sri Lanka, Papua New Guinea, El Salvador, Lao PDR and Vietnam. Guatemala produces around 23000MT cardamom annually while Indian production is...

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    University unveils the code for new apple varieties

    A high quality genome sequence of apple is published in this week’s Nature Geneticsby an international team...

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    Environment Technologies that Help Extract Optimum Value from Wastewater Prove Hugely Successful

    Technology developers in countries like Israel are setting up solar desalination plants with innovative membrane technologies to generate thousands of gallons of fresh water LONDON, June 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The rapid depletion of natural resources and exacerbation of environmental issues following large-scale industrialization is intensifying the need for advanced environment and...

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    Supermarket sells fresh produce grown in container on the parking lot

    A Texas chain of supermarkets isn’t just in the business of selling vegetables; it’s growing them, too. Based in Dallas, the H-E-B-owned Central Market has joined forces with Controlled Environment Agriculture Advisors, a self-described “horticulture disrupting” firm, to raise some of its produce in a custom-built onsite shipping container—a first for an...

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    Cost Increases Erode Ontario’s Fruit and Vegetable Growers Competitiveness

    GUELPH, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – June 1, 2017) – As Queens Park gathers at the annual “Celebrate Ontario’s Bounty” event to promote the good things that grow in Ontario, the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (OFVGA) reacted to the Provincial Government’s announcement to raise the minimum wage rate to $15/hour, putting local food...

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    Delta-T Devices joined forces with Netafim to provide precision irrigation package

    Cambridge technology is integral to a piece of agricultural innovation that points the way to better crop...

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    UK food and drink exports enjoy strongest first-quarter on record

    Food and Drink Federation reports rise of 8.3% on same period last year to £4.9bn but add weak pound pushed up costs and resulted in 19% increase in trade deficit The growth in exports was welcomed by the Food and Drink Federation UK food and drink exports rose to “record” levels in...

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    Will Russia and Turkey come to terms about tomatoes?

    Russia could discuss Turkey’s proposal to partially lift a ban on tomato supplies to Russia if Moscow is sure that it would not harm its domestic production or investors, Russian Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachev told Reuters on June 1. In a bid to resolve a trade row with Russia, Ankara previously proposed...

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    Time to worry about mangoes from the Philippines?

    Pests and bad weather reduced the country’s output of mango and calamansi in the first quarter of...

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    SWEEKI increasing globally: directly from Chile to China with the same quality

    The Origine Group’s kiwi premium available 12 months a year thanks to partnership with Chilean producer The...

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    Season’s first volumes of organic pineapples now arriving from Costa Rica

    Season’s first volumes of high quality, organic pineapples now available across Europe from Eosta, one of the...

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    Zespri recognised for China trade

    Increasingly savvy Chinese consumers and significant market investment have helped Zespri win both the supreme China business award and exporter of the year at the HSBC New Zealand-China Trade Association business awards in Auckland last night. The kiwifruit marketing giant has been exporting fruit to China for over a decade but the...

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    Argentina’s orange production to be 10% lower

    The entry of Argentinian lemons to the United States market, which took effect last Friday, and the opening of Brazil for Argentine oranges, tangerines, grapefruits and lemons, can’t counter a situation that now seems irreversible. This situation is related to the serious damage caused by the constant rains that fell over the...

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    India expects record harvest of fresh produce

    NEW DELHI: India is likely to have the highest ever production of horticulture crops, including fruit and vegetables, in the 2016-17 crop year, ending June. The total production is estimated at 295 million tonnes, 3.2% higher than in 2015-16.  The estimate shows that 2016-17 will be the fifth straight year when India’s...

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    Pears may need 50% less water

    Water savings are just one of the productivity benefits expected to flow from an international pear research collaboration underway at Tatura, in the Goulburn Valley, Victoria. Early results of the jointly-funded Agriculture Victoria and Victorian Endowment for Science, Knowledge and Innovation (VESKI) sustainable agriculture fellowship program indicate pear growers may be able...

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    India loses agricultural productivity because of inefficient irrigation

    IN its forthcoming fifth and final budget, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s PTI-led coalition government is unlikely to break any new ground by denying substantial funding to agriculture to make the province self-sufficient in food. Over the past four years, agriculture got only 1.5-2.5pc of the amount earmarked for the province’s annual development programme. The...

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    LOUD creates “Feel Alive” campaign for Zespri Kiwifruit

    LOUD has launched its first campaign for Zespri International since winning the account in December, following a seven-way pitch. Zespri International Limited is the world’s largest marketer of kiwifruit, selling into more than 53 countries and managing 30 percent of the global volume. With clients located across six markets as well as partners...

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    interpack 2017 presented many new bioplastic packaging solutions

    This year’s interpack, the world’s largest trade show for packaging, stretching over a whole week from 4 to 10 May 2017, attracted over 170,000 visitors from 168 countries to the Messe Duesseldorf, Germany. Besides the latest developments in world-class machinery and technology for the production and of packaging materials, three major themes...

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    Sunburn can make fruit and vegetables more nutritious

    Giving fruit, vegetables and other raw ingredients the botanical equivalent of sunburn can make them more nutritious, ­experiments have shown. Supermarkets already sell chestnut mushrooms treated with “pulsed light” to enhance their levels of vitamin D2, and the cheap and rapid technique appears to have similar effects on a whole range of...

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    Trump: Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance released the following statement

    Regarding the President’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Submission to Congress, the Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance released the following statement:“We are very disappointed to see the President’s budget, released yesterday, call for draconian cuts, or even total elimination of programs that are important to the specialty crop sector. Eliminating programs that are...

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    Turkey seeks compromise over Russian ban on its tomatoes

    (Updates with details, background) By Orhan Coskun and Nevzat Devranoglu ANKARA, May 26 (Reuters) – In a bid to resolve a trade row with Russia, Turkey has proposed Moscow lifts its ban on imported Turkish tomatoes during periods when Russian growers are unable to produce their own. “We understand Russia would like...

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    Western Cape drought holds serious implications for deciduous fruit industry

    “The whole community will have to rethink their water usage and alternative water resources must be unlocked, and recycling of water should be phased in. Water policies will have to change and dams must be enlarged to save more winter rainfall. Water storage should be adapted so that water is stored for...

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    Smart irrigation systems are conquering fruit and nut production

    The world is running out of water resources. The shortage will affect nearly all agricultural production around...

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    Japan wants to develop organic agriculture in Vietnam

    Japanese businesses have expressed interest in investing in organic agriculture and agricultural tourism in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang.OK Toshitsugu Hagihara, general director of Hagihara Company, one of Japan’s leading businesses in organic agriculture, told local leaders at a meeting on Tuesday in An Giang that his company wants to...

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    Agricultural robotics will become a $12bn industry by 2027, report says

    Agriculture is one of the world’s least digitised major industries, but this will change as data acquisition, agricultural robotics and analytic companies grow.A report by technological research company IDTechEx says that many agricultural robotic companies are graduating into the market and are in the process of transforming the value chain of agriculture.The...

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    Canadian Produce Marketing Association has announced its new board of directors

    The Canadian Produce Marketing Association has announced its new board of directors, which was elected at the Annual General Meeting, held during CPMA’s 92nd Annual Convention & Trade Show, May 9-11 in Toronto. The Executive Committee members of the board are: Chair Rick Alcocer of Duda Farm Fresh Foods; Past Chair Sam...

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    PROGNOSFRUIT 2017 – REGISTRATIONS ARE OPEN

    The World Apple and Pear Association (WAPA) and COPA-COGECA are pleased to announce their cooperation with Afrucat, representing the apple and pear growers in Catalonia, for this year’s Prognosfruit Conference 2017. As of today, the registrations for the 2017 event are open! The Prognosfruit Conference is Europe’s leading annual event for the...

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    Citrus farmers: The pest comes from private orchards

    WESLACO – The Mexican fruit fly is causing costly havoc for local citrus growers. The pest left its mark on more than 4,000 acres of orchards across the Rio Grande Valley. Texas Citrus Mutual said the fruit fly cost growers about $1 million in profits. Fred Karle has several hundred acres inside...

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    Automated irrigation systems could soon be the reality for farmers in Australia and Tasmania

    AUTOMATED irrigation systems could soon be the reality for farmers with commercial trials due to start soon....

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    GMO oranges might be the last resort for $3.3 billion dollar Florida Citrus industry

    Citrus farmers are looking for answers in an unlikely place. Today, one of their greatest enemies, citrus...

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    According to UMI Brexit will sprout fresh opportunities

    Food company UMI Ireland has said it’s hoping to find opportunities from Brexit following a major rebrand. The business, which specialises in vegetable products and value-added mushroom dishes, has also won three major awards. It’s based near Armagh on the Edenaveys Industrial Estate, and manufactures vegetable products as well as supplying loose,...

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    United Fresh report highlights foodservice menu trends for fresh produce

    The spring 2017 issue of United’s Fresh Insights for Foodservice report, a quarterly publication from United Fresh showcasing the latest innovations in fresh produce use in foodservice, as well as the creativity of chefs and foodservice operations in incorporating fresh fruits and vegetables to create flavorful and vibrant menus, is now available. ...

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    Zespri 2016/17 season results: record sales by volume and value

    A remarkable season of increased yields and the largest-ever New Zealand crop helped lift total Zespri sales volume from New Zealand to a record 137.7 million trays, 18 percent up on the previous year. Sales of kiwifruit from Zespri’s Northern Hemisphere supplying locations also grew by 14 percent to 16.6 million trays,...

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    Bangladesh seeks to avoid long-term ban from EU side

    The government has imposed a self-ban on vegetable export to the European Union market to avert any possible ban to be imposed by the bloc from where Bangladesh has been receiving objections for the last few years over the quality of Bangladeshi vegetables and fruits. Rather the government is focusing on encouraging...

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    Bill to introduce free irrigation services to small farmers in Philippines introduced

    SEN. Cynthia A. Villar sponsored on Tuesday Senate Bill (SB) No. 1465 calling for free irrigation services to small farmers.  SB 1465, also known as the Free Irrigation Service to Small Farmers bill, aims to exempt “small farmers” or farmers whose combined farm-holdings cover an area of not more than five hectares,...

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    Moldovan agricultural exports grow 24% in first quarter of 2017

    The export volume of Moldovan agro-food products increased in the first three months of 2017. According to data published by the National Bureau of Statistics, Moldovan companies shipped fruits and vegetables to foreign destinations worth 58.996 million USD, recording an increase of 24.4% over the same period last year. At the top...

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    Agricultural drone developer has raised $1.1 million in seed funding

    Boston-based American Robotics, a commercial farming-focused drone developer specializing, has secured $1.1 million in seed funding. The investors included Brain Robotics Capital LLC. PRESS RELEASE Boston, MA – May 23, 2017 – American Robotics, a drone developer specializing in agricultural automation, today announced it has raised $1.1 million in seed funding. The...

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    Bravo season launched in Australia

    Bravo™ apple was recently launched at an impressive event in Western Australia – showcasing the apple’s unique...

  • South Africa
    HORTGRO sounds alarm for South African fresh produce industry

    The current drought as well as the predicted long-term drying trends in the Western Cape has serious...

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    United Fresh releases statement on NAFTA renegotiation

    Following the transmittal to Congress of a letter by the United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer which...

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    Pakistan’s mango exports threatened by strikes

    KARACHI: Pakistan’s mango exports, which will start next week this season, are at increasing risk from the...

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    Italy tries to strengthen business with China with Mac Fruit Attraction China

    Rimini, 11th May 2017 – Italy has a negative import-export balance but there is room for huge...

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    APAL offers Speed Updating again for Austrialian Apples and Pears

    Speed Updating is a program run each year by APAL to capture and present the R,D&E activities of the apple and pear industry.  This year APAL are running Speed Updating as part of the Fruit Growers Tasmania Conference which will be held at the Tailrace Centre Riverside in Launceston on Thursday 25 May...

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    Build your own smart irrigation system

    Farmers can now build their own electronic devices to save water in agriculture thanks to some engineers...

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    Australian Batlow Apples converts to company and gets cash injection by Ausfarm

    Batlow Apples has voted to secure its financial future with members unanimously voting in favour of a...

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    Kenya gets new production facility to control crop pest

    Fruit flies make Africa lose US$2 billion a year 2. A new facility in Kenya is to produce an effective bait to control the pest A farmer says that the facility could help smallholders afford the bait  A facility has been launched in Kenya to aid commercial production of a protein bait...

  • Logistics
    European Conference on the Latest Technology in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

    MILANO – Eng. Marco Buoni, Director of Centro Studi Galileo and Vice-President International Affairs of AREA, proudly extends an invitation to the 17th European Conference hosted by the Polytechnic University of Milan in June. #EUconfRAC – The 17th European Conference will be held in the Polytechnic University of Milan on the 9th-10th...

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    When will robots take over the apple harvest? Now

    Roughly $4 billion worth of apples are harvested in the U.S. each year. Startup Abundant Robotics hopes to suck up some of it with a machine that vacuums ripe fruit off the tree. Today apple orchards rely on people to pick their crops. Dan Steere, cofounder and CEO of Abundant, says recent...

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    Putin and Erdogan don’t agree on tomatoes

    Russia and Turkey will lift mutual trade restrictions, including those on the supply of grain. However, the Russian embargo on Turkish tomatoes will remain in force. During talks in Sochi, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Erdogan agreed to lift almost the restrictions on bilateral trade between the two countries,...

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    New Mango variety from India

    Haji Kalimullah, a renowned horticulturist, is popular for doing experiments with what he grows. He has named the varieties of mangoes he grew, after leading personalities. He once named the king fruit after Prime Minister Narendra Modi. And now he is in talks for growing new quality of mango and says that...

  • Japan
    The rare japanese Mikan mandarin orange is back

    Rare mikan (mandarin oranges or tangerines) that were on the brink of extinction are once again showing...

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    The Annual FRUIT WORLD® Agriculture Photo AWARD starts in May

    The jury of the FRUITWORLD® is looking for the most exciting photography about the state of agriculture...

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    NASA extends greenhouse in space

    NASA astronauts are interested in growing more edible plants in space to promote farming and to meet the food requirements of the astronauts during space missions.Veggies Found In Space Promotes The Growth Of More Edible Plants By Astronauts NASA have already taken various initiatives to promote the growth of more edible plants...

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    ILIP appoints new Area Sales Manager & Business Development Manager

    Besides the new Salesman, the fresh produce and food service packaging company will now have a UK stock holding in order to improve its service to customers VALSAMOGGIA (26th April 2017) – Darren Percy is the new Area Sales Manager & Business Development Manager for ILIP, European leader in the thermoformed food...

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    Who is Sonny Perdue, the 31st U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and what does he stand for?

    Sonny Perdue was sworn in as the 31st U.S. Secretary of Agriculture by fellow Georgian and Associate...

  • Packaging
    Migros offers reusable Veggie Bags as eco-friendly alternative to plastic bags

    In the Migros supermarket in Zurich, the reusable Veggie Bags for fruit and vegetables have successfully passed their trial phase. So from 18 April, Veggie Bags are sold in all Migros supermarkets in Switzerland.  The transparent, reusable Veggie Bags are an environmentally-friendly alternative to plastic bags, when reused several times, for packing...

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    Is the ban of plastic bags the breakthrough for bioplastics?

    In January 2017 the use of plastic bags for fruit and vegetables, in the French retail sector, as well as for cheese, meat and also fish counter was banned. However, bags made from home compostable bioplastic which contain a minimum amount of 30% renewable raw materials (and from 2025, 60% renewable raw...

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    New Zealand consumers will soon now where their food comes from

    Horticulture New Zealand congratulated the Government on listening to the people and passing the first reading of the Consumers’ Right to Know (Country of Origin of Food) Bill in Parliament today. “Given our recent survey showed that more than 70 percent of New Zealanders want mandatory Country of Origin Labelling (CoOL) for...

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