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  • Featured
    Greenyard Foods explained: Marleen Vaesen, CEO

    At Fruit Logistica 2016 Marleen Vaesen, CEO at Greenyard Foods explains the structure and scope of the...

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    Marketing genius Andreas Schindler, CEO of Don Limón talks about branding

    When the local wholesale business Pilz Schindler created the brand Don Limón for its business in Hamburg it seemed like...

  • Europe
    Vice President Dole Europe explains marketing strategies

    Xavier Roussel, Marketing and Communication Director, Dole Fresh Fruit Europe speaks to AgroPress and fruitworldmedia about trends...

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    Armed Chinese Threaten Lao Banana Workers

    Armed Chinese guards are forcing Lao workers in the country’s northern Oudomxay province to labor in banana plantations contaminated with dangerous chemicals, local sources tell RFA’s Lao Service. A chief of the Nongbouadeang village in the province’s Houn district told RFA that 50 Lao workers in a Chinese-owned banana plantation in the...

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    Grower says Australian Mango Industry needs overhaul

    The Australian Mango Industry Association is releasing three new mango varieties to growers to gauge how they fare in commercial orchards. The new varieties have been in development for 15 years and it’s hoped they will eventually improve yield, quality, and shelf life for export. Australian Outback Mangoes director Ari Parker said she welcomed...

  • Breeding
    Learning from wild tomatoes for new varieties

    Wild tomatoes are better able to protect themselves against the destructive whitefly than our modern, commercial varieties, new research has shown. The study, published today in the academic journal Agronomy for Sustainable Development, shows that in our quest for larger redder, longer-lasting tomatoes we have inadvertently bred out key characteristics that help...

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    East Malling Research rescued by takeover

    A crop research company which made losses of more than £1.5 million last year has been saved...

  • Crop Science
    Center for Produce Safety on track to raise $20 million for produce safety research

    WOODLAND, Calif. – The fresh produce supply chain continues to unite to support the Center for Produce Safety’s (CPS) Campaign for Produce Safety, as leading retail and foodservice buyers and well-known producers alike announced commitments to fund produce-specific food safety research. CPS reports that it has now received funding commitments from (in...

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    University of Virginia – a new breed of fresh farmers

    Sean Tubbs | Sunday, February 07, 2016 at 5:25 p.m. A small farming operation run by University of Virginia students has turned to the community to raise money to expand its business. “We want to plant more vegetables and we also want to plant an orchard for apples, berries and other fruit...

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    Fruit Logistica successful for partner country Egypt

    More than 90 Egyptian companies supported the Egyptian Agriculture Export Council by exhibiting under its banner at FRUIT...

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    Researchers may have found a way to reduce emissions from vegetable crops

    Tasmanian researchers believe they have found a way to reduce some greenhouse gas emissions from vegetable crops. The Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) has been using small gas chambers to measure nitrous oxide emissions from potato and poppy crops across the state. Nitrous oxide, a potent greenhouse gas which is a bi-product of vegetable...

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    PMA Fresh Connections 2016 World Tour Announced

    Newark, Del. —Fresh produce and floral professionals from across the supply chain and around the world will...

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    A strong plea for reasonable avocado pricing in Australia

    Five years ago, a 5.5-kilogram tray of avocados sold for AUD$4 in Australia. Today, a single avocado goes for as high as $8. Like many fruit producers, avocado farmers across Australia have banded their efforts together under large corporate groups that coordinate marketing and schedule production to guarantee constant supply and steady...

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    Introducing Sequoia for eBee Ag

    PRESS RELEASE BY SENSEFLY Parrot’s forthcoming Sequoia multispectral sensor, due to launch in March 2016, will be immediately available for senseFly’s eBee Ag drone. Sequoia is the smallest, lightest multispectral UAS sensor released to date. It captures images of crops across four highly defined, visible and non-visible spectral bands, plus RGB imagery. In...

  • Container
    Cargo ships from the Gulf of Mexico to Philadelphia

    When the SeaLand Atlantico cargo ship arrived at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal in South Philadelphia before...

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    Florida Awaits Approval Of Bactericides To Combat Citrus Greening

    Florida’s “brand” and $10-billion economic driver, the citrus industry, could be headed for collapse if stop-gap measures aren’t found to slow citrus greening, said Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam. “What we don’t want to see is this catastrophic collapse of a 300,000 acre industry where you have fire sale real estate prices and you...

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    $20.1 million in research money against citrus greening

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Monday announced another $20.1 million in research money in the battle against citrus greening. Of that amount, nearly $6 million will go to the University of Florida, including scientists at the Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred. Another $2 million will go to the University...

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    First Container train from China to Iran

    St. Gallen, February 8, 2016. The Swiss based InterRail Group has launched another product in its China traffics in close cooperation with the railway companies concerned along the route (InterRail represents the Chinese CRCT as well as the Kazakh KTZ Express as their agent in Iran): On January 31, the first container...

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    Great start for the new video magazine at Fruit Logistica

    “A video? Really? Oh my god”. This is the answer that you can get when you are...

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    Blueberries? No. Apples? No.

    If someone tries to sell you a Minnesota banana, watch out. While it’s possible to grow a banana—or any other plant—in a greenhouse, it can’t be done cheaply enough here to compete with imported produce. That’s the dilemma of local-food growers in Minnesota: As the demand expands, farmers are running into economic limits...

  • Technology
    New LED lighting system for agricultural market

    The company LED trailblazer Lighting Science®  is pleased to debut the VividGroTM line, another innovative series of...

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    Seven new varieties of crops released by IARI

    In a development that could help improve country’s food security in the long run, the Indian Agricultural...

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    Kerala looks for ways to make more money from pineapples

    Kerala accounts for 70 per cent of India’s pineapple production, but has yet to make a mark in the overseas market. The state accounts for 70 per cent of India’s pineapple production, but has yet to make a mark in the overseas market and has not had much success in value added...

  • Featured
    Will Marijuana replace bananas?

    The Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Ralph Gonsalves said banana production in the Caribbean...

  • Featured
    Majestene Bionematicide certified for organic food production

    The first sales of Majestene Bionematicide from Marrone Bio Innovations were announced last week as it was...

  • Featured
    What you need to know from NZ at Fruit Logistica

    New Zealand has to fight a little harder – the results have always been great export products and amazing innovations. Here is a summary of the innovations and industry news from New Zealand at Fruit Logistica: Declan Graham of Plant & Food Research will be introducing a new diagnostic tool that tackles...

  • Featured
    Fruit and Vegetable Consumption in India is declining

    India may be among the highest fruit and vegetable producing countries, but Indians are lacking in adequate intake of these horticultural produce. NEW DELHI: India may be among the highest fruit and vegetable producing countries, but Indians are lacking in adequate intake of these horticultural produce. Though availability is an issue due to barriers in supply chain, the lower intake of fruits...

  • fairs
    Students from HAS University visit Fruit Logistica 2016

    Students of the HAS University’s program ‘Freshfood & Innovation’ visited Fruit Logistica in Berlin this wednesday. The visit...

  • Featured
    Bayer launches its new Galia melon variety at Fruit Logistica in Berlin

    The new Galkia brand brings back traditional taste. Thanks to innovative “ripeness indicator” melons are harvested at the...

  • Featured
    Wageningen: ‘Exploding’ sugar beet cells for faster fermentation

    Published on February 4, 2016 Sugar beet is an interesting raw material in the biobased economy as the...

  • apples
    Kurth Werth’s vision about the apple market

    South Tyrol is a very important apple growing region in Europe with nearly 90,000 hectares of orchard. Kurt...

  • Berries
    How a student might change the fate of a berry variety

    You may not have heard of it yet, but demand for Aronia berry, also known as chokeberry,...

  • Australia
    Australian family farm resists government pressure for buyout due to Panama disease

    Talks have ceased between the Robson family, whose banana farm is infected with Panama disease Tropical Race 4, and the banana growers council. Talks have ceased between the Robson family, whose banana farm is infected with Panama disease Tropical Race 4, and the banana growers council. Discussions between the Australian Banana Growers Council...

  • Featured
    Bees: insecticide increases effect of varroa mite

    Published on February 3, 2016 Honeybees infected with the Varroa destructor mite have less stamina than those which...

  • Featured
    Syngenta launches new potato and vegetable fungicide

    A new fungicide, Orondis Ultra, has recently been released by Syngenta Canada to help control oomycete diseases, downy mildews and Phytophthora specifically in potatoes and vegetables. The new fungicide contains Mandipropamid and an active ingredient called Oxathiapiprolin. Oxathiapiprolin will provide preventive and residual control at use rates much lower than fungicides currently...

  • Featured
    Fresh Produce Buyers and sellers meet to support Food Safety Research Campaign

    The fresh produce supply chain continues to unite to support the Center for Produce Safety’s (CPS) Campaign...

  • Featured
    2nd day of Fruit Logistica: More exciting content by AgroPress

    Today AgroPress will be focusing on supermarket chains and important players in the supply chain on its...

  • Featured
    Fresh Fruit Cuts appoints Melissa Blake as director of sales and marketing

    Fresh Fruit Cuts, processors of stone fruit, pears and grapes under the Woot Froot label, has named...

  • Asia
    Ho Chi Min City starts five-year plan on organic food

    A farmer in HCM City cultivates clean vegetables following VietGAP standards in his 38-hectare farm. A five-year...

  • Featured
    New variety of kinnow (Citrus) approved in Punjab

    The Punjab Seed Council on Monday has approved a new variety of kinnow (citrus) called RE-2016 which...

  • Company News
    You can win a Fruit World Map and pick it up in Berlin

    All newsletter subscribers during Fruit Logistica take part in a daily draft of the Fruit World Map. Winners...

  • Featured
    SeaLand Atlantico a maritime alternative for Mexican perishables exports to the US

    Whelan 03/02/2016 Intra-Americas shipping line SeaLand has launched a new service directly linking Mexico and Philadelphia. SeaLand...

  • Featured
    A potential Superfood goes to waste in thousands of tonnes

    Thousands of tonnes of fruit being wasted in State every year. The production of juice from cashew...

  • Featured
    Jordanian Farmers destroy tomato crops to protest losses, again

    AMMAN — Around 2,000 farmers in the southern Jordan Valley have begun destroying tomato crops in a show of anger over a season they claimed has been unprofitable, harmed by low prices in the local market and the difficulty of exporting to neighbouring countries. Emad Zakariya, one of the farmers, said they...

  • Featured
    Progressive Produce Joins Total Produce

    Los Angeles, CA – Progressive Produce is proud to announce today that 65% of its equity has been acquired by Total Produce plc of Dublin, Ireland. Progressive Produce was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Total Produce is Europe’s premier fresh produce provider. Growing, sourcing, importing, packaging, distributing...

  • Featured
    Interesting university projects receive USDA funds

    RIVER FALLS, Wis. — Faculty in the Plant and Earth Science Department at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls were recently awarded three grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, totaling more than $800,000. Under the direction of Brian Smith, UW-River Falls professor of horticulture and commercial small-fruit Extension specialist, the first project...

  • Crop Science
    Growing tomato’s with algae crates more flavor and is good for the environment

    The university of Ghent (Belgium) has developed a new way of recycling fertilizer. They discovered that if...

  • Company News
    HM.CLAUSE buys Genica Research Corporation

    Addition Brings Top Talent and Increased Research Capacity Davis, California (PRWEB) February 01, 2016 HM.CLAUSE, via its parent company, Limagrain (through its wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary Vilmorin USA Corp.), is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Genica Research Corporation (USA), which is headquartered in Dixon, California....

  • Featured
    Traditional fruit tree planting promotes animal diversity

    Traditional fruit gardens planted by indigenous communities in the Malaysian rainforest increase the diversity of the animals who make it their home, research has found. The study, led by researchers at The University of Nottingham’s campuses in the UK and Malaysia, has shown that the impact of humans can have positive outcomes...

  • Featured
    Meet us at Fruit Logistica!

    As you well know AgroPress and http://fruitworldmedia.com/ cares a lot about in-depth journalism on all topics relevant for members...

  • Featured
    “Stay cool – we care”: New Reefer Guide at Fruit Logistica

    Hamburg/Berlin, February 1, 2016. Hamburg Süd shipping company will once again prove its expertise in the transportation of fresh produce at this year’s Fruit Logistica trade fair in Berlin. Hamburg Süd is already one of the top five reefer container carriers worldwide, and a leader in the transportation of food products including...

  • Export
    Lab for toxic free pistachio’s from Iran

    The Wageningen University start a laboratory in Iran for more food safety. The RIKILT Wageningen UR did...

  • Featured
    $700 million export apple crop forecast for 2016 in New Zealand

    Hawke’s Bay and the rest of New Zealand’s apple growing regions are set to reap the rewards of a record $700 million export apple crop forecast for 2016. Pipfruit New Zealand chief executive Alan Pollard said with final crop estimates now in, the industry is expecting to produce 19.5 million export cartons for...

  • Featured
    Mafia uses slave labour for tinned tomatoes dumped in Australia

    The sun-kissed image of Italian canned tomatoes has been tainted by revelations of products picked and processed by mafia-run slave labour. Australian food retailers have been advised to map supply chains to counteract the “shocking ­exploitation” of ­migrant workers in Italy’s tomato crops and production. Italian ­unions and The Weekend Australian have...

  • Featured
    Eggplant and potato in one plant?

    It’s a Twofer! Eggplants and Potatoes in One Plant Humans have been hand-grafting plants for at least a thousand years. The reasons for the practice are varied, including increasing the fruit production, water uptake, and disease resistance of various plants. You may be most familiar with the practice as it relates to...

  • Featured
    NZ honors growers

    The past, present, and future achievements of Hawke’s Bay’s finest fruitgrowers were celebrated last night at the annual Hawke’s Bay Fruitgrowers Industry Awards. Hawke’s Bay Fruitgrowers’ Association president Lesley Wilson said the industry needed people, specifically the highly skilled and educated in the crowd of almost 250 at last night’s celebration. “The...

  • Technology
    Overview: Japanese agriculture technology innovations

    Japanese machinery makers are developing technology that promises to make farming life easier. With fewer young hands...

  • Technology
    Kubota unveiled its first driverless tractor.

    The Japanese manufacturer Kubota unveiled its first driverless tractor. The tractor uses GPS to determine its location,...

  • Featured
    Grow marijuana instead of bananas?

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves is calling for a collective Caribbean approach regarding the trade and other benefits of marijuana cultivation in the region. “We have to have the studies. That is why I advocated the Caribbean marijuana commission. In the changing global...

  • Featured
    A new chilli variety that saves labour cost

    Did you know that about Rs. 320 crore is being spent in the country annually just to de-stem/stalk the chillies? To tackle this labour-intensive issue, a Dharwad-based private research centre has come out with a chilli variety which can be harvested without stalk/stem from the plant. When the fruit is plucked after...

  • Bananas
    The imminent death of the Cavendish banana

    The Cavendish banana is threatened by the Panama disease. This disease is really getting out of control...

  • Featured
    Robots and autonomous super tractors are the solution for efficiency

    Agriculture must become more efficient: Robots and autonomous supertractors are one important solution, according the article of...

  • Crop Science
    Potential for the Andean bean?

    Until today, there was little attention for the Andean bean. The bean was always overlooked by researchers...

  • Featured
    New report available: Vegetables (Preserved And Frozen) Analysis and Forecast to 2020”

    IndexBox Marketing has just published a new report “World: Vegetables (Preserved And Frozen) – Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2020” Belgium continued its dominance in the global trade of preserved and frozen vegetable. In 2014, Belgium exported 1,260 thousand tonnes of preserved and frozen vegetables totaling 1,378 million USD, 4% under...

  • Featured
    AgroPress hosts workshop about business potential in Iran

    The end of trade barriers with Iran offers enormous potential for the global agriculture business. Over the last 30...

  • Featured
    Filtering water, chances for horticulture?

    In some regions growers have not enough access to water to spray on their crops. The university...

  • Technology
    A new fruit-sorting robot will change the fruit chain

    The firm Cambridge Consultants has developed a new robotic system for picking fruit. The robotic system uses...

  • Crop Protection
    Argentina battles biggest locust plague in 60 years

    According to the New York Times the biggest locust plague in 60 years is going on in...

  • Featured
    UASC embarks to an open Iran

    Shipping line United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) has announced that it started accepting shipments to and from Iran following the news that non-US citizens and companies are now allowed to trade with the country. UASC’s statement follows the U.S. Treasury Department’s recent announcement that non-Americans are now allowed to do business with Iran...

  • Science
    Crowdfunding for grow plants on Mars

    Researchers of the Wageningen UR initiated a project to grow and harvest fruits and vegetables on Martian...

  • Machinery
    The drone is the new tractor

    The flying tractor is coming. Meanwhile there is no farmer in the field, the drone can spray...

  • Featured
    Climate change and El Nino hit the Philippines

    The growth in Philippine agricultural production was almost flat in 2015, inching up by a measly 0.1 percent to settle at P788.7 billion based on 2006 prices, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). Growth teetered on the brink of contraction following the 1.4-percent improvement recorded in 2014, when output was valued...

  • Featured
    New lychee varieties offer great margins for growers

    Record prices and export growth have helped to soften the blow of variable lychee production in many growing areas. With about four weeks remaining in the season, the industry has been buoyed by strong consumer demand for lychees which, has been partially driven by the popularity of new varieties. Brisbane-based marketing executive Martin...

  • Featured
    US winter vegetable capital suffers from too warm weather

    Palm Beach County is known as the nation’s winter vegetable capital — but even with this past weekend’s cold snap there’s been way too much summer so far this winter. This season’s generally warm and wet weather has farmers on edge as crops have grown too quickly, which has affected quality. When...

  • Featured
    Fresh produce prices drive inflation in Canada

    OTTAWA – Fuelled by climbing prices for fresh fruits and vegetables, the pace of Canada’s annual inflation rate accelerated last month to 1.6 per cent, Statistics Canada said Friday. Inflation grew at its fastest pace in December since late 2014. Last month’s number also followed a 1.4 per cent year-over-year increase in...

  • Featured
    CitraPac, maker of Fruit Pearls is hiring

    CitraPac may hire first employees in MarchSEBRING — Unseasonably wet winter weather has delayed construction at CitraPac, president Gregg Harshman said Friday. “We don’t plan to open now until June,” Harshman said. “That is, pending no further delays.” The pad has been poured, the parking lot has been blacktopped at the construction...

  • Featured
    Where citrus once grew, new uses sprout

    Kevin Powers and I bounced down a pitted Indiantown road on a perfect afternoon last week, looking for basil I’d come, actually, to talk about the citrus industry, to see the remains of the citrus groves that used to ring this part of southwestern Martin County. Earlier in the day, in his...

  • Featured
    Sweet success for Coffs Coast mango growers

    GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY: Les and Judy Betland at their Korora mango farm where they produce fruit for the domestic market. IF YOU buy a mango from a supermarket or fruit shop in the coming months, there’s a chance it was grown right here on the Coffs Coast. Local growers Les and Judy Betland...

  • Featured
    Haiti’s Fraudulent Presidential Frontrunner Seizes Land for His Own Banana Republic

    A version of this piece originally appeared in Upside Down World.Two years ago, Jovenel Moïse, the only man running in Haiti’s fraudulent presidential election run-offs this Sunday, dispossessed as many as 800 peasants and destroyed houses and crops, according to farmers’ associations leaders in the Trou-du-Nord zone. Those affected farmers, who had...

  • Featured
    EU sees high potential for apple exports to India

    The European Union on Friday welcomed the announcement of improved access to the Indian market for EU apple exports. “Improved access to the Indian market represents another positive step in finding alternative markets for EU producers, in light of the ongoing difficult market situation,” said Phil Hogan, agriculture and rural development commissioner,...

  • Featured
    Survey tests acceptance of more tropical fruit trees in the hands of growers around Hawaii

    The push to get more tropical fruit trees in the hands of growers around Hawaii received help this month with the publication of a statewide survey that shines light on current trends.The survey, conducted by the Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers and funded with $1,500 from the County of Hawaii’s Department of Research...

  • Featured
    New pea variety promises higher yields

    After 10 years of research, the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) department of vegetable science has developed a new variety of pea crop — Matar Ageta-7 or MA-7. Department expert RK Dhall said this early-maturing variety had the potential to give much higher yield than the varieties released earlier. “The performance of MA-7...

  • Featured
    Czech fruit growers happy about record year

    Contrary to expectations, Czech fruit growers achieved very good results last year. Despite the extremely dry and hot summer, the overall fruit harvest increased by 24 percent year-on-year to 188,462 tonnes, which is the best result since 2006. The head of the fruit grower’s union, Martin Ludvík, announced the results this week....

  • Featured
    Jordan Valley growers in distress because of closed borders

    Farmers in the Jordan Valley are expressing anger and dissatisfaction with what they term government lack of support by dumping and destroying their tomato crops. Due to the closure of the Syrian and Iraqi borders, this is the fifth season farmers are facing losses, unable to sell all the tomato production, which...

  • Featured
    Can Germany’s heirloom apple varieties be saved?

    Germany has thousands of kinds of apples – but due to changes in farming and lifestyle, many are at risk of disappearing forever. A network of experts is trying to preserve rare and ancient, specially adapted varieties.Apples are among the world’s favorite fruits – and at any given moment, you can walk...

  • Featured
    The Cookie Monster will be the Avocado Monster for a while

    Avocados From Mexico (AFM), a non-profit 501c6 organization and the No. 1 selling avocado brand in the U.S., has partnered with Sesame Street, known for its commitment to developing kids’ healthy habits, to help educate families about the health benefits of fresh avocados and the importance of maintaining a well-balanced diet. Research...

  • Featured
    Irrigation survey in NZ to assess water permits

    A survey of how much land is being used for growing fruit and veges will provide important information for consenting, planning and demand for water in summer. This month Gisborne District Council staff are mapping crop types and land uses, aiming to gather data that will be compared with trends over past...

  • Featured
    Compac’s New Optical Sorting Platform installed at Washington Fruit & Produce Co.

    AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Jan. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Compac, a world leader in post-harvest integrated solutions and...

  • Featured
    Packer Lawrencedale Agro Processing India expands partnership with Star

    Fresh produce aggregating company – Lawrencedale Agro Processing India has expanded its scope of partnership with Star, a Tata-Tesco enterprise, by launching co-branded packets “Specially Packed for Star”. These co-branded fresh produce packs will be available at Star Extra in Bengaluru. “Earlier, Star – a multi-format hypermarket chain present in Maharashtra and...

  • Featured
    India 2nd largest fruit producer in world

    New Delhi: The green revolution of the 1960s and 1970s ended chronic food deficits and while cereals...

  • Featured
    Potatoes on Mars: Peruvian team tests if vegetable will grow on Red Planet

    The Nasa project could be applied both to an attempt to colonise Mars and, on Earth, to...

  • Featured
    New Scientific Papers Highlight Importance Of Vegetables In Diets Of Children

    McLean, VA – What role do vegetables play in meeting the nutritional needs of children? Do infants and toddlers consume enough vegetables to meet adequate energy and nutrient requirements for healthy growth and development? And if not, how can we ensure that very young children develop a taste for and reap the...

  • Featured
    Tireless Advocate Tackles Tiny Pest, Earns Excellence in IPM Award

    by Mary Woodsen Dale-Ila Riggs Geneva, NY. January 21, 2016: Dale-Ila Riggs, president of the New York Berry Growers Association, knew well the danger when SWD (aka spotted wing drosophila) blew into New York in 2012. This tiny new pest ravished millions of dollars worth of raspberries and blueberries. Now, for her...

  • Fresh Fruit
    Fighting the Suzukii fruit fly

    Iowa State University publish a publication about managing against the fruit fly. AMES, Iowa – An invasive...

  • Farming
    Vegetable made in Alaska – in january

    In a place where there’s not much fresh produce to begin with, vertical farms are showing their...

  • Featured
    Dubai schools encouraged to teach children how to grow fruit and vegetables

    DUBAI // Schools across the emirate are being encouraged to create their own fruit and vegetable gardens, as a way of promoting healthy eating and to teach pupils science in a more practical way. At the moment 45 schools – a quarter of private schools in Dubai – have some kind of...

  • Featured
    Is banning neonicotinoids threatening agricultural productivity?

    A senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) recently told Crop Protection News that a lawsuit filed against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in an effort to heavily regulate — or even ban — the use of  neonicotinoids could prove detrimental to all involved. The suit filed by several beekeepers and private environmental...

  • Featured
    Grants for research robotics for harvesting orchards

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) aNational Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced $3 million...

  • Featured
    The next big thing: An apple that smells like an orange?

    For more than a century filmmakers have been dreaming of making the illusion of movies more realistic by using artificial scents. The use of scents in conjunction with film dates back to 1906, before the introduction of sound. In this first instance, a 1958 issue of Film Daily claims that Samuel Roxy...

  • Featured
    Amcor to host exclusive conference programme at Fruit Logistica

    Amcor, the original and leading supplier of flexible packaging solutions for fresh produce, has unveiled details of...

  • Featured
    You can still take part in our new video magazine!

    AgroPress will introduce its online video magazine this february at Fruit Logistica. The magazine features important topics...

  • Featured
    The USDA annual report about Australia’s Citrus industry for 2015 is available.

    The USDA annual report about Australia’s Citrus industry for 2015 is available. The harvest of fresh oranges...

  • Featured
    Fighting poverty in Nigeria with tomatoes

    It’s a situation that mirrors the giant oil industry, where Nigeria has abundant resources but has lacked the capacity, will or ability to exploit it, forcing a reliance on imports. But Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote is hoping to change tomato production with a giant factory that will boost domestic output, create...

  • Featured
    Let’s go to Iran: The enormous business opportunities for the fresh produce industry

    Business people from all over the world  were waiting for the lifting of sanctions against Iran, as Iranian exporters and traders. Fruit World and The Clipper, the AgroPress publications have been in close contact with the Islamic Republic of Iran for more than 20 years. Now we are very proud to announce our...

  • Featured
    Sanctions against Iran lifted – access to financial institutions possible

    This is the moment many Iranians and Business people around the world have awaited desperately. In the...

  • Featured
    CAPCO sounds cooler than Central American Produce

    Industry pioneer Central American Produce is getting a new look. Following the huge success of the CAPCO...

  • Featured
    Pink Lady Teams Up With ‘How To Be Single’ To Offer European Weekends Away

    Pink Lady® has announced a partnership with upcoming film “How to be Single” – Releasing in cinemas...

  • Featured
    Great food for thought about the US orange industry

    Oranges and the citrus industry have had an undeniable impact on Southern California’s landscape. The vast acres...

  • Featured
    Study about Preservatives/Antioxidants in Food and Beverages available

    Today’s consumers want all the convenience of longer shelf lives but are also demanding cleaner labels on their packaged food and drinks, a situation that presents serious challenges for the preservatives and antioxidants industry. This report discusses how the clean label revolution is impacting the market for traditional preservatives and antioxidant s,...

  • Asia
    Banana prices in India to remain under pressure after the floods

    Come winter, the consumption of banana, once touted as the poor man’s fruit, drops. And more so...

  • Featured
    These hard facts could boost your fresh fruit business

    Flavonoid-rich foods like blueberries, cherries, radishes and citrus fruits may reduce the risk of erectile dysfunction in...

  • Featured
    Status and Prospects of Passion Fruit Production and Processing in India

    Passion fruit stands out not only for its exotic and unique flavour and aroma but also for...

  • Featured
    Illinois university travels to Ethiopia to prevent post-harvest losses

    CHAMPAIGN – In Ethiopia, many households rely on vegetable production. While the country has a generally favorable...

  • Featured
    Pazazz: Just another apple variety?

    Eating apples used to be a pretty straightforward endeavor. Usually offered as part of your school lunch,...

  • Featured
    Kashmir apples fear opening of ports for imports

    Sweet apples have turned sour for fruit growers in Kashmir. Centre’s decision to relax the import restriction on foreign apples has sounded a death knell to Kashmir’s fledgling fruit industry which is expecting to incur immediate financial losses of Rs 400 crore. This followed the notification of Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) allowing...

  • apples
    Netherlands agriculture sector new export record.

    The agriculture sector of the Netherlands has exported 82 billion euro in 2015. This is 700 million...

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