All posts tagged "Fruit and Vegetables"

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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