All posts tagged "fruit production"

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    SPAIN: Citrus cultivation not organic, but without poison

    Spain, with an area under cultivation of 144,000 ha, is the “European champion” in orange production with...

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    First experience with digital agriculture proves its effectiveness

    The rapid growth of the Earth population requires at least doubling of agricultural production by 2050. Meanwhile...

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    Upcoming print edition: Advanced IT systems for fruit marketing

    South Africa is acknowledged as a major supplier of a wide range of fresh produce to destinations...

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    North America is set to be Zespri’s next kiwifruit growing territory

    North America is set to be Zespri’s next kiwifruit growing territory as consumer demand there soars for...

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    Northern Hemisphere kiwifruit harvest well underway for Zespri

    The harvest of Zespri Kiwifruit from Northern Hemisphere orchards is well underway, with total volumes expected to...

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    Japanese University develops self-driving robots to tackle labor shortage in farming

    Amid a severe shortage of manpower, a team comprised of researchers from private companies and a university in Aichi Prefecture is working on developing a self-driving robot that uses cutting-edge technology to support flower-growing farmers. In fiscal 2019 the group hopes to start marketing automated, handcart-type robots that follow pickers of roses...

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    Horticulture in India grows less than population

    Horticulture production is estimated at 307.2 million tonnes (mt) in the current year (July-June), up 2.2 per cent over last year , according to second advance estimates of released by the Union Agriculture Ministry on Tuesday. Last year’s production was 300.6 mt. The production of fruits is estimated to be about 94.4...

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    Study: Apple and peach production, distribution and consumption in Mediterranean fruit sector

    Peach and apple are two important products in the Mediterranean fruit sector. The aim of this work is to analyse environmentally the entire life cycle stages of Mediterranean fruit production, from cradle to grave, considering agricultural, retail, consumption and disposal stages, using a multiyear approach with data from ten years of real...

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    Study: Future sunburn browning risk in apple

    Climate change impact assessments are predominantly undertaken for the purpose of informing future adaptation decisions. Often, the complexity of the methodology hinders the actionable outcomes. The approach used here illustrates the importance of considering uncertainty in future climate projections, at the same time providing robust and simple to interpret information for decision-makers....

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    Hortgro reacts to Oriental Fruit Fly interception in Grabouw area

    Over the past decade Hortgro has been pro-actively preparing for the possibility of the occurrence of Bactrocera dorsalis or Oriental Fruit Fly (OFF) in the Western Cape. Hortgro Science’s Crop Protection Programme has been conducting research since 2005 in an effort to prepare for such a possibility, said Hugh Campbell, Hortgro Science’s...

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