Monthly Archives: April 2016

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Spain: Necessary to diversify citrus sector

By | April 28th, 2016|Global Industry News|

In order to analyse the current situation of the citrus sector and to present the best techniques and available technologies that could improve the profitability of citrus farms, Eumedia, publisher of the magazine Vida Rural, organised the 1st Plan STAR Cítricos in Hotel Barceló, in Valencia. The conference, which has been sponsored by ENESA, Massey Ferguson, [...]

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Fungus causes Florida’s oranges to fall early

By | April 28th, 2016|Global Industry News|

The rainy, foggy days, brought on by El Nino weather patterns, have caused the spread of a fungal disease which is causing Florida's oranges to drop from the trees prematurely. The fungal disease, PFD, or post bloom fruit drop is affecting all types of orange trees statewide. Bryan Beer is a fifth generation orange grower [...]

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Citrus growers in South Africa face losses of about R50 m

By | April 25th, 2016|SA Industry News|

Citrus growers in South Africa face losses of about R50 m after voluntarily suspending all exports of organic lemons to the EU due to the risk of citrus black spot. Farmers said they were choosing to view the suspension of exports to the EU as a way to help safeguard a key market. Organic lemons [...]

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Citrogold back in court on Tango mandarin

By | April 25th, 2016|Uncategorised|

Plant Breeder's Rights have been awarded and 4 producers are already growing the Tango variety, but Citrogold has advised caution as it returns to court. The case will be argued in the Western Cape Division of the High Court in Cape Town. The interdict application was brought by NCP & Citrogold against Eurosemillas, Stagrow and [...]

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