Monthly Archives: October 2016

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Global demand skyrockets for NZ’s apple flour

By | October 18th, 2016|Global Industry News|

International demand for an apple-based flour, developed at the University of Auckland, has skyrocketed. The flour could be on the local market next year. Consumer appetite for the apple flour, created from fruit pulp normally dumped as waste, has taken its creators by surprise. Biological scientists at the University of Auckland, Associate Professor Silas Granato [...]

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SA’s sugar tax could include pure fruit juices

By | October 18th, 2016|SA Industry News|

South Africa could add pure fruit juices to the list of drinks expected to face a levy under a proposed tax on sugary drinks, the Treasury has said, in a country where more than half of adults are overweight. In his budget speech in February, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan proposed the tax on sugary drinks to [...]

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History is repeating itself

By | October 10th, 2016|Global Industry News|

Research is looking at what we can learn from the Asian citrus psyllid’s (ACP) history, specifically ACP movement throughout Southern California. Psyllid finds in Central California are mimicking the insect’s history of spread. University of California, Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources held it’s California Asian Citrus Psyllid and Huanglongbing Research and Extension Summit at [...]

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Orchards of the future

By | October 10th, 2016|Global Industry News|

f asked what commercial fruit orchards might look like in the future – even up to a century from now – those who’ve studied orchards closely will give you a wide range of answers. The speculation begins below. Greg Peck, assistant professor of horticulture at Virginia Tech, tackled this question with graduate students Ashley Thompson and [...]

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FSA expands footprint

By | October 8th, 2016|SA Industry News|

Fruit South Africa and the ASSOCIAZIONE ITALIANA COMMERCIO ESTERO (AICE) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote mutual trade and investment opportunities in the fresh fruit sectors between South Africa and Italy. AICE is a non-profit entrepreneurial association, established in Milan – with over 70 years’ experience working to promote business relations between [...]

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Good 2016/17 crop season on the cards

By | October 8th, 2016|SA Industry News|

As South Africa gets closer to the predicted weakening of the El Nino pattern, and a transition into La Niña, there is a high probability of above normal rainfall early in summer, which would lead to a good 2016/17 crop season. Fruit and vegetable prices could also ease towards the end of the year as [...]

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