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Predicted lemon volumes were ambitious

By | November 28th, 2016|SA Industry News|

With the increased plantings of lemons now starting to reach harvesting age it was anticipated that lemon packed for export volumes would surpass previous years – the Lemon Focus Group settled on an estimate of 16.1 million cartons (2015 15 m and 2014 13.2 m). This proved ambitious as the final packed for export volume [...]

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Don’t reduce efforts to control Asian citrus psyllids

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

Gardinier Florida Citrus General Manager Lee Jones, one of several attending a Gulf Citrus Health Management Area Workshop on November 15 in Immokalee, wanted to share a message with fellow growers. The message: Don’t reduce efforts to control HLB-spreading Asian citrus psyllids. “Everybody’s groves this year are looking a little better,” Jones told Citrus Industry [...]

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Declining fresh fruit taste

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

Lake Wales fresh citrus grower Marshall Hartley tells why many growers hesitate to move forward with citrus replanting. He also discusses declining fresh fruit taste. “I don’t think that we’ve got the perfect tree yet, and everybody’s kind of wondering, where am I going to spend my last dollar?” Hartley says. “Do I need to [...]

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Drought relief for SA farmers

By | November 10th, 2016|SA Industry News|

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has allocated R212 million to assist provinces that have been severely affected by the drought.. R29 million has been allocated to the Eastern Cape, Free State R31 million, KwaZulu-Natal R23 million, Limpopo R28 million, Mpumalanga R26 million, Northern Cape R25 million, North West R38 million and the Western [...]

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Improving fruit quality

By | November 1st, 2016|Global Industry News|

The loss of organic acids during postharvest storage is one of the major factors that reduces the fruit quality and economic value of citrus. Citrate is the most important organic acid in citrus fruits. Molecular evidence has proved that γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) shunt plays a key role in citrate metabolism. Here, we investigated the effects [...]

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