Monthly Archives: January 2017

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Food Safety Act will affect citrus

By | January 30th, 2017|Global Industry News|

University of Florida researcher Mark Ritenour kicked off the Florida Citrus Show in Fort Pierce on January 25 with an overview of new federal regulations with which fresh fruit growers must comply, starting with large producers in two years. The regulations are part of the Food Safety Modernization Act. Water that is likely to contact [...]

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Spaniards embarrass with false claims

By | January 30th, 2017|SA Industry News|

Spanish citrus growers are wiping egg off their faces after making false claims that sub-standard navel oranges on Spanish supermarket shelves were South African. It turns out the oranges were grown by the Spanish themselves. The furore started last month in the Valencia region when the local Growers' Union rallied loudly against the "South African" [...]

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New apple variety produced in Nigeria

By | January 10th, 2017|Global Industry News|

Nigerian apple lovers will be delighted to hear that a new apple variety is being grown there. Usually apples are imported widely from South Africa, Europe and Asia as the Nigerian climate isn't suitable for most apples. "The new variety - Bell apple - is a unique and amazing tropical apple variety now produced in [...]

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New technologies in citrus irrigation

By | January 6th, 2017|Global Industry News|

At last year's International Citrus Congress, Danilo Luchiari, consultant from GTACC and one of the coordinators of the parallel symposium about irrigation, spoke about new technologies and their application of theories on everyday tools in citrus crops. One of the innovations in irrigation is the use of DRIS (Diagnosis and Recommendation Integration System), a monitoring [...]

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Info on the risk of CBS infection for each citrus growing region in SA

By | January 6th, 2017|SA Industry News|

CRI-PhytRisk (www.cri-phytrisk.co.za) is a website that gives information on the risk of Citrus Black Spot (CBS) infection for each citrus growing region in South Africa on a daily basis, together with the suitability of fungicide spray conditions based on weather conditions as forecast by yr.no. CRI-PhytRisk aims to answer the following questions: 1. Were weather [...]

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