Monthly Archives: February 2017

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Fall Armyworm research from CRI

By | February 25th, 2017|SA Industry News|

Citrus is listed in CABI’s Invasive Species Compendium as a minor host of the fall armyworm, Spopoptera frugiperda.  However, no source for this listing could be found.  Neither could any other reference to citrus as a host of the fall armyworm be found.  Consequently, contact was made with entomologists in Mexico (where the pest originates [...]

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Breakthrough for SA table grapes

By | February 25th, 2017|SA Industry News|

According to South African table grape producers and exporters, one of the biggest breakthroughs since deregulation in agriculture has just been confirmed by the South African Table Grape Industry (SATI) and the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF). The producer organisation SATI is delighted that China changed the cold treatment protocol of South African table [...]

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How a plant resists drought

By | February 25th, 2017|Global Industry News|

Climate change will bring worsening droughts that threaten crops. One potential way to protect crops is by spraying them with a compound that induces the plants to become more drought resistant. Now, by identifying the key molecular mechanism that enables a plant to minimize water loss, researchers may be one step closer to that goal. [...]

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Underpinning drought tolerance

By | February 25th, 2017|Global Industry News|

Regions all over the globe are suffering from severe drought, which threatens crop production worldwide. This is especially worrisome given the need to increase, not just maintain, crop yields to feed the increasing global population. Over the course of evolution, plants have developed mechanisms to adapt to periods of inadequate water, and as any gardener [...]

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Florida’s biggest citrus exporter bought by Wonderful

By | February 5th, 2017|Global Industry News|

Wonderful Citrus, a mandarin company which sells under the brand Wonderful Halos, announced it has purchased Florida’s largest citrus marketer and exporter, DNE World Fruit. Wonderful Citrus is owned by Los Angeles billionaires Lynda and Stewart Resnick The purchase of DNE World Fruit, DNE International and the assets of World Pack Cold Storage, a division [...]

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