Monthly Archives: July 2017

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Maersk still not back on track

By | July 21st, 2017|Global Industry News|

Three weeks after Maersk was hit by the Petya ransomware which disrupted some of its operations, the logistics company is still not back to 100%. In its latest update, the Danish conglomerate admitted: "We acknowledge that while overall progress is being made, you may still encounter delays in response time in some locations." Nevertheless, significant [...]

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AU citrus grower trials bending technique to boost production

By | July 21st, 2017|Global Industry News|

Citrus farmers in Sunraysia are thinking outside the box by using international production trends to increase their markets and fast-track production by a year. With new growing techniques such as 'tree branch bending' being implemented, it has allowed larger production methods to meet supplier demands for mandarins. Citrus grower Toby Hederics manages a farm at [...]

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No relief in sight for anxious Cape farmers

By | July 21st, 2017|SA Industry News|

The drought gripping the Western Cape shows no sign of abating and threatens to decimate the province’s crucial agricultural sector. Halfway through the Western Cape’s winter rainy season, rainfall remains disappointingly erratic, dam levels are still critically low and farmers are anxious, with big losses expected. Agriculture is the backbone of the province’s economy. The [...]

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Good Valencia season in the north of South Africa

By | July 21st, 2017|SA Industry News|

“The citrus season in the north is much as we hoped, with volumes up after the devastating hail in Hoedspruit,” says Maarten Venter, marketing manager at Zest Fruit. “Quality is good, although fruit reached maturity a bit earlier than usual, so we expect to be finished about two weeks earlier on citrus from the north. [...]

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EU exports

By | July 5th, 2017|SA Industry News|

Growers and other value chain role-players to the European Union have been vigilant in applying the CBS Risk Management System (RMS) and the False Codling Moth Management System (FMS). As the season goes into the heavy July period it is important that this vigilance continues – the pre- and post-harvest measures for these two pests [...]

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SA drought could have long-term impact on the economy

By | July 5th, 2017|SA Industry News|

The drought currently hitting South Africa's Western Cape could affect long-term growth in the country's economy, including agriculture. “The Western Cape is probably South Africa’s most important export province in terms of agricultural products. The deciduous fruit industry, wine industry and increasingly the citrus industry, are all key export [commodities] that contribute significantly to the [...]

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California Budget Adds Funds to Fight HLB

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

California is adding funds to help the fight against HLB. Governor Brown signed the 2017 Budget Act this week, which authorizes $10 million to fight the spread of the invasive Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) insect and the deadly and incurable plant disease it can carry, huanglongbing (HLB). “California Citrus Mutual applauds Governor Brown and members [...]

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