Monthly Archives: February 2018

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Ozone treatment reduces rot

By | February 9th, 2018|Global Industry News|

Citrus fruits have a tissue pH below 4 and are therefore heavily subjected to fungal attacks during the post-harvest phase. Penicillium italicum and P. digitatum represent the most common and serious causes of alteration during both storage and distribution. Physiologists and chemists from the Pablo de Olavide University in Seville studied the effects of continuous [...]

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Citrus black spot: new evidence reviewed

By | February 9th, 2018|Global Industry News|

EFSA’s plant health experts have reviewed a study that suggests the pathogen which causes citrus black spot disease (CBS) is present in Europe. Phyllosticta citricarpa is listed as a quarantine plant pest in the EU and has never before been identified in the territory. The authors of the paper reported finding the fungal pathogen in [...]

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Water offer to temporarily relieve Cape Town’s stress

By | February 9th, 2018|SA Industry News|

Incredibly, there is one area in the Western Cape, close to Cape Town, that is not experiencing the drought to the same debilitating degree. The Overberg region, comprising towns like Grabouw, Hermanus and Swellendam is coming to the aid of Cape Town. The Groenland Water User Association (GWUA) in the Overberg has offered to transfer [...]

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Fresh food e-commerce booming in China

By | February 9th, 2018|Global Industry News|

Thanks to the booming development of e-commerce in China, more and more people are turning to fresh food apps for their daily shopping. Data from consulting firm iResearch shows China's fresh food e-commerce industry grew by 59.7% in 2017 to 139.1 billion yuan (22.1 billion U.S. dollars). Among foods purchased online, fruit is the most [...]

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