Monthly Archives: May 2018

Australia to combat citrus canker

By | May 18th, 2018|Global Industry News|

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Western Australia has confirmed the detection of citrus canker on three properties in the State’s north, linked to imported plants from the Northern Territory. The department has conducted tracing and testing of plants imported from Darwin, where citrus canker has been detected. Department Biosecurity Executive Director Mia [...]

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Spain, Argentina and South Africa lemon reps meet

By | May 18th, 2018|SA Industry News|

Representatives from Spain, Argentina and South Africa, the biggest lemon exporters worldwide, held a meeting recently. One of the points in the agenda was the significant growth of lemon production in these countries. "There are concerns about the quick growth in the production," said the Spanish representative. "We are currently analysing the situation in order [...]

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Cape expects rain in May

By | May 4th, 2018|SA Industry News|

The rainy season could start well in the Cape. There is, however, uncertainty about the rest of the season. This is according to Johan van den Berg, Climatologist at Santam Agriculture. Short and medium-term predictions clearly show a reasonably good chance of cold fronts in May. These may cause rain. “We are still very uncertain about [...]

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Company claims to have beaten citrus greening

By | May 4th, 2018|Global Industry News|

As HLB, or Citrus Greening, continues to devastate the Florida citrus industry, many different organizations, including the citrus industry itself, researchers, and commercial manufacturers are trying to find ways to minimize or ideally eliminate the disease. ScoringAg, a Florida based food safety equipment manufacturer, has developed several different techniques that growers can use to prevent [...]

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Citrus scientist aims to help US citrus industry with micro-budding

By | May 4th, 2018|Global Industry News|

The citrus industry in the United States is facing a lot of challenges. Citrus greening, high labor costs, and other factors are taking their toll on US citrus growers. A Texas-based citrus scientist and entrepreneur is aiming to turn this around with a method that hastens the maturing of citrus trees and densifies orchards in [...]

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Gold Star starts new direct service to South Africa

By | May 4th, 2018|SA Industry News|

Gold Star Line (GSL) continues build up its network with a new service that will provide a direct connection between China, Southeast Asia and South Africa. The SA1 service will be launched on May 7, operating on a weekly rotation to meet growing demand for improved services to Africa’s economic powerhouse. The new service will [...]

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