Monthly Archives: December 2019

Soft citrus plantings to overtake navel hectares in SA

By | December 13th, 2019|SA Industry News|

South African growers have added just under 25,000ha of citrus groves over the past decade. The South African citrus industry has grown so much during the past decade that even though navels have decreased as a percentage of the total citrus plantings, the amount of hectares under oranges has nonetheless increased. Oranges make up a [...]

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Frescitrus expects 30% drop in Spanish citrus production

By | December 13th, 2019|Global Industry News|

According to the Huelva-based agrarian society Frescitrus, the citrus production in the current campaign (2019/2020) will fall by between 25 and 30% compared to the previous season, when 16,235,000 kilos of oranges and 21,281,000 kilos of clementines were harvested. Alfonso Tomé, manager of the entity, said that “in the case of oranges, the total volume [...]

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Sando expands development to South Africa

By | December 13th, 2019|SA Industry News|

Alcanar Verd Citrus i VIVERS and Stargrow Cultivar Development announced that they have recently concluded an agreement for the development of the citrus variety, Sando, in South Africa. Sando is a late maturing clementine mutation of Fina with outstanding fruit quality. It was development by Alcanar Verd Citrus i VIVERS in Taragonna in Spain and [...]

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New grape varieties are becoming increasingly important

By | December 13th, 2019|Global Industry News|

In the Netherlands, the overseas grape season is well on its way. Supplies are currently coming in from Peru, and, recently, from South Africa. Importers are expecting a better season than last year. Then, an oversupply made for low prices. The import season in America started at the beginning of November. There is, therefore, no [...]

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Spanish researchers develop a method to identify organic oranges

By | December 13th, 2019|Global Industry News|

Through a study called 'A holistic approach to authenticate organic sweet oranges (Citrus Sinensis L. cv Osbeck) using different techniques and data fusion', a group of researchers of the Cordoba-based Alameda del Obispo center, which belongs to IFAPA, have developed a system to differentiate organically-grown oranges from conventional ones. This is done by combining physical [...]

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Seven more countries join World Citrus Organization

By | December 13th, 2019|Global Industry News|

The recently-launched World Citrus Organisation is set to expand its membership from seven to fourteen countries. Together, these countries represent 70% of global citrus exports – creating a powerful global platform for dialogue and action between the citrus-producing countries worldwide. The WCO was formed in October when sector representatives from Argentina, Chile, Italy, Morocco, Peru, [...]

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