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Keeping fruit flies at bay

By | November 28th, 2019|SA Industry News|

Insect experts from the Stellenbosch University Department of Conservation Ecology and Entomology are part of a large-scale research project involving experts from 15 countries. It aims to develop the science and technology needed to better detect, prevent and manage Europe’s growing fruit fly problem. The project is made all the more urgent in light of [...]

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Late overseas citrus on the rise

By | November 28th, 2019|SA Industry News|

A recent semi-annual USDA report showed that, in 2018/2019, the cultivation and export of, among others, South African easy-peelers, is expected to rise significantly. This report is based on preliminary figures. This increase is a result of the acreage that was being expanded and is now in full production. This trend is not only occurring [...]

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More secondary pests in Spain’s citrus crops

By | November 28th, 2019|Global Industry News|

The ban of certain active substances and the impact of climate change are causing some secondary pests affecting citrus crops to become a bigger issue. "In the coming years, we will have both macrobiological and microbiological solutions for the control of emerging pests, whiteflies, Cicadellidae, aphids, etc., in addition to improving existing ones," says Juan [...]

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Citrus industry generates billions in exports despite bruising year

By | November 28th, 2019|SA Industry News|

South Africa has packed 126 million cartons of citrus fruit for export to countries around the world this year, and remains the second largest global exporter of citrus fruit. Despite events beyond the grower’s control, such as drought and container terminal delays, the industry continues to bring R20 billion rand into the country as export [...]

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Arancia Rosaria now available as non-blood oranges

By | November 28th, 2019|Global Industry News|

The Rosaria Bionda campaign started this year with 240 hectares in total producing around 3.5 million kg. "We needed to make orange varieties available on the international market due to the ongoing demands from consumers attached to our brand Rosaria. After all, our brand has become a global excellency, so we could not but get organized [...]

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Egyptian Navel season shorter than expected

By | November 28th, 2019|Global Industry News|

The Navel season in Egypt will be shorter than expected, as the start has been delayed by at least two weeks. This is significant as Valencia will start in the middle of January of 2020, which doesn’t leave much room for the Navels to thrive. The season for Egyptian navels is looking reasonably okay, says [...]

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CropLife SA invests in database for MRL data

By | November 19th, 2019|SA Industry News|

Maximum residue limits (MRL) are a globally accepted tool in the food safety basket. It offers consumers a guarantee that fresh produce is safe for human consumption. The traces of pesticide found on treated products are called residues, and MRLs, which may differ per country, set the highest legally tolerated level for these residues. Adhering [...]

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Smart way to recycle fruit and vegetables

By | November 19th, 2019|Global Industry News|

The juice sector is a key and strategic sector for Spain. Last year's citrus campaign was disastrous and one of the alternatives to avoid losses and the uprooting of trees was to resort to the juice industry and the vending style. The current citrus campaign, marked by low volumes and high prices, is not stopping [...]

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Lemon market overview

By | November 19th, 2019|Global Industry News|

It is currently quiet on the lemon market. The South African season has already finished and people are looking back on record export figures this year. The Spanish season has just started with the Primafiori lemons, although the production volume is expected to be 20% smaller than last year. Market prices seem to be under [...]

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Memorably bad season for SA soft citrus in Russia

By | November 19th, 2019|SA Industry News|

While few traders wish to go on record, many agree: it’s been a memorably bad season for South African citrus in Russia – even “horrific”, in the opinion of an experienced trader. Ironically, the season started off well when South African Satsumas met a market short on soft citrus during the hemispheric transition period. Receivers [...]

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