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SA takes proactive approach to FCM

By | August 31st, 2020|SA Industry News|

For the first time since 2018 when the South African citrus industry introduced its False Codling Moth Management System, the citrus industry has had to intervene in its normal functioning to manage false codling moth. The decision to strengthen the shipping protocol for South Africa’s oranges for the rest of the season, on very short [...]

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Tapping into the health benefits of blood oranges

By | August 24th, 2020|Global Industry News|

One of Australia's leading blood orange producers has launched a new campaign in 2020 focused on promoting the health benefits and nutritional values of the fruit. Redbelly Citrus is in the peak of its season, and director Len Mancini says the main message that his company is trying to get across this year is that [...]

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Reducing the application of fertilizers

By | August 24th, 2020|Global Industry News|

A research project developed by Ideagro to reduce the application of fertilizers in agriculture through the contribution of microorganisms is obtaining important results in melon, tomato, broccoli, apricot, and citrus crops in an experimental farm located in the Murcian district of Yechar. The Minister of Agriculture, Antonio Luengo, together with the mayor of Mula, Juan [...]

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EU temporarily prohibits importing Argentinean citrus due CBS

By | August 24th, 2020|Global Industry News|

The European Union has temporarily banned lemon and orange imports from Argentina to prevent the introduction and spread of the black spot in the EU. The ban is stipulated in the implementing regulation of the European Commission Europea published on Friday, August 14 in the Official Journal of the EU, which modifies an annex to [...]

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12-14 million people will move to cities over next 15 years

By | August 24th, 2020|SA Industry News|

The South African Bureau for Agricultural and Food Policy expects the country’s economic recovery to be a prolonged process “with real GDP only projected to exceed 2019 levels by 2026”, according to their newly released baseline report. The fresh produce industry will be significantly affected by shrinking consumer demand and interrupted supply chains. One of [...]

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Shipping lines holding the cards in the new Covid world

By | August 24th, 2020|SA Industry News|

Maritime consultancy Drewry has warned that container costs could go through the roof, due to the current situation featuring blank sailings, arrival delays, capacity contraction, schedule unreliability and resulting cargo roll-overs. Such is the effect of only one out of every three vessels arriving within the first 24 hours of the expected time of arrival [...]

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Citrus boost for immunity

By | August 4th, 2020|SA Industry News|

Immunity has been on the mind of everyone - what with the Coronavirus pandemic taking its toll. On https://food.ndtv.com/ is the perfect shake, brimming with the goodness of citrusy orange and carrots, spices like cinnamon, ginger and turmeric along with wholesome seeds and dry fruits like chia and dates. All the ingredients when blended together with yogurt [...]

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WCO from strength to strength

By | August 4th, 2020|Global Industry News|

On 7 July 2020, the WCO held a members meeting with almost fifty delegates representing sixteen citrus growing countries. Despite the difficulties in organizing meetings and international travel, the WCO has managed to attract all responsible citrus growers to the table – and encourages those who have not joined to do so as soon as [...]

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Confronting climate change

By | August 4th, 2020|SA Industry News|

CGA was a founding member of the Confronting Climate Change (CCC) project - a South African fruit and wine initiative that began in 2008. The basic concept for the project was to enable producers and supply chain stakeholders to identify risks and opportunities relating to carbon emissions. This is achieved through a benchmarking process whereby [...]

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Citrus companies setting shipping example for grapes & stonefruit

By | July 30th, 2020|SA Industry News|

Citrus companies are setting an example with their increased return to conventional shipping this season, in large degree to compensate for the delays and inefficiencies at the Cape Town Container Terminal. "Year to date, we are already loading the sixteenth vessel destined for Europe and Russia, which is on average about three to four vessels [...]

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