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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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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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Spring Sunshine mandarin could be the world’s tastiest

By | April 26th, 2018|Global Industry News|

The official presentation of the new mandarin Spring Sunhine, which is considered the latest variety in the market, and possibly the tastiest, took place in Valencia last Wednesday. The event exceeded the expectations of its organizers, the Association of Plant Variety Operators (Asovav) and The Enforcement Organization (TEO). So many people attended that it was necessary [...]

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Busy Valencia season in Florida

By | April 26th, 2018|Global Industry News|

The Valencia orange season in Florida is in full swing, with all packinghouses busy with product. This will continue for at least another month. Overall volume is down on last year, largely due to damage sustained from Hurricane Irma. "Every packinghouse in Florida is running Valencia oranges right now," observed Adam Roe of Noble Citrus. [...]

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California’s oranges face global challenges and opportunities

By | March 29th, 2018|Global Industry News|

While California’s orange supply is thin this year, the demand worldwide continues to be stable for the fruit from the West Coast. “While the California navel crop is the smallest volume crop the industry has seen since the 2008-2009 season, our volumes have remained consistent compared to the previous few seasons,” says Will Mehrten from [...]

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AU: Time is right to move into digital trading world

By | March 29th, 2018|Global Industry News|

Australian digital fruit and vegetable wholesale market HiveXchange believes there has never been a more important time for growers and buyers to invest in diversification of their supply chains, to better use technology to deliver their product more efficiently. "There is significant disruption happening in fresh supply chains, driven by changes in consumer demand, in [...]

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The new jumbo grape varieties taking on Japan

By | March 17th, 2018|Global Industry News|

An Australian company is stepping up its sales in Japan, with a new larger, sweeter Crimson line commencing this month in selected stores. Budou Farms, based in Merbein in South Victoria, says its Jumbo size Crimson is like having a new variety, which is crunchy, juicy with a good ratio sugar to acid. "The response [...]

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Rombola Farm pinpointed as origin of listeria

By | March 17th, 2018|Global Industry News|

The rockmelon farm at the centre of the deadly listeria outbreak has been revealed as Rombola Family Farms, authorities have confirmed. The NSW Food Authority said it was working closely with the farm, located in the NSW Riverina, to determine the exact cause of the outbreak. Four people died and there have been 17 confirmed cases [...]

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Problems for the Sicilian Moro orange segment

By | March 6th, 2018|Global Industry News|

Everybody knows things are not going well for Sicilian citrus fruit, though there are a few contradictions that are rather surprising. The CTV virus has definitely been one of the sector's worst enemies over the past few years, leading to the uprooting of many hectares. Moro oranges have been one of the varieties most hit, [...]

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