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1408, 2019

Gaining control of maturity at harvest

By | August 14th, 2019|Categories: Global Industry News|Comments Off on Gaining control of maturity at harvest

Maturity at harvest is the most critical factor influencing post-harvest life, especially for fruit like apples and pears, that are sensitive to a vegetal hormone called ethylene, which accelerates their ripening process. Preventing the negative [...]

1408, 2019

SA Star Ruby grapefruit back on South Korean shelves

By | August 14th, 2019|Categories: SA Industry News|Comments Off on SA Star Ruby grapefruit back on South Korean shelves

Six years ago after a citrus congress in South Korea, South African growers noticed that there was an appetite for the Star Ruby grapefruit. Then last year, after various visits to the country during the [...]

1208, 2019

Brexit will be good for SA

By | August 12th, 2019|Categories: SA Industry News|Comments Off on Brexit will be good for SA

  UK High Commissioner Nigel Casey says that post-Brexit, South Africa and the SADC-Mozambique bloc will be able to negotiate one-on-one trade deals with the UK, and not be tied to European Union restrictions. South [...]

808, 2019

Edible coating instead of film

By | August 8th, 2019|Categories: Global Industry News|Comments Off on Edible coating instead of film

As reported by heise.de, American materials scientist James Rogers at the University of California at Santa Barbara invented an edible coating for fruit and vegetables. It will soon also be replacing the plastic packaging for [...]

808, 2019

Tunisia confirms presence of fungus causing black spot

By | August 8th, 2019|Categories: Global Industry News|Comments Off on Tunisia confirms presence of fungus causing black spot

The European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO) has issued an alert confirming that the Tunisian authorities have officially declared an area infected with Phyllosticta citricarpa, the fungus that causes black spot. We are talking [...]

808, 2019

Devaluation Chinese yuan will hurt US farmers

By | August 8th, 2019|Categories: Global Industry News|Comments Off on Devaluation Chinese yuan will hurt US farmers

Monday 5 August the American stock markets experienced the worst day of the year. In response to the US decision to extend import tariffs to more Chinese products on September 1, China announced a reduction [...]