Monthly Archives: March 2017

California delays new citrus-hauling rules

By | March 24th, 2017|Global Industry News|

Earlier this year, the California Department of Food and Agriculture mailed letters to about 6,000 citrus farmers, trucking companies and others involved in shipping commercial citrus, informing them of new rules about transporting the fruit. The rule requires citrus being moved in open truck beds to be covered with a tarp to avoid the spread [...]

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Uplifting the citrus industry

By | March 23rd, 2017|SA Industry News|

The difference between the newly launched Ikamva Lethu empowerment project and other failed agricultural empowerment deals is the collective, long-term buy-in by both land owners and previously disadvantaged members of the community working on farms in the region, say originators of the project. Initiated by the Sundays River Citrus Company (SRCC) which represents about 10% [...]

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Finger limes could be new crop for citrus growers

By | March 8th, 2017|Global Industry News|

The finger lime is a citrus relative, scientifically named Microcitrus australasica. Finger limes are native to Australia and are so named because the fruits are long and fingerlike in shape (see figures 1 and 2). Finger limes belong to a group of similar citrus relatives, all originating from Australia with common names such as Round [...]

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Opportunity for growth in Africa

By | March 8th, 2017|SA Industry News|

Exports of citrus from South Africa, Swaziland and Zimbabwe into the African continent are extremely low. In 2014, 766 000 cartons were exported into Africa, by 2016 this had doubled to 1.5 million carton; but this represents only 1% of total exports. This is in stark contrast to the apple industry where 28% of the [...]

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