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Climate change affects citrus in Mexico

By | May 8th, 2019|Global Industry News|

According to producers from the state of Tamaulipas, there will be a drop in citrus production, especially of oranges, in the next harvest due to climate change and the lack of rainfall in the region. Javier Ibarra Echartea, a spokesman for the Union of Citrus growers, said that global warming was affecting the region causing [...]

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Understanding Chinese consumer demand key to packaging products

By | May 8th, 2019|Global Industry News|

Convenience is becoming more important to Chinese consumers these days. One way of improving the convenience of any given product is to use the appropriate packaging method. This trend is visible in the fruit and vegetable industries in the preference for small-scale, premium packaging. This type of packaging allows consumers to easily carry fruit or [...]

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Red-fleshed apples gain popularity

By | May 7th, 2019|Global Industry News|

An apple with red flesh is still somewhat exotic for most consumers - there are few such varieties and they are grown in relatively small volumes. However, the modern consumer loves everything new and exotic, and the bright red apple, which has the same bright pulp, at least attracts attention. According to EastFruit analysts, the [...]

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Citrus sector in Spain wasn’t ready for a rise of the minimum wage

By | April 30th, 2019|Global Industry News|

With the marketing of mandarins in the south of Spain virtually finished, orange traders are facing the last stage of a citrus campaign to forget. The asphyxiating competition from third countries, the rise of the minimum wage, the weather conditions and the low prices paid by the processing industry have been some of the most [...]

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Ukraine almost doubled imports of citrus in March

By | April 18th, 2019|Global Industry News|

In the current season, Ukrainian consumers increasingly prefer exotic fruits, despite the fact that there are a sufficient number of local apples at an affordable price. According to EastFruit analysts , in March alone, importers purchased 1.8 times more citrus products on the foreign market than in the previous month. According to the latest reports [...]

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Critical Leaf Nutrient Thresholds to Diagnose Deficiencies in HLB Trees

By | April 18th, 2019|Global Industry News|

Recent HLB research efforts have focused on manipulating nutrient deficiencies with fertilizer applications to mitigate HLB symptoms and help keep affected trees alive and productive. Efficient diagnosis of nutrient imbalances in HLB-affected trees (both deficiencies and excesses) is necessary to make fertilizer remedies cost-effective and productive. Published thresholds defining deficient, low, optimal, high and excess [...]

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Table grape growers using inventiveness to fight fruit fly

By | April 18th, 2019|Global Industry News|

Sunraysia table grape grower Peter Argiro has built a new spray rig to apply bait sprays that will reduce his pest management costs in reducing fruit fly at his family vineyard. “We have 100 hectares of vines here in Merbein. To bait the whole area, we needed a much faster and much more economical way of [...]

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Shatang oranges leave the market wide open for Orah mandarins

By | March 15th, 2019|Global Industry News|

The Orah mandarin production season is still in full swing. "We are right in the middle of the retail season. Up until now we have already sold about half of our production volume. We expect that the Orah mandarin supply season will last at least until late April. The production season of Shatang oranges is [...]

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Demand for untreated citrus is growing steadily

By | March 4th, 2019|Global Industry News|

Parallel to the social discussion about sustainability and natural fresh products, the demand for untreated goods is steadily increasing. Especially at this time of year, large shipments of untreated citrus fruits arrive at German specialist traders. Tim Wehmeyer - Managing Director of the Bielefeld-based Schmidt Fruchtimport GmbH - discovered this interesting niche five years ago. [...]

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“We prioritise products that are good to eat, not good to sell”

By | February 21st, 2019|Global Industry News|

Always on the lookout for quality products with a taste identity, Apifood was one of the first to import the oranges with leaves from Portugal. “It took us 4 or 5 years to develop a brand. We had to find the right product, the right producers, the right terroir and a regular supply, to make [...]

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