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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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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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European market keen on exotic citrus

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

Exotic citrus fruits have found their niche in the European market, positioning themselves as gourmet products that have attracted the interest of the catering sector. With the start of the finger lime season in Spain, one of the European countries where the cultivation of this variety is possible, the companies working with it are facing [...]

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Finger limes offer hope against citrus greening

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

There's good news in the battle against a disease that's devastated Florida's signature orange crops. One of the most promising treatments was recently developed in the Australian finger lime. Native to rainforests in Australia, the finger lime is a few centimetres long, grows on small trees and is gaining popularity as an exotic fruit. Researcher [...]

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Boot sales for fruit & veg

By | July 20th, 2020|Global Industry News|

Cars have become mobile markets in Zimbabwe where enterprising residents are selling goods from their vehicles to cope with economic hardships caused by the coronavirus. With their car doors and trunks wide open by the side of busy roads, eager sellers display a colourful array of goods in Harare, the capital city. In the trunk of [...]

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European project tackles citrus waste

By | July 20th, 2020|Global Industry News|

Enrich-Project is the name of a European project that aims to develop biorefineries capable of processing by-products derived from the production and processing of citrus fruits. Several European entities are taking part in the study. On the Spanish side, two of the participating entities are the cooperative ANECOOP, which is the main supplier of biomass [...]

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Compostable nets are packaging of the future

By | July 20th, 2020|Global Industry News|

In recent years, the packaging discussion has become a significant part of the fruit and vegetable trade. Retailers and consumers are constantly looking for sustainable alternatives. Compostable nets are a packaging solution for many different products: "Our CompoPac nets are virtually a loan from nature, a natural packaging material for all kinds of fruit and [...]

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What AI can do for orchard management

By | July 16th, 2020|Global Industry News|

Orchard businesses are making decisions all the time. When to apply water? What pests or diseases are present and when to apply control measures? Where is labour coming from? At the same time, growers are balancing costs with returns. In another edition of APAL’s highly successful webinar series, which has been attended by over 200 [...]

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