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49% of Spain’s fruit and veg imports are from non-EU countries

By | January 10th, 2020|Global Industry News|

In the period between January and October 2019, the Spanish import of fresh fruits and vegetables from non-EU countries stood at 1.31 million tons worth 1,560 million euros. This represents 49% of the total volume imported and 65% of the value, according to the latest data from the Department of Customs and Special Taxes. Meanwhile, [...]

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Organic lemon grove surpasses 100 000 tree mark

By | January 10th, 2020|Global Industry News|

Citromax Group has announced that the company’s organic lemon groves have reached a substantial milestone, passing the 100,000-tree mark and approaching 110,000 organic lemon trees. Citromax’s organic lemon groves are located in the foothills of the Andes, in a unique sub-tropical climate that creates an optimal setting for the cultivation of premium organic lemons that [...]

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Frescitrus expects 30% drop in Spanish citrus production

By | December 13th, 2019|Global Industry News|

According to the Huelva-based agrarian society Frescitrus, the citrus production in the current campaign (2019/2020) will fall by between 25 and 30% compared to the previous season, when 16,235,000 kilos of oranges and 21,281,000 kilos of clementines were harvested. Alfonso Tomé, manager of the entity, said that “in the case of oranges, the total volume [...]

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New grape varieties are becoming increasingly important

By | December 13th, 2019|Global Industry News|

In the Netherlands, the overseas grape season is well on its way. Supplies are currently coming in from Peru, and, recently, from South Africa. Importers are expecting a better season than last year. Then, an oversupply made for low prices. The import season in America started at the beginning of November. There is, therefore, no [...]

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Spanish researchers develop a method to identify organic oranges

By | December 13th, 2019|Global Industry News|

Through a study called 'A holistic approach to authenticate organic sweet oranges (Citrus Sinensis L. cv Osbeck) using different techniques and data fusion', a group of researchers of the Cordoba-based Alameda del Obispo center, which belongs to IFAPA, have developed a system to differentiate organically-grown oranges from conventional ones. This is done by combining physical [...]

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Seven more countries join World Citrus Organization

By | December 13th, 2019|Global Industry News|

The recently-launched World Citrus Organisation is set to expand its membership from seven to fourteen countries. Together, these countries represent 70% of global citrus exports – creating a powerful global platform for dialogue and action between the citrus-producing countries worldwide. The WCO was formed in October when sector representatives from Argentina, Chile, Italy, Morocco, Peru, [...]

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More secondary pests in Spain’s citrus crops

By | November 28th, 2019|Global Industry News|

The ban of certain active substances and the impact of climate change are causing some secondary pests affecting citrus crops to become a bigger issue. "In the coming years, we will have both macrobiological and microbiological solutions for the control of emerging pests, whiteflies, Cicadellidae, aphids, etc., in addition to improving existing ones," says Juan [...]

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Arancia Rosaria now available as non-blood oranges

By | November 28th, 2019|Global Industry News|

The Rosaria Bionda campaign started this year with 240 hectares in total producing around 3.5 million kg. "We needed to make orange varieties available on the international market due to the ongoing demands from consumers attached to our brand Rosaria. After all, our brand has become a global excellency, so we could not but get organized [...]

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Egyptian Navel season shorter than expected

By | November 28th, 2019|Global Industry News|

The Navel season in Egypt will be shorter than expected, as the start has been delayed by at least two weeks. This is significant as Valencia will start in the middle of January of 2020, which doesn’t leave much room for the Navels to thrive. The season for Egyptian navels is looking reasonably okay, says [...]

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Smart way to recycle fruit and vegetables

By | November 19th, 2019|Global Industry News|

The juice sector is a key and strategic sector for Spain. Last year's citrus campaign was disastrous and one of the alternatives to avoid losses and the uprooting of trees was to resort to the juice industry and the vending style. The current citrus campaign, marked by low volumes and high prices, is not stopping [...]

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