2805, 2020

Research into citrus fruit drop

By | May 28th, 2020|Categories: Global Industry News|Comments Off on Research into citrus fruit drop

UF/IFAS citrus scientists Tripti Vashisth and Fernando Alferez are trying to reduce the amount of fruit that drops from Hamlin and Valencia trees prior to harvest. If fruit drops, growers can’t harvest it, and that [...]

2605, 2020

Demand for Spanish oranges decreasing in China

By | May 26th, 2020|Categories: Global Industry News|Comments Off on Demand for Spanish oranges decreasing in China

The market for imported Spanish oranges this year faces considerable challenges. Affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the market is full of uncertainties, and many Spanish companies have decided to reduce the volume or no longer [...]

2605, 2020

Plastic has become a security element

By | May 26th, 2020|Categories: Global Industry News|Comments Off on Plastic has become a security element

The health crisis has changed the public's perception of plastic in the packaging of fresh products. Before the crisis, the rejection of plastic in the packaging of fresh products had been the subject of debates [...]

2605, 2020

Naspers Foundry invests R100m in agritech business

By | May 26th, 2020|Categories: SA Industry News|Comments Off on Naspers Foundry invests R100m in agritech business

Naspers Foundry, Naspers's start-up fund, on Wednesday announced a R100 million investment in agritech business Aerobotics due to its "world-class technology solution" in food security. Aerobotics is a subscription-based artificial intelligence (AI) company that provides [...]

2005, 2020

Extra layer for traceability

By | May 20th, 2020|Categories: Global Industry News|Comments Off on Extra layer for traceability

A New Zealand based scientific traceability company says businesses need to be aware of the risks of counterfeiting and fraud in fresh produce, as agricultural exports de-commoditise in favour of brand premium products. "Australian (and [...]

2005, 2020

Virus fears during Mexican harvest

By | May 20th, 2020|Categories: Global Industry News|Comments Off on Virus fears during Mexican harvest

The Valencia orange harvest in Tamaulipas is seeing a boon as prices have soared to a record-setting 5,500 pesos (US $233) per tonne. Although workers are wary of the coronavirus and sanitary measures are in [...]