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  • July 1, 2022
    Singapore to build world's biggest automated port
    Construction work on a $14 billion project to build the world’s biggest automated port by 2040 in Singapore, is...
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  • July 1, 2022
    Watering fruit trees with micro-irrigation systems
    Drying conditions in much of the fruit growing region sparks need to begin watering using micro-irrigation systems. The post Watering...
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  • July 1, 2022
    Mexico’s growers showcase new emphasis on sustainability
    Major producers and exporters across Mexico are investing in water and energy efficiency systems, and seeking to eliminate wastage,...
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  • July 1, 2022
    Peruvian table grape exports to rise by at least...
    The General Manager of Peru's Table Grape Growers' Association, Alejandro Cabrera Cigarán said the industry would ship a minimum...
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  • July 1, 2022
    Varroa mites pose a threat to Australia’s food production...
    The varroa destructor parasite, which was found in Australia for the first time, threatens to cost the honey and...
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  • June 30, 2022
    Mexico on course for 12% rise in berry exports...
    According to Juan José Flores García, managing director of Aneberries), growers in the country were expected to export more...
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  • June 30, 2022
    Why homemade weed killers are not always better
    Recipes for homemade weed killers abound on the internet. University of Illinois Extension specialist Michelle Wiesbrook explains why homemade...
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  • June 30, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Commemorating ten years of the California...
    In this installment of the ‘Agronometrics In Charts’ series, it can be seen that prices have been running higher...
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  • June 30, 2022
    Port of Oakland to reduce free wait times for...
    The Port of Oakland has revealed it will be reducing free wait times from seven days to four days...
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  • June 29, 2022
    Chilean citrus: Mandarin exports estimated down by a fifth...
    Chile's Citrus Comite of Asoex has provided updated export for citrus this season in the wake of a freeze...
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  • June 29, 2022
    Mexico’s table grape body perplexed by first downward crop...
    “This year, unfortunately we have had half the sizing we saw last season. We’ve never come across a similar...
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  • June 29, 2022
    Video: Washing fruits and vegetables
    University of Maine representatives demonstrate how to properly wash and store fresh fruits and vegetables and reduce the risk...
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  • June 29, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Relief in sight for soaring Mexican...
    In this installment of the ‘Agronometrics In Charts’ series, Sarah Ilyas studies the state of Mexico’s avocado season. The...
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  • June 29, 2022
    South Africa to appeal against EU decision to reintroduce...
    The South African Citrus Growers’ Association (CGA) has announced it will appeal against the EU Standing Committee on Plant,...
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  • June 29, 2022
    Citrus greening quarantine areas to expand in California
    The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has announced it is expanding the areas quarantined for Huanglongbing...
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  • June 29, 2022
    Mexico's countrywide avocado expansion could strengthen sector
    The expansion of large-scale avocado production in Mexico beyond Michoacán is likely to reinforce the country's position as the...
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  • June 28, 2022
    Winifred Mary Pandol passes away
    It is with great sorrow that Pandol Bros., Inc. announces the passing of Winifred Mary Pandol (nee Zaninovich), who...
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  • June 28, 2022
    South Africa concludes record table grape season, with increase...
    South Africa's table grape industry body also said that the increased supply of Peruvian and Chilean grapes remains a...
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  • June 28, 2022
    How to control weeds in vegetable garden
    It is important to control weeds in your garden because they compete with your vegetables for water and nutrients....
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  • June 28, 2022
    Mexican growers seek sustainable solutions to water challenge
    Mexican growers embrace innovations to improve water retention in soil as means of managing the “huge impact” of climate...
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  • June 28, 2022
    Australian avocado growers want consumers to buy more amid...
    Across the country, the oversupply of avocados has seen prices drop dramatically – with the fruit going for as...
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  • June 27, 2022
    Driscoll’s acquires Berry Gardens Limited
    Driscoll’s has announced the acquisition of Berry Gardens Limited, the sales, packaging and distribution entity of Berry Gardens Grower...
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  • June 27, 2022
    Calavo Growers, Inc. names Danny Dumas to lead Grown...
    Calavo Growers, Inc. has announced that Danny Dumas will take on the role of Senior Vice President & General...
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  • June 27, 2022
    Positive season for Argentinian lemons despite challenges
    Argentinian lemon production for the 2021/22 season rose to 1.90 million tons from the previous 1.8 million tons thanks...
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  • June 27, 2022
    Mexico’s “huge opportunity” in emerging export markets
    Mexican growers can benefit from untapped potential in markets from Asia-Pacific to Europe by looking beyond traditional destinations. The post...
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  • June 24, 2022
    Australia’s fruit and vegetable shortages to continue for six...
    As the impact of floods and cold weather hits Australia, the farmer’s federation predicts that fruit and vegetable shortages...
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  • June 24, 2022
    Camposol makes good progress towards year-round avocado supply
    With its avocado season in full swing, Camposol is broadening its focus to include additional areas to develop further...
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  • June 24, 2022
    California Giant forecasts "strong harvest" for blueberries
    California Giant Berry Farms has revealed that it expects the blueberry season to bring high yields and exceptional quality...
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  • June 24, 2022
    UF scientist sees a bright future for Florida-grown grapes
    Scientists are researching and growing new varieties to meet the increasing market demand for Florida-grown grapes. The post UF scientist...
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  • June 23, 2022
    Fertilizing vegetables in the home garden
    Unsure about how to fertilize your garden vegetables? This great guide from the University of Maryland Extension gives you...
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  • June 23, 2022
    Asia’s shortage of empty containers may worsen Rotterdam congestion
    The Dutch port has faced an onslaught of both goods and empty boxes offloaded from other European maritime operations,...
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  • June 23, 2022
    Fresh del Monte to expand organic bananas to the...
    Fresh Del Monte is expanding its fresh fruit offering by working to sell Fair Trade Certified organic bananas in...
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  • June 23, 2022
    $83M worth of cocaine delivered to supermarket in banana...
    Employees at supermarkets in the Czech Republic have found approximately 1,800 lbs of cocaine worth $83 million inside banana...
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  • June 23, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: New Jersey blueberries off to a...
    In this installment of the ‘Agronometrics In Charts’ series, Sarah Ilyas studies the state of the New Jersey blueberry...
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  • June 23, 2022
    Agricultural Water Summit will provide keys to tackling water...
    August 4 2022 will see Chile playing host to the first edition of the Agricultural Water Summit (AWS) in...
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  • June 22, 2022
    Mexico to ban subcontracting of avocado and berry pickers
    Labor Minister Luisa Maria Alcalde said on Monday her ministry would publish a guideline preventing the industries from using...
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  • June 22, 2022
    EU publishes stricter import regulations for South African oranges
    The South African citrus industry had severely opposed the new rules, saying that they are "disproportionate and unfeasible" and...
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  • June 22, 2022
    Significant fall in New Zealand avocado exports, despite some...
    Chaos in the shipping industry, an excess of fruit in Australia and Covid-19 disruption have contributed to falls in...
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  • June 22, 2022
    Australian table grape exports to Vietnam increase by 98%
    Australian table grape exports to Vietnam reached record levels in 2021–22, thanks to improved trading conditions and ongoing export...
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  • June 21, 2022
    TOMRA celebrates the formal opening of its Field Research...
    The Grand Opening of TOMRA Fresh Food’s Field Research Centre saw the New Zealand based team showcasing technology from...
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  • June 21, 2022
    Citri&Co and PSP Investments form strategic partnership
    PSP has formed a strategic partnership with Citri&Co, acquiring its orchards in Spain. Citri&Co will operate and manage the...
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  • June 21, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: AAPLUM revokes its 2022 estimates for...
    In this installment of the ‘Agronometrics In Charts’ series, Sarah Ilyas studies the progression of Mexico’s grape season. The post...
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  • June 20, 2022
    U.S. EPA ordered to reassess glyphosate's impact
    A U.S. federal appeals court in Friday ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reassess whether glyphosate, the controversial...
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  • June 20, 2022
    Dole Food Company adds execs to sales and operations...
    Dole Food Company announced today the hiring of a new Vice President of Sales for the Dole Diversified North...
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  • June 20, 2022
    Watch: Homeowner fruit tree pruning
    Join former University of Tennessee Extension agent and Apple Valley Orchard owner Chuck McSpadden for a quick and inside...
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  • June 20, 2022
    Chile's prune harvest culminates in good volumes and high...
    Pedro Acuña, Executive Director of Chileprunes, stated that of the 90,000 metric tons of prunes produced in Chile's 2022...
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  • June 20, 2022
    Greenyard to sell UK Fresh operations despite reporting all-round...
    The Group sees "insufficient room for standalone profitable growth in a mature market that is also under pressure from...
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  • June 20, 2022
    U.S. lemon and mandarin demand boosting Chilean exports
    Chile’s lemon and mandarin export growth in the U.S. is prompting ever greater numbers of producers across the country...
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  • June 20, 2022
    Nuclear technique to control Mexico's recent Medfly outbreak
    The Joint FAO/IAEA Center of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture have assisted national plant protection authorities using the...
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  • June 17, 2022
    How to grow your own lemons in a container
    If you enjoy container gardening, you will love having a Meyer lemon tree. Here are a few things that...
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  • June 17, 2022
    Strong blueberry performance boosts Camposol results
    Peru's Camposol recorded a 11.7% rise in its first quarter 2022 sales to $406.3 million, thanks to strong blueberry...
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  • June 17, 2022
    Vandenberg announces the start of its summer citrus program
    As the winter citrus comes to an end in Morocco, Jac. Vandenberg, Inc. is preparing for a busy summer...
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  • June 17, 2022
    Fresh produce dollar gains up, but volume sales down
    Fresh produce saw above average dollar gains year-on-year in May, thanks to prices being up 9 percent per unit. The...
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  • June 17, 2022
    19% rise in avocado prices at the forefront of...
    Last month, avocado prices drove inflation in Mexico, advancing at the fastest pace in over a year. Higher fertilizer...
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  • June 16, 2022
    California Walnut Board and California Walnut Commission name Robert...
    The CWB and CWC revealed that Robert Verloop will assume the new positions as of July 11, 2022. The post...
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  • June 16, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Peruvian mangoes set out to capture...
    It is expected that this season, Peru's mango exports will increase of 42.8% in comparison to the previous season,...
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  • June 16, 2022
    Mexico's Sonora table grape forecast revised down
    In a statement, AALPUM revealed that it has reconsidered its March 2022 harvest estimate of 25 million boxes and...
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  • June 16, 2022
    Mission Produce looks south amid Mexican supply uncertainty
    In an earnings call, the Mission Produce CEO said demand in core U.S. markets had proven to be resilient...
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  • June 16, 2022
    A guide to washing fruits and vegetables
    This quick guide by the University of Florida Extension provide an overview of how to wash different types of...
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  • June 15, 2022
    San Miguel to sell South African and Peruvian fresh...
    The company will shift its focus to enhancing production and exportation of lemon derivatives, which are strategic ingredients for...
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  • June 15, 2022
    Ocean Mist Farms announces new Sales Representative
    The leading grower and marketer of fresh artichokes in the U.S. announced that Jenny Rivera has joined Ocean Mist...
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  • June 15, 2022
    Congress approves bipartisan Ocean Shipping Reform Act
    The aim of the legislation is to streamline the process for the importation and export of all goods, providing...
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  • June 15, 2022
    Summer Citrus from South Africa announces the start of...
    The first vessel, which contains 3,900 pallets of Clementines and Navel Oranges, will arrive into the U.S. Port of...
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  • June 15, 2022
    80 Acres Farms to increase output by 700% amid...
    Two new vertical farms will initially focus on leafy greens, tomatoes, micro-greens and culinary herbs, with strawberries and blackberries...
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  • June 15, 2022
    West Coast port strikes remain unlikely in no deal...
    Although negotiations for a new contract for West Coast port workers which started over a month ago are still...
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  • June 15, 2022
    How to peel and pit an avocado
    Though Simon and Garfunkel weren't thinking of avocados when they wrote "Slip Sliding Away," this phrase might describe our...
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  • June 14, 2022
    The fruit and vegetable sector is optimistic about the...
    With more than four months to go before the event, 85 percent of the space is already confirmed to...
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  • June 14, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Higher prices in sight for Mexican...
    Most of the country's growing regions have had insufficient rainfall since the past three months - this coupled with...
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  • June 14, 2022
    Peruvian table grape exports rose by 17 percent in...
    Peruvian table grape exports increased by 17 percent in value year-on-year, reaching approximately $1.37 billion by the end of...
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  • June 14, 2022
    Limoneira announces strategic shift to citrus “grower partner” fruit
    Limoneira Company has signalled a major shift from its own production to a grower partner model for citrus to...
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  • June 14, 2022
    Which tomato varieties to plant
    This article by a University of Vermont professor will help you decide which tomato variety is right for you...
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  • June 14, 2022
    Fresh del Monte and Jewel-Osco break Guinness World Records...
    In celebration of National Fruit & Vegetable Month, the leading producer and distributor of fruits and vegetables and the...
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  • June 13, 2022
    Watch: How to plant and grow strawberries at home
    In this video, common questions are answered about how to grow strawberries successfully, including how to plant and care...
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  • June 13, 2022
    How apiaceous vegetables could reduce the effect of air...
    A University of Delaware (UD) professor has discovered that eating apiaceous vegetables, such as celery, carrots, parsnips and parsley...
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  • June 13, 2022
    Mediterranean Shipping Company criticizes Panama Ports Company for service...
    MSC claimed that PPC had obstructed its operations and looked to impose two companies to receive the maintenance and...
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  • June 13, 2022
    U.S. and European apple and pear stocks up on...
    The World Apple and Pear Association (WAPA) revealed increases of 8.5 percent and 17.7 percent in apple stocks, and...
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  • June 10, 2022
    Inflation in Europe predicted to benefit private label markets...
    With food prices soaring across the globe, in Europe, consumers and food retailers are opting for private label products. The...
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  • June 10, 2022
    How to make fruits and vegetables last longer in...
    Hot weather isn’t kind to most fresh produce, but there are steps you can take to help fruits and...
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  • June 10, 2022
    Avocado pricing relief likely to start in mid-July -...
    Prices in the U.S. have been as high as $70 to $80 a carton over recent months amid strong...
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  • June 10, 2022
    Ten Acre adds new member to its growing leadership...
    Ten Acre Marketing has welcomed experienced creative professional Tricia Benedetto to the team as Creative Director. The post Ten Acre...
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  • June 10, 2022
    Mission Produce "back on track" as per-box margins recover...
    Total revenue rose by 18 percent year-on-year to $278.1 million, impacted by average selling price increases of 44 percent,...
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  • June 10, 2022
    Hail damage to Mexican avocados predicted to be worth...
    Juan Manuel Bermúdez Aguilar, who is the coordinator of the Local Plant Health Board in Santa Ana Zirosto, estimated...
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  • June 9, 2022
    Logistics crisis hits 2022 Spanish table grape season
    The logistics crisis and its consequences have continued to impact the fruit sector, and Spain is no exception. The...
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  • June 9, 2022
    State of the Grape Market - June 2022
    Supplies were falling across the board in the world's three biggest regional markets, where pricing saw a mixed picture. The...
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  • June 9, 2022
    Managing insect and mite pests in vegetable gardens
    Growing vegetables is not always easy, especially when it comes to controlling insects and other pests. This comprehensive guide...
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  • June 9, 2022
    Japan's Inaba Peanuts Co., Ltd. improves product consistency and...
    Replacing traditional manual sorting methods with a machine has enabled this well-known food producer to meet two key objectives,...
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  • June 9, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Colombia swiftly ramping up avocado exports...
    The charts show how Colombia is emerging as a competitor to Peru in the global avocado market. The post Agronometrics...
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  • June 9, 2022
    U.S. land prices expected to remain high
    Land prices in the U.S. have been high since late 2021. Despite the market remaining steady at the start...
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  • June 9, 2022
    Limoneira’s Q2 results show increased avocado and orange revenues
    Limoneira Company reported a revenue growth of 4 percent, despite a fall in net income, in the second quarter...
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  • June 9, 2022
    WGCIT cooling system trials at Fresh del Monte produce...
    The results from a recent evaluation of Inteligistics’ InteliCool™ system showed significant reductions in cooling cycle time, electric power...
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  • June 8, 2022
    Chilean grape companies planning to file class action lawsuit...
    A Chilean-headquartered law firm is working with exporters and growers to file the lawsuit in a U.S. East Coast...
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  • June 8, 2022
    "Encouraging signs of normalization" for Shanghai's ports
    On June 1, Shanghai started to lift travel restrictions and get people back to work. As a result, port...
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  • June 8, 2022
    Major floods in Australia cause significant lettuce shortage
    Australia has been suffering from a shortage of lettuce, with consumers being hit by soaring prices, following adverse weather...
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  • June 8, 2022
    Watch: How to prune a citrus tree
    Do you have a mature lemon tree that's really slowing down? Might be time for a 'skeleton prune' to...
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  • June 7, 2022
    AgroFresh expands with the opening of Chilean innovation center
    AgroFresh has announced the opening of a new global innovation center in Rancagua, Chile, joining its six other centers...
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  • June 7, 2022
    USDA seeks comments on possible Brazilian papaya imports
    Brazil is the second largest producer of papayas in the world, with an annual production of around 1.5 million...
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  • June 7, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: A shortfall in Chilean citrus volumes...
    A combination of drought, restrictions imposed due to the pandemic and logistical constraints have led to a reduction in...
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  • June 7, 2022
    Q&A for planting and growing strawberries at home
    The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach provides answers to several frequently asked strawberry questions. The post Q&A for planting...
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  • June 7, 2022
    Sun World's Center for Innovation paves the way for...
    CEO & President David Marguleas and EVP Chief Science Officer Jennifer Petersen talk about the center’s role, through its...
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  • June 7, 2022
    Adverse weather causes significant damage to crops in France...
    Fruit crops, vineyards and wheat have suffered serious damage as a result of heavy hail and fierce storms in...
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  • June 6, 2022
    Temporary improvements in U.S. port congestion
    Over the last few days, U.S. port congestion numbers have remained low after record highs were observed at the...
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  • June 6, 2022
    Maersk closes $644M acquisition of Senator International
    The acquisition will enable Maersk to offer an even wider range of products and the ability to provide flexible...
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  • June 6, 2022
    Organic Trade Association applauds $300M USDA investment in new...
    The initiative, which is part of the USDA Food System Transformation Framework, will “provide comprehensive support for farmers to...
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  • June 6, 2022
    Calavo’s Q2 results show improvement
    Calavo Growers reported a much smaller net loss for the second quarter this year, which saw significantly elevated avocado...
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  • June 6, 2022
    Planting and caring for a fruit tree
    This quick guide from Oregon State University Extension Service gives information on fruit tree planting, fertilizing, and pest control. The...
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  • June 3, 2022
    Limoneira announces two-year Arizona fallowing program
    Limoneira Company has announced its engagement with the Yuma Mesa Irrigation and Drainage District in a two-year fallowing and...
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  • June 3, 2022
    FMC final report absolves carriers of profiteering blame
    The long-awaited report concluded that the high freight rates are the result of a surge in demand and that...
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  • June 3, 2022
    Tips to grow your own lemons
    Lemons can be grown as a container plant, even in Pennsylvania. Find out how to cultivate lemons from blossom...
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  • June 3, 2022
    Chilean Citrus Committee assesses potential frost damage
    After the recent frosts in some parts of Chile, ASOEX’s Citrus Committee pointed out that it is still too...
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  • June 2, 2022
    Fresh Del Monte announces expansion into row crop business
    Fresh Del Monte is expanding its crop portfolio as it continues to find innovative ways to optimize its assets...
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  • June 2, 2022
    International participation confirms leading role of AGRITECHNICA ASIA and...
    Last week, the AGRITECHNICA ASIA and HORTI ASIA 2022 trade fairs held in Bangkok, Thailand, successfully concluded, attracting 8,326...
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  • June 2, 2022
    Best ways to wash fruits and vegetables
    With the recent foodborne outbreaks related to produce, consumers, more than ever, have heightened concerns over the safety of...
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  • June 2, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Spring freeze leaves California blueberry...
    According to estimates, California blueberry growers will produce 55 million pounds of the fresh berries this year, 15 percent...
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  • June 2, 2022
    Lemons to drive Southern Hemisphere citrus growth in 2022
    Lemon production is projected to grow by 8.3 percent to reach 4.7 million tons in total, while two categories...
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  • June 1, 2022
    IBO announces Poland as host country for 2023 Summit...
    The forthcoming International Blueberry Organization Summit will take place in Lublin, Poland from 3-5 July, 2023. The IBO hopes...
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  • June 1, 2022
    Peruvian table grapes exports forecast to reach $1.4B this...
    According to a report by Agraria.pe, Peru’s Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism, Roberto Sánchez highlighted Peru’s excellent performance...
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  • June 1, 2022
    "Above-average" activity for the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season
    Experts from NOAA, as well as Colorado State University and AccuWeather predict a total of 14 to 21 named...
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  • June 1, 2022
    Tips for growing vegetables in containers
    Container gardening is an increasingly popular way for home gardeners to grow their favorite vegetables, particularly when gardening space...
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  • June 1, 2022
    USApple joins the call for damaging tariffs to be...
    The U.S. Apple Association joined more than 40 agriculture and food groups to call for the elimination or reduction...
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  • May 31, 2022
    Shanghai's reactivation to cause backlog for West Coast ports
    According to a report by Fortune, greater loading from Shanghai will also mean greater unloading in the West Coast...
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  • May 31, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Berries surpass beer and avocados as...
    Mexico exported US$1.395 billion of berries in the first quarter of 2022, a 22.5% year-on-year increase. The post Agronometrics in...
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  • May 31, 2022
    Planting and caring for cherry tomatoes in your home...
    This guide from the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences gives a great overview of cherry...
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  • May 31, 2022
    Potential link between strawberries and U.S./Canada Hepatitis A outbreak
    Data shows that fresh organic strawberries sold as FreshKampo and HEB brands that were purchased between March 5, 2022,...
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  • May 30, 2022
    U.S. gives green light to Ecuadorian avocado imports
    The move comes after almost nine years of negotiations and will help Ecuador’s Ministry of Agriculture in its aim...
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  • May 30, 2022
    Explainer: Types of blueberries
    Several types of blueberry are available as nursery plants through online catalogs or retail outlets. Not all types are...
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  • May 30, 2022
    The next step for Oishii’s premium berry operation
    Co-founder & CEO of Oishii, Hiroki Koga talks about the challenges of keeping up with high demand by expanding...
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  • May 30, 2022
    Four leading retailers to trial environmental labels
    Co-op, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and Tesco will be testing new environmental labels in a virtual setting this summer, as part...
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  • May 30, 2022
    Weather and water issues slash mango production forecast by...
    An extreme heatwave and water shortages have severely affected Pakistan's mango crops. According to Reuters, Pakistan's mango production is...
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  • May 30, 2022
    Fruit Logistica announces 2023 dates, new motto
    The Berlin based global produce trade show will take place in February next year and event organizers highlight a...
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  • May 27, 2022
    3rd BioAg World Congress Content: Access Presentations and Event...
    View presentations and content from the 3rd BioAg World Congress The post 3rd BioAg World Congress Content: Access Presentations and...
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  • May 27, 2022
    Vanguard International expands team, names new sales manager
    Vangaurd International announced the promotion of a new sales manager and an addition to its business team in Chile. The...
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  • May 27, 2022
    Dole CEO confident market can absorb price adjustments
    "I think there's a period of adjustment from consumers just generally reacting to having less buying power and how...
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  • May 27, 2022
    Ask the Expert: how to make agriculture more sustainable
    MSU’s Bruno Basso outlines key steps the grain industry can take — with public support — to reduce its...
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  • May 26, 2022
    Agrovision, Berries Paradise form marketing partnership
    The new venture provides retail customers with a one-stop shop of high quality, innovative and flavorful berries, at scale....
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  • May 26, 2022
    Agritechnica Asia and Horti Asia 2022 kick off
    In this edition, trade visitors, buyers, and farmers can meet more than 250 international brands from 26 countries that...
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  • May 26, 2022
    Hortifrut sells a 75% stake of Peruvian grower to...
    The transaction is part of the company's growth strategy by forming associations and alliances with investors and strategic partners. The...
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  • May 26, 2022
    Driscoll’s launches Tropical Bliss strawberries alongside new sensory wheel
    In a statement, Driscoll’s announced the release of another premium strawberry and unveiled its new Sensory Wheels, which map...
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  • May 26, 2022
    Video: Keeping your vegetable garden healthy
    Watch this video and try these great tips from the Ohio State University Extension on how to keep your...
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  • May 26, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Peach volumes from California set to...
    California peach growers are facing increased costs and a lower yield this year, calling for support from their retail...
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  • May 26, 2022
    Despite challenges in 2021-22, Zespri revenue surpasses NZ$4B for...
    “This was an extraordinary season where the industry faced some considerable headwinds in market, throughout the supply chain and...
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  • May 25, 2022
    Intercitrus asks the Commission to fulfill its commitment to...
    The session of the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (ScoPAFF) should support the modification of...
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  • May 25, 2022
    Mexico’s expected heavy and late grape season raises question...
    Mexico's Sonora Grape Growers Association (AALPUM) has estimated that there is a record crop of 25.5 million boxes, putting...
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  • May 25, 2022
    IFPA launches Southern Hemisphere Commodity Working Group
    The Southern Hemisphere Commodity Working Group series offers interactive, virtual workshops for IFPA members from key markets across Brazil,...
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  • May 25, 2022
    New UF/IFAS professor to combine AI and plant breeding
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  • May 25, 2022
    Recall cuts into Dole’s Q1 results
    Dole Plc's revenue took a hit following salad recalls earlier this year, while its fresh fruit results decreased due...
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  • May 25, 2022
    Sun World announces new research partnership
    Sun World International has joined forces with Washington State University to share genetic material from promising cherry varieties, in...
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  • May 25, 2022
    GrubMarket inks another round of acquisitions 
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  • May 24, 2022
    Celebrate 10 years Of California Avocado Month this June
    The California Avocado Commission is partnering with Chef Nyesha Arrington for a month-long celebration of exclusive California avocado dishes. The...
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  • May 24, 2022
    Berries: top trending fruit on Memorial Day
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  • May 24, 2022
    Peruvian Table Grape Producers Association joins SHAFFE
    The Southern Hemisphere Association for Fresh Fruit Exporters (SHAFFE) announced further expansion with the incorporation of the Peruvian Table...
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  • May 24, 2022
    The future of methyl bromide
    Methyl Bromide is an indispensable tool for the fruit trade, but with significant downsides. However a potential alternative is...
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  • May 24, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Indian mangoes swiftly recovering lost ground...
    In this installment of the ‘Agronometrics In Charts’ series, Sarah Ilyas studies the state of the Indian mango market,...
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  • May 24, 2022
    How to grow basil in your backyard
    "One of the easiest, most prolific, and flavorful herbs to grow is basil,” states Brittnay Haag, University of Illinois...
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  • May 23, 2022
    Guatemala presents innovative agricultural offer based on industrialization
    A selection of 280 national and regional exhibitors for the 20th edition of the Regional Platform AGRITRADE Expo &...
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  • May 23, 2022
    What you need to know about consuming fruit and...
    This fantastic information from the U.S. Centers for Diseases control provides excellent tips on how to avoid getting food...
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  • May 23, 2022
    Dole doubles down on value added segment with meal...
    These 3 new products join 60 other Dole salad kits, salad mixes and slaws including the popular Chopped! and...
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  • May 23, 2022
    Despite signs of recovery, Shanghai port congestion to continue
    As China's Covid restrictions have been lifted in Shanghai, there have been some signs of recovery, but port congestion...
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  • May 23, 2022
    Naturipe Farms expects high volume from 2022 Georgia blackberry...
    Naturipe’s blackberry growing season in Georgia is set to start mid-May and will last through early July with high-quality,...
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  • May 20, 2022
    Valencia growers predict a €150 million loss as a...
    After two and a half months of persistent rain, low temperatures and a lack of sun, Comunitat Valencia farmers...
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  • May 20, 2022
    USDA projects fall in Chile’s apple, pear harvest, while...
    Despite a rough start to the table grape season, the USDA report found exports had recovered in April and...
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  • May 20, 2022
    Addressing supply chain distrust an opportunity for ProducePay, says...
    According to the tech company, the avocado consumption in the United States will increase uninterruptedly in the next...
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  • May 20, 2022
    Oishii opens vertical strawberry farm in New Jersey
    Oishii says the new facility is "the world’s largest vertical strawberry farm". Located in New Jersey, it spans 74,000...
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  • May 20, 2022
    Organic farming: Philosophy, contamination and fertilizers
    Learn the about the philosophy, contamination and fertilizers of organic farming in the second part of this comprehensive guide...
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  • May 19, 2022
    UNITEC guarantees a sustainable future for all fruit 
    Of the 350 billion fruits selected every year, 12% are unsuitable for the fresh market but can be used...
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  • May 19, 2022
    Organic farming: Definitions, certifications, and principles
    Learn the basics of what organic farming means in the first part of this comprehensive guide by WikiFarmer. The post...
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  • May 19, 2022
    Westfalia edges towards carbon neutrality
    The leading multinational supplier of avocados has counted its 2020 footprint with One Carbon World, a carbon footprint verification...
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  • May 19, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Citrus volumes from Chile set to...
    In this installment of the ‘Agronometrics In Charts’ series, Sarah Ilyas studies the state of the Chilean citrus market. The...
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  • May 19, 2022
    Mexico waives import duties on food items to curb...
    The list of exceptions includes popular fruit and produce items, such as apples, oranges, tomatoes and lemons. The post...
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  • May 18, 2022
    Chile’s ASOEX President to step aside
    Ronald Bown will step aside after more than 3 decades at the helm of the exporter's association. The post...
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  • May 18, 2022
    Mexico’s table grape season facing delays - report
    Daytime weather has been cooler slowing the ripening process of the table grapes, and therefore, their harvest. The post...
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  • May 18, 2022
    USDA announces $6 billion in natural disaster emergency relief...
    The Farm Service Agency's Emergency Relief Program will consist of $6 billion worth of compensation for crop producers affected...
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  • May 18, 2022
    Colombian bananas and changes in the market
    The Colombian banana industry has created employment and boosted the country’s economy over the years. More recently, it has...
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  • May 18, 2022
    When and how to harvest tomatoes
    This great guide from Nature and Garden gives you all you need to know about successfully harvesting tomatoes. The post...
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  • May 18, 2022
    Joe Vargas tapped for blueberry business intelligence role
    In his new role, Joe Vargas will collect, analyze and communicate data that helps growers and industry experts make...
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  • May 17, 2022
    Easy-peelers to continue the upward trend in the Americas
    Easy-peeler production and exports are expected to increase, albeit at a slower rate, according to a report by Rabobank. The...
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  • May 17, 2022
    Tips for growing tomatoes in your home garden
    This brief article by Michigan State University Extension gives you some great tips on growing tasty tomatoes in your...
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  • May 17, 2022
    South Africa table grape growers wrap up harvest
    The 2021-22 season has came to a close with a slightly higher production level, but marred with issues and...
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  • May 17, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: California asparagus continues to thrive despite...
    The scenario for California asparagus is increasingly difficult, with a number of critical factors converging against this crop. The post...
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  • May 17, 2022
    CBP identify rare pest at US/Mexico border in fruit...
    The destructive and rare pest has not been identified before in the U.S.. The post CBP identify rare pest at...
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  • May 16, 2022
    Naturipe reports good weather as organic blueberry harvest reaches...
    Naturipe provided a harvest update as its organic blueberry crop heads into peak production through June. The post Naturipe reports...
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  • May 16, 2022
    April produce inflation continues upward climb
    The value of sales are up, while unit sales are down and prices continue their upward climb. Spending was...
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  • May 16, 2022
    A guide to growing blueberries for beginners
    This comprehensive guide from the West Virginia University Extension gives you everything you need to start growing this super...
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  • May 13, 2022
    Pink Lady apple founder John Cripps passes
    John Cripps spent 25 years developing the globally recognized apple variety before launching it in the market in 1991....
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  • May 13, 2022
    First charter shipment of Zespri’s SunGold Kiwifruit arrives to...
    Zespri is targeting health conscious consumers with marketing campaigns around the SunGold brand, which it says is outpacing sales...
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  • May 13, 2022
    How to grow herbs in home gardens
    Check out this great guide from the University of Minnesota on growing a whole range of herbs at home. The...
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  • May 12, 2022
    Agrovision obtains major funding for ongoing global expansion
    The leading producer and supplier of superfruits and vegetables has closed a $210 million financing which will fund its...
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  • May 12, 2022
    Oppy partners with Mexican avocado consortium to smoothen supply
    Oppy said that through its vertically integrated trio of partners, including Eco Farms and now AvoWorks, it can smooth...
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  • May 12, 2022
    Nature's Pride CEO to step down, replaced by COO
    The current CEO at Nature's Pride, Fred van Heyningen will be replaced by CCO Adriëlle Dankier, who has more...
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  • May 12, 2022
    New highlights from GreenTech Amsterdam: Tomato virus, digital phenotyping...
    The three day event is a global meeting place for horticultural technology professionals, focusing on the early stages of...
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  • May 12, 2022
    GrubMarket acquires Florida importer
    Grubmarket acquires number one East Coast importer Vega Produce, strengthening its global footprint in the food supply chain industry....
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  • May 12, 2022
    Peruvian passion fruit exports grow 10% in beginning 2022
    The industry is still operating below peak levels seen back in 2016. The post Peruvian passion fruit exports grow 10%...
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  • May 12, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: High temperatures deal a heavy blow...
    In this installment of our Agronometrics in Charts, we look at the Mexican blackberry industry, which has seen high...
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  • May 12, 2022
    Easy steps to square foot gardening success
    Square food gardening is a simple concept that cuts down on gardening chores, saves money, water and seed, and...
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  • May 11, 2022
    Blueberries' cognitive benefits
    Blueberries can improve cognitive function and insulin resistance in individuals who are at risk of suffering from dementia. As...
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  • May 11, 2022
    Logistics crisis makes for Chile’s most complex season in...
    Exports of table grapes, blueberries and apples to the Northern Hemisphere were particularly affected by logistical complications. The post Logistics...
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  • May 11, 2022
    FMC demands more data from container industry
    The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission wants to have a a more uniform data set to measure market conditions of...
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  • May 11, 2022
    New Zealand apple exports to remain lower than expected
    The USDA projects that apple exports will be lower than expected, as labor shortages and unpredictable weather conditions continue...
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  • May 11, 2022
    How to prune blueberry bushes
    Eric Stafne, Extension fruit and nut specialist, says there are a few different ways to prune blueberries, depending on...
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  • May 10, 2022
    Chile’s Cencosud acquires The Fresh Market, enters U.S market
    The $676 million acquisition marks the entry of the South American retailer into the US market through The Fresh...
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  • May 10, 2022
    Seven tips for controlling apple scab
    The apple scab disease fungus overwinters on dead apple leaves and fruit left on the ground, Ross Penhallegon, horticulturist...
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  • May 10, 2022
    Fall Creek expands executive team
    Fall Creek Farm & Nursery has announced the promotions of two long-tenured employees to its executive leadership team, a...
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  • May 10, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Mexican blueberry industry potential to be...
    The XXII International Blueberry Seminar that will take place at Expo Guadalajara will analysis the potential for Mexico's growers...
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  • May 10, 2022
    Fresh Del Monte rebrands shipping service as Network Shipping...
    Fresh Del Monte Produce has formally spun off and rebranded its third party shipping service as Network Shipping (NWS),...
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  • May 9, 2022
    Pinduoduo’s Smart Agriculture Competition acts as bridge connecting academia,...
    The contest is designed to challenge participating teams to adopt a multidisciplinary approach in creating cost-effective and easy-to-use technology...
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  • May 9, 2022
    Hortifrut announces India JV, Ireland hub
    As part of its continued overseas expansion, Hortifrut has announced the creation of a new distribution point in Ireland...
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  • May 9, 2022
    Camposol grows sales but sees earnings weaken in 2021
    Increases in blueberry volumes and yields helped push its total sales for the year. The post Camposol grows sales...
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  • May 9, 2022
    A guide to growing spinach in the garden
    This fantastic guide by Dan Drost, a Vegetable Specialist at Utah State University - Yard and Garden Extension, provides...
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  • May 9, 2022
    Fresh Del Monte CEO: Some 1000 containers did not...
    These lost shipments mainly occurred in the first few months of the year and affected business to European, Asian,...
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  • May 9, 2022
    Cities should aim to grow 30% of produce locally...
    The goal is part of a report published by the Tony Blair Institute For Global Change in order to...
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  • May 6, 2022
    A 7 step guide to conducting a carbon footprint...
    Those in the indoor farming industry know that energy is an area that needs improvement in order for the...
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  • May 6, 2022
    Next month’s Agritechnica Asia and Horti Asia set to...
    The third edition of the in-person trade fair will attract 300 international brands from 26 countries and include...
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  • May 6, 2022
    Kroger extends Go Fresh & Local Supplier Accelerator program
    Finalist suppliers in the program will be given the opportunity to show off their products and interact with category...
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  • May 6, 2022
    Maersk warns of slowdown on the horizon
    Despite record profits, the shipping giant expects a global downturn could be coming later this year. The post Maersk...
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  • May 6, 2022
    Mexico shifts trade railway from Texas to New Mexico...
    The move comes after Texas Governor Greg Abbott began enforcing “enhanced” safety inspections of commercial trucks crossing the border...
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  • May 5, 2022
    Why locally developed table grape varieties matter
    Jorge Torres G. - White Seedless Manager at the Vida Produce Company, and ASOEX Fruit Technology Consortium Director explains...
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  • May 5, 2022
    State of the Grape Market - May 2022
    Decofrut presents the State of the Market for table grapes during April, looking at supply, demand and pricing for...
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  • May 5, 2022
    Freight costs weighing heavy on Mexico’s table grape industry
    "Freight is more expensive than the product, it's killing us", Juan Laborin, General Director of the Mexican table grapes...
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  • May 5, 2022
    5 de Mayo avocado price peak: Will prices level...
    Demand and supply side issues have more than doubled the price of avocados since 2021 ahead of 5 de...
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  • May 5, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Washington’s frigid winter likely to lead...
    In this installment of the ‘Agronometrics In Charts’ series, Sarah Ilyas details the dynamics affecting the Washington State cherry...
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  • May 5, 2022
    Five things indoor farmers should know when choosing their...
    Caught up in the excitement around this emerging sector, many entrepreneurs fail to do the planning and research necessary...
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  • May 4, 2022
    Inteligistics Offers High-Tech Digital Solutions for Supply Chain, Cold...
    Inteligistics has built a suite of products that can be used independently or integrated into a common information platform. The...
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  • May 4, 2022
    UK grocer’s robot army moves 2 million food items...
    U.K. grocery Ocado is using an army of 2,000 robots to pick up 2 million food items per day,...
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  • May 4, 2022
    Mission Produce appoints new President and COO
    Tim Bulow joins Mission Produce with more than 30 years of experience leading global operations, business development and marketing...
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  • May 4, 2022
    Del Monte's Q1 profits hit by inflationary pressures
    Net income for the three months ended April 1 was $25.8 million, down from $42.7 million in the same...
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  • May 4, 2022
    Extended length, skyrocketing costs stand out in California Citrus...
    The California Citrus Mutual (CCM) has issued its final assessment of its 2020-21 season, which it says may go...
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  • May 4, 2022
    U.S. pear stocks up 45.6 percent on last year
    The U.S. market saw pear stocks in April increased significantly compared to 2021, while in Europe inventories fell. The...
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  • May 4, 2022
    The opportunity for blueberries in China
    China's demand for blueberries remains a matter of vast potential for growers, if demand can be increased, FrutaCloud's George...
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  • May 4, 2022
    Don't give up on drought-stressed trees
    Check out this great advice written by Bert Cregg, Michigan State University Extension, Department of Horticulture and Forestry following...
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  • May 3, 2022
    How to manage avocado heat damage
    This article discusses how avocado trees adapt to heatwaves, damage that can be caused by these events and what...
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  • May 3, 2022
    Shipping chief foresees supply chain issues smoothening in H2
    Port bottlenecks that have increased supply-chain congestion because of the war in Ukraine and lockdowns in China may be...
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  • May 3, 2022
    Top 10 trends for global consumers in 2022
    Consumers are making changes they made in their lives during the Covid-19 pandemic permanent, and these are the top...
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  • May 3, 2022
    Oppy announces its first tech investment
    Oppy has invested in an AI technology that harnesses deep learning AI to forecast and manage the yield of...
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  • May 3, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: California grape growers grapple with uncertainties 
    A look at the state of California grapes heading into a new 2022 season, and some of the issues...
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  • May 2, 2022
    Avocado takes center stage at Tropical Fruit Congress
    A host of international speakers from the world’s leading avocado-producing countries and experts in the field will discuss trends...
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  • May 2, 2022
    How to grow your own raspberries
    Check out this great guide from the U.K's Royal Horticultural Society on planting and growing your own raspberries. The post...
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  • May 2, 2022
    Vanguard on supply chain challenges: “Where in the world...
    "Getting a carrier to even go to SE Asia from Peru is almost impossible. If you can convince the...
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  • April 29, 2022
    Westfalia expands avocado operations to India through new JV
    The major avocado supplier expects the country to become a "very strategic part" of the its growth path, amid...
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  • April 29, 2022
    LGS anticipates mid-May start to counter season citrus season
    “Just as most of the produce industry has experienced over the past year, we all expect a challenging summer...
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  • April 29, 2022
    How to train and prune apple and pear trees
    Check out this great guide from the University of Maryland's Extension Center on pruning and training apple and pear...
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  • April 29, 2022
    Massive cocaine stash hidden in a container of bananas...
    The Public Prosecution Service (OM) said the drugs were hidden in a cargo of bananas from South America. The post...
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  • April 29, 2022
    Indian table grape exports to surpass last year's total...
    The Nashik district - which produces almost all of the country's export-bound grapes - has so far sent 112,000...
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  • April 29, 2022
    Chilean cherry 2021-22 season: record shipments impeded by logistical...
    Shipments to Asia account for the vast majority of Chilean cherry exports, although exports to the U.S. did double...
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  • April 28, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Large swathes of Peru's avocado production...
    New avocado orchards are poised to enter into production this year in Peru's growing regions, with the total crop...
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  • April 28, 2022
    Copefrut expands commitment to measuring and offsetting carbon footprint
    The company has renewed its CarbonNeutral certification for transportation, with eye on extending its monitoring and management of carbon...
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  • April 28, 2022
    Tips for growing blueberries in containers
    Highbush blueberries would prefer to be planted in well-prepared soil in the ground but with proper planting and care,...
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  • April 28, 2022
    Frustrations mount as sea shippers cash in on logistics...
    Fruit growers and exporters express their frustration with an industry that posted some US$200B in earnings in 2021, nearly...
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  • April 27, 2022
    Safe Cargo records successful debut in U.S. supporting Dayka...
    Leading U.S. table grape importer-exporter Dayka Hackett was saved from potentially damaging claims against shipments to South East Asia...
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  • April 27, 2022
    Meet the 12 IFPA Fresh Field Catalyst Winners
    The winning companies hail from 8 countries, and represent software, hardware, biotech and robotics categories and more. The post...
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  • April 27, 2022
    How to tell if an avocado is bad
    There are two key things that you can do in order to check whether or not an avocado is...
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  • April 27, 2022
    Unifrutti reopens the Sicilian blood orange trade route to...
    The first 10-tonne test shipment by air, which has just taken place, represents a fundamental step towards enhancing the...
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  • April 27, 2022
    China's Zero Covid policy to renew U.S. West Coast...
    Dr. Sara Hsu, an expert in Chinese fintech and economic development, wrote that once the strict lockdown in Shanghai...
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  • April 26, 2022
    New blueberry varieties available for growers 
    IQ Berries (IQB) and Osiris Plant Management join forces in 2021 to provide the market with new high-quality varieties...
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  • April 26, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Sizable California cherries expected
    In this installment of the ‘Agronometrics In Charts’ series, Sarah Ilyas evaluates the state of the California cherry crop,...
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  • April 26, 2022
    How to store fresh fruits and vegetables for better...
    To maintain the freshness and flavor of the produce you buy at the market or grow in your garden,...
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  • April 26, 2022
    Peruvian table grape exports running 13 percent up on...
    Exports grew by 13 percent from last season in terms of volume to reach 531,069 tons and by 22...
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  • April 26, 2022
    California Giant Berry Farms reports strong start to peak...
    Strawberry production is currently in the Santa Maria, Watsonville, and Salinas, California growing regions, with the company’s Oxnard program...
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  • April 26, 2022
    GrubMarket acquires South American fruit firm in expansion bid
    The fruit ecommerce tech platform has locked in multiple acquisitions since a US$120M investment round and US$1.2B valuation last...
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  • April 25, 2022
    TOMRA Food announces new brand strategy, affirming its future...
    New tagline recognizes how TOMRA Food and its customers can work together to improve global food production; legacy brands...
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  • April 25, 2022
    Chile expects drop in citrus exports 
    Drought in growing regions is affecting volumes of the main citrus crops, with the exporters association warning that logistics...
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  • April 25, 2022
    Tips for growing citrus plants indoors
    To grow dwarf citrus successfully year-round, follow these general guidelines. The post Tips for growing citrus plants indoors appeared first...
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  • April 25, 2022
    South African table grape industry's sustainability "under threat"
    "The urgency of this matter cannot be overemphasised," said AJ Griesel, CEO of the South African Table Grape Industry...
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  • April 25, 2022
    Hazel Tech opening new agriculture R&D space in Chicago
    The new space will include a research and development laboratory space, a pilot lab, administrative functions and an 8,500...
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  • April 22, 2022
    Tomra celebrates 50th anniversary by announcing World Without Waste...
    TOMRA marked the 50 year milestone by declaring a collective mission for the future to “transform how we all...
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  • April 22, 2022
    Freshfel Europe, members launch Environmental Footprint Initiative for fresh...
    Along with industry members like Dole, Apeel and Ailimpo, Freshfel Europe has launched its Freshfel Environmental Footprint Initiative for...
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  • April 22, 2022
    Chicago grocery chain acquired by New York-based investment firm
    The private equity giant has made prior investments in the grocery sphere, putting down $1.75 billion in Albertsons Companies...
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  • April 22, 2022
    Chilean blueberry and grape exports dip in Q1 amid...
    In preseason forecasts, blueberry exports for the 2021-22 season had been pegged on par with last season, while table...
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  • April 22, 2022
    How to plant and grow avocados
    Setting up a profitable avocado orchard requires careful planning and the right site. Use these guidelines to determine if...
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  • April 22, 2022
    U.S. fruit import value skyrocketed to new record through...
    Total fruit imports into the U.S. soared by a quarter to a new record over January and February this...
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  • April 21, 2022
    South America Blueberry Convention kicks off with a call...
    The competitive offer of counter-season blueberries from South America has heated up in recent years, and the convention provided...
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  • April 21, 2022
    How to manage citrus orchards with less water
    To manage citrus orchards with less water requires an understanding of your orchard’s water requirements and the impacts of...
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  • April 21, 2022
    Fifth of world’s containerships are stuck in port congestion
    After signs of progress that the backlogs of containerships stacked up outside ports might be easing, it appears that...
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  • April 21, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Guacamole abounds, Cinco de Mayo boosts...
    Cinco de Mayo is the second biggest driver of avocado consumption in the U.S., in this installment of our...
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  • April 21, 2022
    Westfalia details water sustainability strategy
    Westfalia's irrigation system helped it improve its water-use efficiency by 14 per cent in 2020 and will be implemented...
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  • April 20, 2022
    Winter pruning in table grapes: Process and treatments
    The objective is to achieve proportional growth of wood and fruits and obtain an ideal distribution of the load...
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  • April 20, 2022
    Agronometrics CEO, Colin Fain, to speak at The South...
    Topics to be addressed include blueberry market trends, an outlook of the 2022-23 season, export opportunities for the four...
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  • April 20, 2022
    Pacific Trellis sees growth from Mexico table grape harvest 
    Pacific Trellis Fruit expects to see growth coming from its Mexico table grape program, which includes over 20 varieties...
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  • April 20, 2022
    Behind Frutura’s acquisition of Subsole 
    After complementing its purchase of Peru’s Agricole Don Ricardo in 2021 with an acquisition of Chile's Subsole, Frutura CEO...
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  • April 20, 2022
    Costa Rica loses WTO Mexican avocado import case brought...
    The World Trade Organization (WTO) determined that Costa Rica did not present sufficient scientific justification to limit the importation...
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  • April 20, 2022
    Zambia kicks off avocado exports after EU phyto approval
    Zambia has started the mass export of avocados to Europe with the first consignment of over 37 tons. The post...
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  • April 20, 2022
    Blueberry bacterial and fungal diseases in the Pacific Northwest
    Pacific Northwest blueberry growers must identify and control a number of bacterial and fungal diseases in order to ensure...
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  • April 20, 2022
    Texas border inspections: Normalization of produce supply chains could...
    Losses to fruit and vegetable producers are estimated to be more than $240 million, said Lance Jungmeyer, president of...
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  • April 19, 2022
    Global Cherry Summit: Forming a union to overcome obstacles
    The Global Cherry Summit successfully brought together industry professionals -in person and virtually- from around the world, with a...
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  • April 19, 2022
    Matt Hancock receives “Cherry Visionary Award” in Global Cherry...
    Matt Hancock, Managing Director of UK cherry specialist Norton Folgate was recognized for his impact during the Global Cherry...
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  • April 19, 2022
    Del Monte recognized as one of country's most trusted...
    This award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., a world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The post Del...
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  • April 19, 2022
    How to easily grow tomatoes in your backyard
    More and more people like to grow their own fruits and vegetables in their backyard, either because they enjoy...
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  • April 19, 2022
    Dip in reefer rates between North Europe to Far...
    The long term market for refrigerated containers has seen its first easing in rates for routes between Northern Europe...
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  • April 19, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Mexican raspberries seeing remarkable increase in...
    Pricing trends this season matched the trends in volume. Week 14 saw prices at $18 per package when the...
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  • April 19, 2022
    Global Cherry Summit 2022 kicks off today
    This installment of the event is the first to take place since 2019, when the Global Cherry summit received...
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  • April 18, 2022
    Berry category 'overwhelmingly strong' in U.S. retail marketplace
    Berry sales in March this year grew by 9.9 percent year-on-year, adding on an additional $64 million dollars, according...
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  • April 18, 2022
    Ecuador banana growers continue push for intervention
    The impact of the war in Ukraine has resulted in millions of lost exports for Ecuador's banana industry, its...
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  • April 18, 2022
    A short history of the Hass avocado
    The original Hass tree was really a mistake - a lucky chance seedling. Since then it has ballooned in...
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  • April 14, 2022
    Preparing for the Global Cherry Summit 2022
    The cherry industry prepares to meet this week in Chile for the Global Cherry Summit 2022. The post Preparing for...
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  • April 14, 2022
    Raspberry development in processing and fresh sectors
    The global raspberry sector continues to grow, as it does with the other main berry types. Raspberries for fresh...
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  • April 14, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: The season unfolds for Mexico’s white...
    Projections suggest a significant increase of imports of Mexico white seedless varieties during this year's table grape season. The post...
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  • April 14, 2022
    How to pinch strawberry plant flowers and train runners
    Check out this guide explaining what you need to do to pinch strawberry plant flowers and train runners in...
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  • April 14, 2022
    Industry challenges, new strategies headlining the South American Blueberry...
    The international convention focused on the trends shaping the industry in the region responsible for the harvesting of 60%...
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  • April 14, 2022
    IFPA urges resolution of trade flow at U.S.-Mexico border
    The IFPA welcomed some advancements in reopening certain border crossings, but said some truckers carrying produce have waited over...
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  • April 13, 2022
    Calavo Growers reorganizes business into two segments, eliminates COO...
    The company estimates that the ongoing cost savings related to the reorganization investment in talent to fill new roles...
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  • April 13, 2022
    Advice from a tomato expert about the best heirloom...
    Even when you know a thing or two about tomatoes, the wide world of the much loved fruit is...
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  • April 13, 2022
    Valencia citrus growers call for assistance as crisis looms
    Valencia citrus growers are suffering from rising costs and allege they are forced to compete with fruit produced with...
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  • April 13, 2022
    South Africa releases export forecast for oranges, lemons and...
    There are several challenges facing the sector this season, including soaring input costs, red tape hampering access to some...
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  • April 13, 2022
    East Coast port congestion now worse than West Coast
    There are now double the number of ships waiting off two key East Coast ports than Los Angeles and...
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  • April 12, 2022
    Citing explosive growth, Taylor Farms opens Canadian facilities 
    The Toronto based facility will allow Taylor Farms to expand its offer of fresh cut produce and salads to...
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  • April 12, 2022
    Delays and bottlenecks at Texas/Mexico border after new inspection...
    The new border rules are causing extended delays affecting the distribution of fresh produce, costing millions of dollars a...
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  • April 12, 2022
    Principles of avocado canopy management
    This video by Australia's Queensland Agriculture explains why canopy management is so important for avocado and outlines the main...
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  • April 12, 2022
    Impressive health benefits of avocados detailed in study
    A long term study found that just two servings of avocado a week significantly improved resistance to heart related...
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  • April 12, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Mexican mangoes continue to be relished...
    The large volumes expected during April could pose as a great opportunity for marketers in the U.S and it...
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  • April 11, 2022
    Frutura acquires Texas cooling and logistics firm
    Frutura continues its buying spree, adding a Texas based logistics and storage center in a move to strengthen strengthen...
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  • April 11, 2022
    USDA lowers Florida orange harvest outlook, expects 28 percent...
    The USDA slashed its forecast for the Florida citrus crop by a good 3 million boxes in its latest...
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  • April 11, 2022
    FruitFul Berries joins CO₂ Correct initiative
    FruitFul-Berries has joined the CO₂ Correct initiative as part of its sustainability program. The post FruitFul Berries joins CO₂...
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  • April 11, 2022
    Containers pile up at China ports amid strict lockdown
    While the port is operating normally, there are a “critically high” number of refrigerated containers and items classified as...
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  • April 11, 2022
    A guide for when to plant vegetables
    hat to plant when depends on your location and zone, your weather, and your planting method. Some seeds must...
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  • April 8, 2022
    50 fruit-industry terms to know
    PRESS RELEASE Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing, the largest exporter of South African apples and pears and a business wholly owned...
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  • April 8, 2022
    Amela tomato variety picks up Fruit Logistica Innovation Award
    The Amela tomato won the overwhelming majority of votes, beating out a flaying autonomous robot. The post Amela tomato...
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  • April 8, 2022
    Latin America "highly exposed" to fertilizer supply disruptions from...
    While the war will not have an immediate impact on food prices and food production, there could be heavy...
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  • April 8, 2022
    Watch: How to cut and peel avocados
    Check out this video for some great tips on how to check if an avocado is ripe, and how...
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  • April 8, 2022
    Robinson Fresh, Apeel introducing limes with plant based peel...
    The launch in Europe builds on results from the U.S. market with Mexican limes. The post Robinson Fresh, Apeel...
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  • April 8, 2022
    USHBC President recognized as Ag Association Leader of the...
    Kasey Cronquist, President of the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) received the distinction from the National Agri-Marketing Association’s (NAMA). The...
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  • April 7, 2022
    Logistics nightmare dashes hopes of recovery for Chile table...
    Chile’s table grape season harvest has not suffered from weather issues like last year, but supply chain logistics have...
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  • April 7, 2022
    State of the Grape Market - April 2022
    Decofrut presents the State of the Market for table grapes during December, looking at supply, demand and pricing for...
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  • April 7, 2022
    Supply chain crisis: Lidl launches own shipping line, container...
    The company, part of the Schwarz Group, the fifth-largest retailer in the world, plans to start a shipping line...
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  • April 7, 2022
    Robotic pruner ready to cut down production problems in...
    While the whole of agriculture trends toward automation technologies, the production operations of tree fruit crops still require a...
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  • April 7, 2022
    Interko unveils containerised ripening room
    This ripening room fits into a standard reefer container and was developed through a partnership with Fyffes The post Interko...
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  • April 7, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Jalisco gears up for avocado exports...
    The entry of avocados from Mexico's growing region of Jalisco could ease price pressures, in this installment of Agronometrics...
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  • April 7, 2022
    Leadership changes at South Africa’s citrus grower association
    Hannes de Waal, CEO of the Sunday River Valley Citrus Company, will be taking over as the association’s Chairman...
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  • April 6, 2022
    Valencia growing region estimates €25M in weather damage
    Rains followed by freezing weather have left a mark on stone fruit and citrus crops. The post Valencia growing...
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  • April 6, 2022
    IFPA urges quick passing of Ocean Shipping Reform Act
    The bill addresses would address the process involved in making claims against ocean carriers and give authorities more tools...
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  • April 6, 2022
    Peru table grapes: “one of the best performing product...
    While the fruit condition was excellent, supply chain issues were at an all time high, and one third of...
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  • April 6, 2022
    Composting 101: What to compost and how to do...
    Composting is the natural process of recycling organic matter, such as leaves and food scraps, into a valuable fertilizer...
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  • April 5, 2022
    Avocado sales hit record during fall and winter holidays...
    The retail recap reported sales volume and retail dollar sales during Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Eve holiday...
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  • April 5, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Growing volumes of Chilean grapes entering...
    Chile is at the prime of its table grape harvest and heaps of fruit have arrived in the last...
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  • April 5, 2022
    Fruit Logistica 2022 kicks off in Berlin
    The in-person event kicked off today in Berlin and bringing professionals together from over 117 countries. The post Fruit...
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  • April 5, 2022
    The most effective ways to manage insects on plants
    Many insect problems on plants can be managed using nonchemical methods, but some require pesticides and this article tells...
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  • April 4, 2022
    Calavo launches brand refresh
    The new look and feel of the brand refresh are "thoughtfully designed to signal an evolution of this legacy...
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  • April 4, 2022
    Pear stocks growing in E.U., U.S
    Pear stocks in the U.S. and Europe grew by double digit figures compared to last year. The post Pear...
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  • April 4, 2022
    UAE investment fund to acquire majority stake in Unifrutti 
    ADQ, an Abu Dhabi-based investment fund, will add the global fruit grower and distributor to its portfolio of ag...
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  • April 4, 2022
    How to grow healthy and hearty microgreens indoors
    Fresh microgreens, herbs and sprouts grown in a south-facing window can provide healthy edibles in a matter of weeks,...
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  • April 4, 2022
    TOMRA Fresh Food to launch new robotic packing machine...
    TOMRA's new KETE16 increases productivity, reduces downtime, and delivers certainty in every pack The post TOMRA Fresh Food to launch...
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  • April 1, 2022
    Retailers Experience New Sekoya Blueberries At Event in Spain
    Sekoya, a strategic business unit of U.S.-based Fall Creek Farm & Nursery showcases long-lasting varieties. The post Retailers Experience New...
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  • April 1, 2022
    Dole launching exotic specialist division “Dole Exotics” at Fruit...
    The new launch includes a consumer brand "BE Exotic" which will focus primarily on mangoes and avocados. The post...
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  • April 1, 2022
    Fyffes opens new €25 million banana ripening center
    The new state-of-the art facility can process up to 7 million bananas per week. The post Fyffes opens new...
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  • April 1, 2022
    USDA forecasts record lows for U.S. citrus crop
    Citrus production in the U.S. is seeing reductions in nearly all categories and all growing regions, taking it to...
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  • April 1, 2022
    Oppy names new senior manager of innovation and sustainability
    Garland Perkins has led innovation efforts with the company over the last ten years and will now take over...
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  • April 1, 2022
    Four new raspberry varieties unveiled in Chile
    Researchers say these varieties grow to a large size and are resistant to water stress and disease. The post...
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  • April 1, 2022
    Pruning grapevine, tips and guidance to succeed
    The pruning of a grapevine is an important step that determines proper fruit formation and harvest. It isn’t difficult,...
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  • March 31, 2022
    DeltaTrak Introduces New Maritime and Claims Support Service as...
    DeltaTrak's new enhanced FlashTrak Cloud Service and 4G/5G real-time trackers will be demonstrated at the upcoming 2022 Fruit Logistica...
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  • March 31, 2022
    Ever Tru Farms logs first strawberry shipment to U.S,...
    The Canada based grower has shipped the first of its strawberries grown using a hydroponics system in a controlled...
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  • March 31, 2022
    Why fruit trees fail to bear
    The key to avoiding poor fruit set is to provide conditions favorable for flower bud formation, survival, and pollination...
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  • March 31, 2022
    SHAFFE Congress: Southern Hemisphere feeling the distance
    Getting fruit to market from the Southern Hemisphere is the top concern for the region's growers, and other insight...
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  • March 31, 2022
    Agronometrics to present at the Canadian Horticultural Growers’ Short...
    Agronometrics has gathered sterling worth of expertise in the realm of market intelligence and data analytics and its CEO...
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  • March 30, 2022
    Frutura Announces Agreement to Acquire Subsole Chile
    Frutura adds another acquisition to its portfolio, this time Chile's largest supplier of table grapes to the U.S., Europe,...
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  • March 30, 2022
    Chilean growers meet with new Agricultural Minister
    Port and logistical issues, visas for foreign workers, sustainable practices and water supply issues took center stage at the...
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  • March 30, 2022
    Freska Produce closes equity deal with Peruvian mango packer 
    The deal allows the leading mango marketer to better align its supply chain from grower to retailer. The post...
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  • March 30, 2022
    Study: Apple skin microbiome are good for your gut
    Microscopic organisms are the secret behind the "apple a day" adage. The post Study: Apple skin microbiome are good...
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  • March 30, 2022
    Organic certifier calls on policy makers to “champion organic”
    The U.K. based certifier said that organic farming should be a more visible factor in public policy considering the...
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  • March 29, 2022
    AM Fresh, Rio Blanco target new table grape varieties...
    Rio Blanco's Terramara operation will be used by the JV to deploy new premium table grape varieties in the...
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  • March 29, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Peru ascending as the world’s leading...
    Riding on demand for new varieties, Peru has been creeping up in the export rankings towards the spot as...
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  • March 28, 2022
    Wish Farms’ Pink-A-Boo Pineberries are “Taking TikTok By Storm”
    The New Berry Engages an Audience Hungry for Trends. The post Wish Farms’ Pink-A-Boo Pineberries are “Taking TikTok By Storm”...
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  • March 28, 2022
    Private equity firm acquires Save Mart
    Save Mart has 200 stores under its different brands and has been highlighted as a leader in the food...
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  • March 28, 2022
    Fresh Farms names David Watson SVP of Sales and...
    Watson brings experience from roles at Del Monte and Chiquita Fresh to the Mexico based grower. The post Fresh...
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  • March 28, 2022
    Grapa Varieties appoints Shiko Domovitz as new CEO 
    Rafi Karniel will transition to Chairman of the Board following his 15 year tenure as CEO. The post Grapa...
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  • March 28, 2022
    US strawberry market receives more imports as demand grows
    Some consider strawberries in the U.S. to be a mature market, but its one that continues to grow The post...
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  • March 28, 2022
    A guide to home growing blueberries in Florida -...
    In the first part of this publication on growing blueberries in Florida, you can find detailed information on site...
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  • March 28, 2022
    Record setting South Africa table grape season “not business...
    The harvest is now well ahead of figures from last year as are exports, but external problems have made...
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  • March 25, 2022
    Biden announces US$ 2.9B in funding for ports and...
    Eligible projects could include highway, bridge, freight, port, passenger rail, and public transportation projects of national and regional significance The...
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  • March 25, 2022
    Fruit Logistica 2022 going forward restriction free
    Most Covid-19 related restrictions will be lifted April 1, allowing event attendees access without conditions, though organizers do ask...
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  • March 25, 2022
    Chile’s white strawberries on the brink
    The genetics of this native Chilean strawberry have their place in the garden variety, but they are on edge...
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  • March 25, 2022
    Mexican table grape harvest expected to grow 19.5%
    The shift in varieties has resulted in more spread throughout the season, which is expected to extend past the...
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  • March 24, 2022
    Peru table grape season surpasses expectations
    An early exit from California table grapes, late arrivals from Chile and South Africa and good quality fruit led...
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  • March 24, 2022
    A guide to growing kiwifruit from seed
    You can definitely grow a whole kiwi plant from seed. Here are five steps to help you get started. The...
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  • March 24, 2022
    JR's Orchards bullish on outlook for New Zealand apples,...
    New Zealand apple and pear exporter JR’s Orchards expects an increase in exports and based on pre season conditions...
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  • March 24, 2022
    Chile kiwifruit growers expect a tight market
    A drop in demand for fruit in Europe, high stocks and falling fruit consumption have Chile's kiwifruit sector on...
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  • March 24, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: California avocado season well underway 
    The California avocado harvest got off to a quick start, so its no surprise that volumes are ahead of...
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  • March 24, 2022
    Russia disruptions cut Peru avocado growth prospects
    February's export results for Peruvian avocados felt the impact of disruptions related to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and...
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  • March 23, 2022
    Calavo: Avocado market choppiness should be resolved in next...
    Calavo CEO and President discussed supply and pricing trends in the U.S. avocado market, and gave some color on...
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  • March 23, 2022
    Cornell, Sun World launch two new table grape varieties 
    An "ultra-early ripening green seedless grape variety with a sweet Muscat flavor and firm crisp texture” and a...
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  • March 23, 2022
    Peru’s thriving blueberry sector
    Peru's blueberry sector has emerged over the last seven years and continues to carve out a niche in the...
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  • March 23, 2022
    Hazel Technologies to host summit on cherry quality, trends
    The event will feature talks by industry leaders on cherry quality and global market analysis The post Hazel Technologies to...
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  • March 22, 2022
    The Season Is Ripe For Berry Fresh Sweet...
    Sweet Karolines have better shelf-life and significantly higher brix levels than other varieties. The post The Season Is Ripe...
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  • March 22, 2022
    In the peak of its season, Chilean growers lack...
    Table grape shipments are particularly affected in the height of the export season. The post In the peak of...
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  • March 22, 2022
    A guide to growing tomatoes in pots
    Growing tomatoes in pots is easy and delicious. And it may be your best option if you want to...
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  • March 22, 2022
    World Water Day 2022: Groundwater, an essential item for...
    Groundwater is an important source of irrigation and its supply is a recurring issue for fruit crops around the...
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  • March 22, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: The Last of the Argentinian Pear...
    Argentina's pear harvest and export crop is expected to fall short of volumes compared to last year, and also...
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  • March 22, 2022
    TOMRA Fresh Food welcomes Global Category Director of Citrus,...
    TOMRA Fresh Food, a division of TOMRA which combines the expertise of BBC Technologies & Compac, is the global...
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  • March 21, 2022
    Ecuadorian Banana Growers Cluster calls for support from the...
    The growers organization is calling for the costs incurred on Ecuadorian banana growers due to lost shipments to Ukraine...
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  • March 21, 2022
    Sekoya to showcase new blueberry varieties at special event
    Global blueberry marketing platform Sekoya is showcasing the expected increase in availability of its eponymous quality brand across Europe...
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  • March 21, 2022
    Zespri marks first 2022 shipment 
    In order to mitigate port congestion Zespri has turned to charter agreements with shipping partners. The post Zespri marks...
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  • March 21, 2022
    Australian table grape growers expect higher returns for 2022...
    China remains the prime destination and growers are optimistic for this season's results despite logistical challenges. The post Australian...
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  • March 21, 2022
    What are Aphids and how to get rid of...
    Aphids are fearsome insects that attack leaves and feed on plant sap. There are natural ways to treat against...
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  • March 18, 2022
    Opinion: The Rising Cost Produce Paradox 
    Vanguard International CEO Craig Stauffer shares his thoughts on what the pricing surge means for the produce industry. The post...
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  • March 18, 2022
    Relief on the way for the Apple Category
    Organic and conventional apple volume arriving from the Southern Hemisphere The post Relief on the way for the Apple Category...
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  • March 18, 2022
    Wish Farms Donates to World Central Kitchen
    Wish Farms, is donating $5,000 to Jose Andres’ World Central Kitchen. The funds will be used to support the...
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  • March 18, 2022
    Driving Sustainability: Westfalia’s Initiatives from Water to Packaging and...
    PRESS RELEASE As numerous industry players prepare to gather in Berlin for FRUIT LOGISTICA (5-7 April, 2022), the world’s...
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  • March 18, 2022
    California avocados saw record U.S. market share in February...
    “Between a later big game this year and the week-long hiccup in supply from Mexico, California fruit saw a...
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  • March 18, 2022
    Driscoll’s, Plenty expand relationship for vertical strawberries 
    Building on a R&D agreement, the two firms said berry lovers in dense urban centers will be their target...
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  • March 18, 2022
    Dole sees growth in berries, avocados, organic
    Dole CEO Rory Byrne said these categories have grown faster than the industry average for the past two years....
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  • March 18, 2022
    Lemon health benefits and therapeutic value
    Lemons have very high water content, and provide very little proteins and fats. Carbohydrates and fiber are the most...
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  • March 18, 2022
    South Africa sees high levels of table grape exports
    For much of the season until recently, exports from the country were running well behind the previous season, despite...
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  • March 17, 2022
    Ecuador banana sector reeling from effects of Russian invasion...
    More than a million boxes of bananas destined for Ukraine and Russia have accumulates without solutions to distribute them The...
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  • March 17, 2022
    Lemon market faces tough scenario of surplus, rising costs,...
    Larger volumes and hampered exports to Asia in a year when costs are rising make for a complex scenario...
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  • March 17, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Soaring strawberry volumes from california feeding...
    Current FOB and fresh market pricing as a result have been the lowest they have been in over a...
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  • March 17, 2022
    Composting 101: What to compost and how to do...
    Composting is the natural process of recycling organic matter, such as leaves and food scraps, into a valuable fertilizer...
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  • March 16, 2022
    Systems Approach yields fresh plum trade from Chile
    Chilean plums and U.S. consumers benefit from cooperative effort of entire supply chain The post Systems Approach yields fresh plum...
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  • March 16, 2022
    Bowery Farming launches duo cultivar strawberry “discovery” pack
    These vertically grown berries offer a contrast in their taste an appearance, and are the first fruit offering in...
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  • March 16, 2022
    Frutura continues expansion, acquires Uruguay citrus firm
    The acquisition is the second major buy from Frutura in Latin America, following their purchase of Peru's Agricola Don...
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  • March 16, 2022
    Camposol withdraws US$450M IPO request
    The global fruit producer pulls back for the second time since its original filing in 2017. The post Camposol...
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  • March 16, 2022
    Tissue and soil nutrient testing for cold climate grapes
    There are 14 essential plant nutrients derived from the soil that are considered essential for the growth of all...
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  • March 15, 2022
    Dole posts strong financial performance for "transformational year"
    On July 29, 2021, Total Produce completed the acquisition of the remaining 55 percent of Dole Food Company (DFC),...
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  • March 15, 2022
    Concerns mount over fertilizer prices, supply
    The USDA announced a US$250 million fund to foment U.S. based fertilizer innovation and projects, and is looking into...
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  • March 15, 2022
    Calavo Growers reports increased revenues, US$4M loss in first...
    Revenue growth did not pull its bottom line out of the red, but management says its situation is improving....
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  • March 15, 2022
    Oppy’s apple and pear category serves diverse choices year-round
    Winter program expects a smooth transition to the freshest eating Southern Hemisphere fruit The post Oppy’s apple and pear category...
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  • March 15, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Florida blueberry season in full swing
    Early blooms in Florida and Georgia have led to blueberries on the market sooner than normal, amid lower prices...
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  • March 15, 2022
    Laser system to kill weeds with surgical precision
    Called Welaser and funded by the European Union, it is an autonomous vehicle or robot with a vision system...
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  • March 15, 2022
    Mexican avocado volume to be impacted through Q2 but...
    Mission Produce executives speaking on a recent earnings call provided some insights into their expectations for the U.S. avocado...
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  • March 14, 2022
    Table grape industry reacts to announcement of SNFL-IFG merger
    We spoke with several key industry members from around the world to hear what they make of the deal...
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  • March 14, 2022
    Peak season for California Strawberries expected in second half...
    The harvest should start earlier than in 2022 and with greater fruit volumes as well. The post Peak season...
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  • March 14, 2022
    New technology in strawberry production
    These technologies can improve strawberry production by reducing inputs and increasing efficiency in a range of on and off-farm...
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  • March 14, 2022
    Peru extends back end of grape season with late...
    Peru's grape exports in the first four days of March this year nearly matched the total exported in the...
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  • March 11, 2022
    Mission Produce's Q1 hit by industry-wide rising costs and...
    However, Steve Barnard, the Founder and CEO of Mission Produce, said that the company was able to maintain its...
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  • March 11, 2022
    Kellogg wins dismissal of suit against its strawberry pop...
    Invoking the image name of a delicious strawberry is powerful, but a judge didn't think that guarantees any certain...
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  • March 11, 2022
    Asia Fruit Logistica heads to Bangkok, announces dates
    Organizers said a combination of factors led it to the decision to move back to the venue where it...
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  • March 11, 2022
    Port congestion continuing on both coasts
    Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to be at near-record levels this spring and summer...
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  • March 11, 2022
    What's wrong with my plant? Blueberry stems and branches
    Check this article out to find out what is going wrong with your blueberry plants, specifically their stems and...
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  • March 10, 2022
    Table grape industry reacts to announcement of SNFL-IFG merger
    We spoke with several key industry members from around the world to hear what they make of the deal...
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  • March 10, 2022
    Meet the “Ultra” avocado buyer driving the market
    While this segment only accounts for a single digit share of all avocado buying households in the U.S., it...
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  • March 10, 2022
    Organic produce private labels vs. consumer brands at OPS...
    Private labels are bigger than ever for organic produce in 2022, and the battle for market share with the...
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  • March 10, 2022
    Chilean avocados are water efficient and sustainable, according to...
    This is the first analysis with scientific evidence on this characteristic crop from the central area of the Latin...
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  • March 10, 2022
    USDA confirms citrus canker case in South Carolina
    The affected plants were sold to customers in 11 states, and authorities are moving to locate and destroy them....
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  • March 10, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Caborca’s frigid winter taking a toll...
    Prices in week 9 stood at around $20.10 per package, a 85 percent hike compared to the last season....
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  • March 10, 2022
    Effects of Huanglongbing on Florida oranges
    This article presents important facts of HLB's history in Florida, illustrated descriptions, and details regarding HLB's effects on fruit...
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  • March 9, 2022
    State of the Grape Market - March 2022
    Decofrut presents the State of the Market for table grapes during December, looking at supply, demand and pricing for...
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  • March 9, 2022
    In 2022, produce shoppers demand a deal
    One factor surpassed ripeness, appearance and quality in this annual survey on produce shopping trends. The post In 2022,...
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  • March 9, 2022
    IPM: Can better data finally reduce reliance on conventional...
    Thomas Grandperrin of UAV-IQ Precision Agriculture speaks with Michael Gilbert, CEO of Semios, which has been building a set...
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  • March 9, 2022
    How to make natural and safe homemade weed killer
    Use this guide to natural weed killers to create a kid-safe and pet-safe garden or lawn and prevent exposure...
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  • March 9, 2022
    Port of Antwerp hits 1 million reefer containers for...
    Growth within Port of Antwerp's cold chain segment continued to increase in 2021, despite the widespread and unprecedented challenges...
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  • March 8, 2022
    Produce industry initiatives to mark International Women’s Day 2022
    From fruit marketers to retailers, International Women's Day is an opportunity to celebrate and reflect on the challenges faced...
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  • March 8, 2022
    United Exports appoints Sean Li as China business manager
    Li brings 11 years of industry experience to the blueberry specialist, including his most recent role at Dole China....
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  • March 8, 2022
    Peruvian pomegranate exports up 117%
    Peru’s fresh pomegranate exports are off to a fast start, growing 117% over the course of January 2022 when...
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  • March 8, 2022
    SNFL announces deal to acquire IFG
    AM FRESH Group, which will be the controlling shareholder of the combined entity, says the move will accelerate varietal...
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  • March 8, 2022
    Situation for domestic and imported produce shippers see "several...
    However, the USDA notes that although West Coast port backlogs fade from media headlines, East Coast ports are now...
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  • March 8, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Superior quality Chilean plums en route...
    The USDA recently sanctioned the entry of Chilean plums under a Systems Approach, and the fruit will be entering...
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  • March 8, 2022
    Tricks to get compost in only two to three...
    We all know a stable, good quality compost that is able to nourish our crops takes a while, but...
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  • March 7, 2022
    South African table grape exports catch up with last...
    South African exports have finally caught up with last year's levels, following several months of shipments being significantly lower...
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  • March 7, 2022
    Colombia aims to boost avocado exports to U.S. by...
    Colombia exported 2,376 tons of avocados to the U.S. last year, having scored market access in 2017, and it...
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  • March 7, 2022
    Fresh Del Monte names Monica Vicente CFO
    Vicente is a 24 year veteran of the company and will also serve as principal accounting officer. The post...
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  • March 7, 2022
    California citrus growers face a "tight market" for the...
    "With the fruit on the tree it affects the next year, we have growers that are looking at two...
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  • March 7, 2022
    Tips for washing and disinfecting fruits and vegetables
    First of all, you should keep in mind that the best thing you can do to wash your fruits...
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  • March 4, 2022
    Firstfruits Farms announces “A Taste Of Luck” campaign to...
    PRESS RELEASE FirstFruits Farms, a recognized leader in the apple industry, announces the launch of “A Taste...
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  • March 4, 2022
    South Africa launches campaign to stop passage of damaging...
    The CGA says the new EU legislation could be passed and implemented by the end of May 2022 and...
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  • March 4, 2022
    EPA denies objections on chlorpyrifos
    The EPA denied objections from a variety of grower associations calling for a tolerance level in its use. The...
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  • March 4, 2022
    Mission Produce announces campaign ahead of SEPC show 
    Mission Produce looks to highlight its "field to fork" strategy in the eyes of industry partners and consumers. The...
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  • March 4, 2022
    Chart: Table grape import value to U.S. increased in...
    All of the top five suppliers - Chile, Mexico, Peru, Brazil and South Africa - notched year-on-year increases, and...
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  • March 4, 2022
    Spanish lemon growers demand higher prices from distribution chain
    Growers warn that without better prices their economic activity will become unsustainable, and that "Environmental and social sustainability must...
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  • March 4, 2022
    Organic fertilizers and how to prepare them
    Organic fertilizers are substances made up of animal, vegetable or mixed waste that are added to the soil to...
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  • March 3, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: California growers capitalizing on the void...
    US avocado growers have moved quick to harvest and ship their fruit and capitalize on high prices following the...
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  • March 3, 2022
    Russia disruption: fertilizer supplies a concern, container lines suspend...
    Key ingredients for fertilizers could see disruption, and container lines have also announced the suspension of services to and...
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  • March 3, 2022
    TOMRA Fresh Food now operating from Field Research Centre...
    TOMRA’s Fresh Food business area has announced that it is now operating from its Field Research Centre in Waikato,...
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  • March 3, 2022
    Guide to making the simplest hydroponic growing system
    There are many growing systems using hydroponics depending on what you want to plant, but the most important thing...
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  • March 2, 2022
    Strong second half of imported grape season anticipated by...
    The importer says peak production of grapes are starting to ramp up in volume from Peru, Chile, and South...
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  • March 2, 2022
    Naturipe owner announces Southeast blueberry expansion
    Over the last year, Michigan Blueberry Growers (MBG), an owner of Naturipe Farms, has made significant additions to its...
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