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AU: Celery and carrot industries under threat

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Australia will implement emergency quarantine measures from 20 October 2014 to protect the carrot and celery industries from an exotic bacterial pathogen that has become widespread in Europe.The pathogen, Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum, causes leaf curling, leaf yellowing, stunting and root.....
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Dole dishes out healthier options at Great American Banana Split Celebration

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Last year, the world watched as Latrobe, Pa., was officially recognized as the birthplace of the banana split with the unveiling of a historical marker from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in honour of National Banana Split Day. This spirited, appealing ceremony, held at the location where the banana split.....
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Germany: Early organic potato season ends with lower prices than last year

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The easy availability of imported goods, as well as the early start of the German organic potato season, has clearly resulted in lower prices than last year, reports the German agricultural information service (AMI) on their website. Moreover, stored organic German potatoes were being sold six weeks longer.....
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India: Onion farmers get just 50% of retail price

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Farmers growing onions in Asia’s largest onion market Lasalgaon, Nashik, want consumers to pay ₹50 for a kg as the cost of onion cultivation, excluding labour, has gone up three times in the last eight years.The price of onion seeds alone has more than doubled to ₹3,200 a kg during this kharif.....
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Estonia hosts traditional garlic festival

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On Saturday, August 23, the Estonian city Jogeva will host a popular in the country Garlic Festival. Over a hundred of producers will attend the event and bring to the traditional annual fair more than 15 tonnes of garlic. It is promised that only the products of Estonian farmers are to be sold at the.....
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New harvest of seeding shallots has started

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Soon there will once again be new shallots in the shelves of the supermarket, as the harvest is now in full swing. Yields are still hard to estimate, but seem to be slightly under the multiple year average. As far as quality is concerned, the product looks fine. This year´s harvest is around the same as the.....
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Pineapple farmers meet amid mounting concerns

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Acreage under pineapple cultivation has come down from 12,000 to 13,000 hectares in the State to about 9,000 hectares now. The Hindu Acreage under pineapple cultivation has come down from 12,000 to 13,000 hectares in the State to about 9,000 hectares now.Resistance to pineapple cultivation has grown in some.....
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S. Korea to import more fruit from Burma

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South Korea is set to increase Burmese agricultural imports, according to Burma’s Ministry of Commerce.Korean government officials and representatives of the ASEAN-Korea Centre met with the ministry on Tuesday to iron out plans to begin the import of four fruits: dragonfruit, mango, mangosteen and.....
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Drought in Azerbaijan could cause production deficit

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This year, same as in previous years, Azerbaijan suffers from drought. According to the head of the National Center of Ecological Forecast Telman Zeynalov, the drought will continue for the next few summers, which could lead to certain food production issues. According to Zeynalov, the solution is to.....
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Fyffes H1 pretax profit rises

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Fyffes plc reported pretax profit of 22.23 million Euro for the 6 months to 30 June 2014, compared to 20.70 million Euro, prior year. Profit to equity shareholders increased to 18.56 million Euro from 18.43 million Euro. Earnings per share in cents was 6.12, compared to 6.13, previous year.Adjusted profit.....
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Russia: Japanese to build greenhouse complex in Khabarovsk

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In 2015 Japanese investors plan to develop the former state farm Avangard in Khabarovsk into a greenhouse complex.This was announced by the businessmen from Japan: Yukio Temma, the head of the Hokkaido bank LTD in Vladivostok, Norihiko Maeda, a member of the board of directors of Hokkaido Coca-Cola Bottling.....
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Saratov region in Russia to increase greenhouse vegetables production

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The Ministry of Agriculture in the Saratov region has discussed the increase in the production of greenhouse vegetables. As reported by Deputy Minister of Agriculture Alexander Solovyev, the greenhouses in the region occupy an area of 89.7 hectares. This year, it is planned to produce more than 27 000 tonnes.....
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Russia: Putin orders development of new logistics centre in Kurgan

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Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed the acting governor of Kurgan region Alexey Kokorin to work out the idea of building in the Kurgan region, a logistics centre for the supply of goods from Asia: China, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan. Geographically, the Kurgan region has a favourable location, it is a.....
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Lunchbox-packers invited to 'Snap Back into School'

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Looking for new lunchbox ideas? Participate in the Snap Back into School Pinterest Contest. Hosted by The Produce Mom and Harvest Snaps, the contest began on August 14 and will end September 1. Three winners will be randomly selected to receive a prize pack including a $50 Visa gift card, Harvest Snaps.....
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Bangladesh: Improving value chain of fruit and vegetables

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Malnutrition is a widespread phenomenon in Bangladesh, partly driven by people's imbalanced diets. Indeed, the per capita consumption of fruits and vegetables barely reaches half of the recommended minimum requirement of 400g per day. As a result, only about 2 percent of dietary energy comes from fruits and.....
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Pakistan: Vegetable prices on the rise with changing weather

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With changing weather, prices of summer season vegetables have registered increasing trend as supplies of commodities from fields are declining.Almost all seasonal vegetables have been registering an average increase of Rs 10 to 20 per kg during the last two weeks. On the other hand, the quality of these.....
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Romania had the best agricultural season of the past 20 years

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In 2013, Romania had the best agricultural season of the past 20 years; a miracle which strongly boosted Romania's economy. Unfortunately, however, the miracle has not continued in 2014. This year, Romania's domestic agriculture has been hit by three factors that will certainly have a severe effect on the.....
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Vineyard technology could be the future of fruit and veg cultivation

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Experts from Aberdeen University have helped in the research of cutting edge technology used to improve the growth of wine grapes.Video-capturing ‘drones’, GoPro cameras and GPS systems – along with the expertise of university academics – are being used to assess the health of grapes in some vineyards. And.....
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Philippine economy seen stronger in Q2

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The Philippine economy may have gained momentum in the second quarter after a slow start to the year, raising the chances of more monetary policy tightening as inflationary pressures mount.The export-reliant economy has gained economic traction in recent months due to robust domestic demand as well as a.....
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Concerns increase over Maui GMO law after Kauai decision

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With Kauai's law meant to restrict the use of GMO seeds and pesticides ruled invalid, many are wondering how that will impact similar efforts on neighbouring islands.An ordinance meant to regulate the use of pesticides and genetically modified organisms in Kauai has been struck down. A federal judge has.....
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