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Mexico: Sequencing the genome of the garlic's nematode parasite

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Besides paying attention to pests, bacteria, fungi and viruses affecting crops in general, producers should also beware of nematodes, also known as roundworms, as they can cause millions in crop losses.The primary means of controlling them is the extensive use of nematicides; however, these compounds are.....
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Greece: Oversupply drives potato prices down in Drama

1 hour 43 min ago
Particularly low prices are currently registered for winter potatoes this year in Drama, Greece, partly because of the import of cheap produce from Cyprus and other countries, but also to the accumulation of stocks from the spring harvest in areas such as Tripoli, Thebes, Kozani and Achaea. Thus, "the.....
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Rwanda potato farmers count losses as prices drop

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Rwanda potato farmers have decried the low farm-gate prices currently being offered by dealers.“Retailers from Kigali are currently buying the crop at between Rwf70 and Rwf100 compared to Rwf120 in August,” Tuyizere Innocent, a farmer in Shingiro sector, Musanze District, said.A kilo of Irish potatoes is.....
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Record year at PMA Fresh Summit 2014

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Last weekend the PMA Fresh Summit was held in Anaheim with a record year of over 22,000 attendees. Besides the amount of attendees, companies use this show also to introduce new packaging, varieties and/or innovations.Click here for the photo reportClick here to see the photo report with Latin American.....
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Kazakhstan harvests sweet potato first time for South Korea

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Sweet potato was planted in three different regions of Kazakhstan this year in a pilot project for South Korea. All three fields have been harvested, Tengrinews reports citing Kazakh agriculturist Azamat Rakhimbekov.Several hundred bushes of sweet potato were planted on small land plots in three areas of.....
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Unearthing so many reasons to fall in love again with the potato

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This year's main-crop potato harvest is getting under way, and across Europe yields look good, with a bumper harvest expected, up 7 per cent on last year. With the prospect of so many potatoes, prices are dropping and the situation is made worse by the trade restrictions recently imposed by the Russian.....
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Ivory Coast mango producers ask for official price fixing structure

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Banana producers are asking for an official structure to determine financial speculation in order to guarantee them a profit when the products are commercialised. Mr Coulibaly, President of the advisory board for mango cooperative Gninnangnon explained the request to the Minister of Agriculture, Coulibaly.....
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Happy times for the mango industry with both volumes and price increasing

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About 250,000 trays of mangoes were trucked out of the Northern Territory last week as the Top End season nears its peak.The good news for growers is despite the escalating supply, the price is also increasing in some markets, with Kensington Pride's averaging $55 a tray in the Sydney markets.Boyd Arthur,.....
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Disney guests enjoy Chiquita Apple Bites

1 hour 43 min ago
On August 23, Disney’s Hollywood Studios® held a special one-night event, “Villains Unleashed,” that turned the spotlight to the scoundrels of Disney’s famous films. Villainous characters included Cruella De Vil from Walt Disney’s 101 Dalmatians, the Evil Queen from Walt Disney’s Snow White and Seven Dwarfs,.....
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Colorful campaign highlights ripening and flavor

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Pear Bureau Northwest is launching a new consumer advertising campaign this season, using print ads to help boost pear consumption and increase the total number of pear consumers. Ads for USA Pears will be featured in Bon Appétit, Cooking Light, Every Day with Rachael Ray, Weight Watchers Magazine, and Food.....
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NZ: Golden lining for Bay's new coolstores

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Te Puke-based post-harvest company Trevelyan's Pack and Cool is building $3.5 million worth of new coolstore space to handle its share of a record kiwifruit crop from orchardists who are beginning to put the worst of the Psa crisis behind them.Trevelyan's packed 8.1 million trays of kiwifruit this year and.....
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George Hurst from Roundy’s Supermarkets honored as 2014 Mango Retailer of the Year

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The National Mango Board (NMB) has honored George Hurst of Roundy’s Supermarkets as their 2014 Mango Retailer of the year. Each year, the NMB selects four Model Mango Retailers, one from each region of the U.S. All of these retailers are honored for their dedication to supporting the growth of the mango.....
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Russia: Commission of Magnit logistics centre postponed till 2015

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Commissioning of the logistics centre owned by the Russian retailer Magnit has been postponed till 2015. Earlier JSC Tander (Management Company of Magnit network) was intended to complete the construction in October. A large distribution centre with 100 fleet vehicles and a gas station is being built in the.....
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Maersk Line to continue slow steaming efforts, despite reduced benefits

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Maersk Line will continue slow steaming aboard its ships despite plunging bunker prices that have narrowed the financial benefits of doing so, reports ShippingWatch. The company rejected speculations of speeding up ships to their design speeds, although analysts have pointed out that using more fuel would be.....
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CMA CGM acquires 7,000 reefer containers

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To meet the demands of a growing market, the CMA CGM Group has acquired more than 7,000 last generation ‘high cube’ 40 ftreefer containers, including 6,000 low-consumption engines.With a total reefer fleet of 185,000 teu, the French shipping company has been increasing its reefer volume by 13% per year and.....
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Export capacity from Gaza expected same level as previous years

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Despite damages and losses during the summer, farmers in Gaza planted their fields as they used to do in the past. From the middle of November production of strawberries (60 ha), fresh herbs, cherry tomatoes and sweet pepper (120 ha) is expected to be ready for export. Strawberries usually are available till.....
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Greece: Higher export volumes, but lower revenue

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Greek fruit and vegetable exports during the first seven months of 2014 increased by 5.7% in volume compared with the same period last year, reaching a total of 891,421 tonnes, although with a 8.6% drop in value, which amounted to 516,542,234 Euro. Compared with the same period in 2012, there was an increase.....
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AU: CGMMV detected in Territory pumpkin crop

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The Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries has confirmed cucumber green mottle mosaic virus has been detected in a pumpkin crop in the Northern Territory.The department made the announcement on October 24 as Katherine watermelon producers impacted by the highly contagious virus continued to destroy.....
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Spooky Food for a Healthy Halloween

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Halloween is the perfect time to feature your specialty produce! Because of the holiday theme, shoppers will be receptive to creepy- looking fruits and vegetables to add to their healthy Halloween snacks and meal plans.“The scary-looking produce provides fresh inspiration for shoppers to keep up with their.....
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Vietnam: Safety, quality key to export growth

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Ensuring food safety and security as well as higher-quality products would enhance the sustainable development of Viet Nam's agricultural sector, attendees said at a EuroCham seminar that discussed the status of the industry.Thierry Rocaboy, an expert in the agribusiness and agrifood industry, told seminar.....
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