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Orange watermelon developed in Russia

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:29
A group of young scientists in the southern Russian region of Astrakhan have succeeded in creating a hybrid species of “orange watermelon,” the press office of local governor Alexander Zhilkin announced on his website Wednesday.The new variety is the result of a new technology resulting in the production of.....
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Ukraine increases apple production despite reduction in apple orchards

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:29
Over the past 10 years, the area of apple orchards in Ukraine decreased 1.5 times, at the same time apple production increased by approximately the same amount. This was discussed during the press conference “The Apple Business of Ukraine 2015: endless possibilities or hidden threats?" reports.....
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Grape Jammers making their way into the stores

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:29
“We have just launched seedless Thomcord grapes under the Grape Jammers brand,” says Michael Reimer with Brandt Farms. Grape Jammers are a cross between a Thompson seedless and a Concord grape. “They provide the eating quality of a Thompson grape with a thin skin and without seeds. At the same time, they.....
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US (NJ): Zucchini supplies still low

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:29
The lingering effects of heavy rain in New Jersey have kept zucchini volumes low. In addition to the complications in harvesting the rain brought, abundant moisture has spread a disease that has also hurt supplies.“Phytophthora is always in the soil,” explained Tom Sheppard of Eastern Fresh Growers, “but.....
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London Produce Show and Conference announces 2016 dates

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:29
The third annual London Produce Show and Conference (LPS 2016) will take place on June 8-10, 2016 at the five-star Grosvenor House, a JW Marriott hotel on Park Lane, London. Now established as the UK’s produce networking event of the year, the London Produce Show attracts a full house of exhibitors and.....
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New US variety benefits Queensland strawberry grower

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:29
A Queensland strawberry grower hopes a new variety from the United States will help ensure the security of his future in the industry.Ray Daniels, grows the fruit at Wamuran north of Brisbane, and is of the first Australian growers to plant the new variety, called splendour. The splendour strawberries are a.....
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Biobest sets foot on British soil

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:29
For the first time, Biobest – a leading global player in pollination and biological control with HQ in Belgium – will present itself to British soft fruit growers at FRUIT FOCUS. Soft fruit production in the UK is steadily growing in volume and sophistication. High tech greenhouses extend the season for.....
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New vegetable lab launched in Ghana

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:29
A new regional laboratory in Ghana is seeking to develop the vegetable industry through research, development and innovation to improve food and nutritional security in West Africa.According to the WACCI, food security initiatives in Sub-Saharan Africa have largely focused on producing more staple food.....
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Onion prices shoot up another 40 per cent in the last 2 days

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:29
Onion prices have shot up by up to 200 per cent since the start of this month in some top wholesale markets of Nashik, one of the biggest onion production centres in the country, and by more than 40 per cent in the last two trading sessions, as supplies have plummeted. Average wholesale price of onion at.....
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Diyarbakir, Eastern Turkey: Greenhouse production accelerating

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:29
Diyarbakir - an agricultural centre, the homeland of wheat, and in the province greenhouse production is growing with each passing day. Under the Rural Development Project 22, and the Agricultural Credit Cooperative 11,33 greenhouses were constructed on 401,000 m2. Work is now being carried.....
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Customs modernization delays hurt competitiveness

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:29
Customs Commissioner Alberto D. Lina has flagged the risk of deteriorating Philippine competitiveness within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) with further delays in the passage of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA).Customs Commissioner Alberto D. Lina stresses the need for the.....
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Mexico: Improving the safety of avocados for export

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:29
The National Health Service, Food Safety and Quality (SENASICA) awarded the Teknolab Analysis of Pesticide Residues Laboratory approval for this type of specific studies.The role of the laboratory, which is located in the town of Tancítaro, Michoacan, and is owned by producers, is to identify, confirm and.....
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US: Green Chile New Mexico under threat

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:29
Green chiles have defined New Mexico for generations, gaining fans and fame around the globe.However, as this year's harvest begins, labor shortages, shrinking acreage, drought and foreign competition have hurt production in the state.Farmers and producers say the problems reveal the need for changes in the.....
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Avocados From Mexico introduces fall promotions

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:29
Avocados From Mexico (AFM), the No. 1 selling avocado in the U.S., is thrilled to announce fresh new Fall promotions for both the general and Hispanic markets. In addition to working with major partners, AFM will be capitalizing on the popular American tradition of tailgating, as well as Fiestas Patrias.....
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Fruit terminal Sète for sale

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:29
The fruit terminal in Sète is officially in a “liquidation process”. This terminal started its operation in 2011 with the group Orsero. The port of Sète has been booming with 30,000 TEUS handled and 40,000 pallets/year. The liquidating person in charge of the file is located in Montpellier, Mr Luc.....
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Bulgaria: Producers expanding cooperation with hypermarkets

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:29
Bulgarian fruit and vegetable producers are increasingly interested in expanding cooperation with hypermarkets after the adoption of amendments to the Competition Protection Act, according to Slavi Trifonov, Chair of the National Union of Gardeners.Only 15% of the goods sold at hypermarkets in Bulgaria are.....
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Australia: Fruit and veg chamber set to bid for markets

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:29
The Chamber of Fruit and Vegetable Industries in WA will lead an industry bid to buy Canning Vale’s Market City, which accounts for nearly 60 per cent of all fruit and vegetables sold in the State.The market is one of Perth’s biggest industrial sites and has been put on the block as part of the State.....
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AU: Supermarkets dominate fruit and vegetable trade

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:29
Over 1.5 million Australian grocery buyers (14+) purchase fruit and vegetables from a market or stall during an average week—but even the majority of these locally and organically minded, anti-GM, farmer-friendly shoppers take their totes to a supermarket’s produce section too, new retail data from Roy.....
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Russia: New rules for Moscow trade in fruits and vegetables

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:29
The city authorities recently banned the selling of fruits and vegetables from boxes sitting on the ground, and the rest of the trade is to be carried out exclusively in covered pavilions. “The fairs will be covered, protecting them from the sun and rain," - announced the head of the department.....
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Pakistani fruit, vegetable exports grow in 2014-15

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:29
Fruit and vegetable exports from the country during last financial year (2014-15) increased by 0.85 percent and 11.21 percent respectively compared to the corresponding period of financial year 2013-14.During the period from July-June 2014-15, fresh fruit exports witnessed and increase of 0.85 percent as.....
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