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Breathing life into Nigerian ag

41 min 56 sec ago
For some time now, Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD) Farms, has been attracting global acclaim and recognition from Japan, United States, United Nations Educational and Scientific Organisation (UNESCO), International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and some universities in Europe and.....
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Storm takes toll in Western Australia

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Recent blustering winds have taken their toll on some growers' crops in Western Australia's Gascoyne region. At Calypso Plantation in Carnarvon, mangoes are littered beneath the trees and are starting to rot on the ground. Owner Eddie Smith grows six varieties but says it's his R2E2s which have taken the.....
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NZ producer aims for zero waste

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Kiwifruit and avocado post-harvest operator Trevelyan's Pack & Cool is working towards a more sustainable future with the ultimate aim of producing zero waste and becoming carbon and water neutral, says executive director, Alister Hawkey.A new compost trial carried out at Trevelyan's 20ha Te Puke site.....
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Chilean fruit to Asia grows 1.8%

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The Fruit Exporters Association of Chile (ASOEX) along with the Ambassador of Japan in Chile, Naoto Nikai, announced that Chile had increased its fruit exports to Asia and to Japan by 1.8% and 2%, respectively, when compared to 2013.According to their data, fruit exports to the Asian market during the.....
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Indian market finally open

41 min 56 sec ago
The Government of New Delhi announced the market opening today in La Gaceta. The announcement ends ten years of intense negotiations by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Agriculture and the National Health Service and Food Quality (SENASA ), stated the Foreign Ministry in a statement.The phytosanitary.....
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Three markets for Peruvian blueberries

41 min 56 sec ago
The first tests for blueberry cultivation in Peru began in 2009. Since 2012 its production and export has increased significantly, a trend that still continues. Exports of this berry between January and October this year amount to $16.5 million dollars.The main target market is the United States, which.....
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Uruguay: Blueberries after Bush

41 min 56 sec ago
Blueberry production in Uruguay increased after president Bush opened the United States to Uruguayan blueberries. In 2009, the country had 800 hectares planted, but the number has declined to almost half by 2014. Pablo Pacheco, from the Mercado Modelo, said Uruguay currently had a smaller harvest but that.....
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Singapore new market for Polish apples

41 min 56 sec ago
Polish apples are now on sale at FairPrice Xtra supermarkets after the European country started shipping them here last week.Poland's turn to new markets such as Singapore comes after Russia, which bought 56 per cent of its apple exports last year, started banning agricultural produce from places such as the.....
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NZ: New funding for apple pest research

41 min 56 sec ago
The pipfruit industry has received new government funding for pest and disease research to improve access for New Zealand apple exports to Asian markets.The $4.3 million Apple Futures II programme will allow Plant and Food Research to continue the development of new techniques to control pests and diseases.....
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Hungary: Guinness World Record pursued

41 min 56 sec ago
On 5 December, an apple eating Guinness World record attempt will be made at Semmelweis University, in Budapest, Hungary. The initiative is intended to promote fruit and vegetable consumption.The record attempt, organised by the National Institute for Health Development and Communication, will involve all.....
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Italy: Pears doing well, too early for kiwis

41 min 57 sec ago
The Abate pear season is looking good, though we will have to wait until January 2015 for the "real" kiwi market.Abate pearsAn operator talks about the situation regarding the pear, and explained that prices were rather low at the beginning of the campaign (September-October 2014) because the goods were in.....
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Brazilian melons bring joy to Christmas"

41 min 57 sec ago
The melons are reaching record prices this month. Commercial director Leon van Hombergh of Frankort & Koning goes into the causes of this and takes a look ahead. "The drought in Brazil is continuing, which is causing much lower volumes. Due to the delayed arrivals it could be exciting around the.....
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Peru: "Opportunities in cherry prodcution"

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As part of its national program, Sierra Exportadora presented cherry production as the new business opportunity in the Peruvian highlands."Speaking about berries in Peru no longer refers only to blueberries. Now our production and marketing offer includes cherries," said the president of Sierra Exportadora,.....
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Chilean grapes back to normal

41 min 57 sec ago
The grape season in the valley of Copiapo, Chile, has just started, and the situation is marked by normality, despite the drought problems in the IV Region, where 10-12% of the country's grapes are produced, "Copiapó has had sufficient water supply to ensure a good production," affirms Juan Colombo, of.....
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Corsican clementine price drop

41 min 57 sec ago
According to the Relaxnews price barometer, the price of Corsican clementines with leaves has decreased compared to last year to €3.24/kilo.The largest price increases this week are Moroccan tomatoes between 57-67mm which reach €1.65/kilo (+19%), potatoes reach €0.32/kilo (+19%) and Conference pears are.....
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Russia suspects apple trafficking

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Due to the large increase in exports from Bosnia and Herzegovinia, Russia suspects that they are side-stepping the embargo on European agri-food and are trafficking agricultural products imported from the EU. Apple and pear exports between January- September 2014 are 100 times higher than the same period in.....
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AU growers demand better transport hygiene standards

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Queensland fruit and vegetable growers are urging supermarkets and transport companies to improve their produce hygiene standards, to prevent a major disease outbreak impacting their industries.The call follows a state-wide pest quarantine area declaration for the destructive cucumber green mottle mosaic.....
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Italy: Good year for table grapes

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Salvatore Secondulfo, owner of the Secondulfo PO cooperative with brothers Ciro and Maurizio and brother-in-law Pasquale, talks about the table grape season."Our attention lately has shifted towards seedless grapes - our company recently planted 15 hectares in Apulia.""From an agronomical point of view, we.....
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International Symposium on the Bacterial Canker of Kiwifruit

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The Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna, among the first institutions to introduce kiwifruit in Italy, is a landmark for the research on PSA and its control strategies.Thus, we are proud to host the 2nd International Symposium on the Bacterial Canker of Kiwifruit. All the scientists interested in.....
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South African citrus season comes to an end

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As the end of the year gets closer, another fruit season approaches its end. In this case, the South African Citrus had a good year in Easy Peelers and Lemons, while for Grapefruits the situation wasn’t so good. With respect to the Oranges, which are still ending the season in the main markets, everything.....
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