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Baden-Wurttemberg: circa 8,800 tons of berries harvested

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In the German state ofBaden-Württembergsufficient rain and average temperatures allowed for good growing conditions for berries this year, reports the German website Fruchthandel.de.However, the harvest was influenced by the suzuki-fruit fly. This fly caused crop failure in many of the following harvests:.....
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Canada: Destructive strawberry virus under control in Nova Scotia

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A strawberry virus that devastated Nova Scotia crops last year is under control, a specialist testified during a legislature committee last Thursday.The destructive virus — the result of two known viruses combining into a new, complex form — was spread by a strawberry aphid. The virus weakened plants to the.....
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Apple sales go down in Ukraine

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The Ukrainian apple market has been experiencing a decrease in trading rates. Growers say that as of mid-November, they have been facing problems with sales, even at minimum prices. Apples are now sold to wholesale companies at no higher than UAH 3-4/kg (EUR 0.15-0.20/kg). Many farmers are ready to end.....
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Rocket Farms introduces plants for living TM product line

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Rocket Farms is introducing a new product line, Plants for Living, which started shipping November 15th. Plants for Living begins with a fresh, new approach to living culinary herbs that is designed to change the way we think about and enjoy fresh herbs.Fresh, flavourful and healthy, Plants for Living.....
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National Mango Board gears up for 2015 with webinar

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The National Mango Board (NMB) will host a virtual outreach meeting via webinar on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 4 p.m. EST. During this webinar, the NMB team will have the opportunity to share results, consumer research, retail tools, and a preview of what is to come in 2015.The NMB will present up to.....
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Israel opens citrus fruit centre in Punjab

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A centre of excellence for citrus fruits set up in Punjab in collaboration with Israel was inaugurated last Thursday.Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and Israel's Ambassador Daniel Carmon inaugurated the centre in Hoshiarpur district.This is the second India-Israel centre of excellence to be established in.....
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2014 Florida Ag Expo offers glimpse into future of agriculture

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An excellent program and cutting-edge research trials drew a near-record crowd to the UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center in Balm November 5, for the 9th annual Florida Ag Expo. Nearly 700 agriculture professionals from across the state came together to explore innovative field trials, an.....
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Florida citrus juice sales still declining in U.S. supermarkets

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The 2014-15 Florida citrus season started out optimistically in the groves, but growers are seeing a sad story in U.S. supermarkets.The first OJ sales report of the season that began last month shows a 9.4 percent decline for the four-week period ending Oct. 25, compared with a similar period a year ago,.....
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NZ: Growers say industry coped well with Psa

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Kiwifruit growers say a report on the outbreak of vine-killing disease Psa-V in 2010 shows they they did a good job as an industry coping with it.The independent report similar to one carried out in 2012, that looked at the biosecurity response to the Psa incursion did not investigate how the disease got.....
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Israeli start-up bringing urban farming to countertops

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An Israeli couple has found an innovative way to make sure their kids get their vegetables. Inspired by 3-D printing, Tsipi and Ben Shoham have found a high-tech way to grow a nutritious vegetable source with no care or fuss."This is a real high-tech system integrated with agriculture in a way nobody has.....
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EU: Shoppers warming up to online frozen food

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European consumers will turn more and more to online shopping and discounters to buy frozen food, a new report from Rabobank states.Its look at the European frozen food sector shows that online shopping will see the most growth when it comes to shopping for frozen food. In what it describes as an ‘ice storm’.....
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Migrants 'exploited' in Italian tomato industry

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An investigative report by a Danish watchdog has revealed that illegal migrants in Italy who are hired to pick tomatoes, which are then exported to Denmark, are “grossly exploited” and work under “harsh conditions”.According to the report from DanWatch, cited on The Local Denmark, two out of every three.....
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Armenia: Walnut crop drops to 3000 tons from 4,800 tons in 2013

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About 3,000 metric tons of walnuts were gathered this year in Armenia, down from 4,800 metric tons in 2013, deputy minister of agriculture Samvel Galstyan told a news conference today.He said this year’s crop was damaged severely by late spring frosts on March 30 and April 1 that damaged severely also 80.....
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Aldi Sud considers market entry to China

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According to German media, Aldi Nord and Aldi Sud have adopted a decision in principle about Aldi’s expansion to China based on which Aldi Sud would be responsible for implementing the strategy.China not top priority yetWe consider this step to be premature. No doubt Aldi is looking for new markets, and in.....
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German supermarket cuts down on waste by Nixing packaging

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You can buy anything from fresh vegetables and pasta to soap and shampoo in a new supermarket, but one thing you won’t find are the bags and bottles to carry the products in. Customers in Original Unverpackt, which means "originally unpackaged," must bring their own packaging to transport around 400 products.....
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Carrefour to open its first Shanghai convenience store

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With retail sales growth slowing in China, many international retailers are looking for new growth opportunities, and the latest is Carrefour's move into convenience. Its first convenience store, under the 'easy' banner, is set to be opened in Shanghai next week.Convenience: the fast growing channelThe top.....
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Asda online creates 230 posts across Northern Ireland

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The growth of Asda's online shopping business has created 230 jobs across its 17 stores in Northern Ireland, the supermarket giant said.Northern Ireland shoppers' enthusiastic reception of the grocer's Click & Collect has grown more than five-fold year on year since it was introduced last year - the.....
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Hefty decrease Russian import

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Several European countries that fall outside the boycott, are facing possible sanctions. Russia suspects these countries of illegal export of European produce, and has requested clarification regarding increased export volumes. On the other hand, Russia is willing to negotiate with Moldova on lifting the.....
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Peru: Peruvian citrus and avocados will enter the Chinese market in March 2015

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Juan Manuel Benites Ramos, Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation, said he felt optimistic because the Peruvian fresh citrus and fresh avocados would enter the Chinese market in March 2015.In this regard, he noted that he was going to travel with Jorge Barrenechea Cabrera, head of the National Service of.....
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First grapes from South Africa

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Beginning of this week Don-Limon received the first grapes from South Africa to Hamburg, Germany. This was also the first SA grapes to arrive in Hamburg.This is also the first varieties SA has to offer. And they received positive response from the markets for the taste, colour and the freshness of the.....
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