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Spain selling most expensive cucumbers in the EU

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 10:29
Taking into account the list of ten largest suppliers in 2014, Spain is the country selling the most expensive cucumbers in the European Union (EU), according to data from Euroestacom (ICEX -Eurostat) and processed by Hortoinfo.In 2014, Spain obtained 449.81 million Euro from the sale of cucumbers in the.....
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US (MA): Lueken’s touts eco-friendly greenhouse on Earth Day

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 10:29
Staff at Root Value, Lueken’s Village Foods’ new aquaponics greenhouse, gave a tour of the state-of-the-art facility on Wednesday.The ultra-efficient greenhouse grows fruits and vegetables in water infused with the natural byproducts of 250 tilapia fish for nutrients, rather than soil and conventional.....
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Tru-Cape plants SA’s oldest pear in its heritage orchard

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 10:29
To mark the picking of the first apples in the Cape on April 17, 353 years ago, Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing, replanted a Winter Saffron Pear in its Heritage Orchard on Oak Valley Estate, Grabouw.Managing director Roelf Pienaar said that for Tru-Cape, remembering and restoring the early genetic material that.....
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Frisée seeing more price fluctuations than in the past

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 10:29
Dirk Declercq from Gits, near Roeselare in Belgium, has been growing frisée or curly endive since 1993, following in his father’s footsteps. Dirk has an acreage of one hectare under glass and close to another hectare on the open field, making him the biggest grower of curly endive in Belgium. Dirk sees a.....
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Spain: White asparagus competing with Peruvian and Chinese

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 10:29
White asparagus is in the spotlight for Aragon's agricultural sector these days. The harvest is expected to be "excellent", both in terms of quantity and quality. Integrated in the Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) of Navarra, which covers nearly 1,000 hectares, the product is fighting to conquer.....
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Chili pepper chemical plays tricks on nerves

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 10:29
The chemical that gives chili peppers their burn, capsaicin, is also a popular pain-reliever found in over-the-counter and prescription medications. New research clarifies how capsaicin works to calm painful nerves, muscles, and joints.In Science Signaling, Tibor Rohacs and a team of researchers from Rutgers.....
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"Best shipments are now released on reluctant carrot market"

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 10:29
The high prices on the carrot market have caused some reluctance among buyers, says Robin Rustenburg of Arie Rustenburg & Zn. This family enterprise has had a wholesaler at the wholesale market in Amsterdam for over 70 years, led by his brother Michel. Robin is responsible for cultivating and packaging.....
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US (CA): Sprouts make the front page

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 10:29
Like a hedge fund manager in an economic downturn, Coastside farmer John Giusti knows that seeing his particular commodity on the front page of the Wall Street Journal can mean trouble.The April 15 issue of the nation’s most widely circulated newspaper included a six-column photo of a Brussels sprout stalk.....
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Brakes on the harvest with clever foil management

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 10:29
Two weeks ago the 2015 asparagus season in North Rhine Westphalia started. Now increasing quantities of German asparagus are delivered daily, and combined with a steadily growing demand, the sale in wholesale markets all over Germany keeps on growing. Johannes Laurenz, state certified farmer and owner of.....
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Spain: 10-15% less garlic acreage could slow price drops

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 10:29
The reduction of around 10 to 15% in Spain's garlic acreage in 2014 and the prospects for a good campaign could result in the end of the disastrous price trends of recent years. This has been one of the conclusions of the meeting of the Joint Spanish-French-Italian Garlic Committee, which was held in.....
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Bulgarian tomatoes could disappear from market

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 10:29
“There is a risk for the Bulgarian greenhouse tomato to disappear from the market,” said Krasimir Kichukov, chairperson of the management board of the Bulgarian Association of Greenhouse Growers, speaking in an interview with FOCUS News Agency.“There is a need to pay higher attention to the sector and.....
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India: Veg prices expected to rise soon

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 10:29
The glut in in the vegetables market in Belgaum, after they were harvested prematurely, due to unseasonal rains, led to the plummeting of prices which is expected to remain there till April-end. The prices have touched a low for the last couple of weeks as farmers prefer to send the crop to the market rather.....
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Switzerland: Large spinach acreage

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 10:29
The second largest area for growing vegetables in Switzerland is used for spinach. However, spinach is not only a mayor player in the field, it performs every well at the table too.The spinach eaten in Switzerland is probably a cross between two wild species from Southwest Asia. Spinach was first cultivated.....
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Banana export returning in Somalia

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 10:29
Banana exporters in war-torn Somalia are very happy. After more than two decades of civil war, bananas are making a comeback, CCTV Africa reported.Fighting in the horn of Africa nation has subsided in recent years, mainly due to intervention by African Union forces helped by local federal government forces.....
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Philippines: Banana production rises 2.8%

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 10:29
Banana production increased by 2.8% in 2014 to 8.88 million metric tons (MT), according to the Bureau of Agricultural Statistics’ (BAS) Major Crops Bulletin, but this year’s output could suffer a setback as the prevailing mild El Niño has started to affect harvest.The BAS report said the banana industry’s.....
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Italy: Galatina New Potatoes become a PDO product

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 10:29
Galatina new potatoes (Solanum tuberosum, Sieglinde variety) were awarded the PSO mark on April 21st, 2015.The production area corresponds to that identified as the "Salento and Ionic area" and includes the following municipalities:Acquarica del Capo, Alliste, Casarano, Castrignano del Capo, Galatina,.....
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New Chipperbec™ premium non GMO California chipping potatoes

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 10:29
New Chipperbec™ potatoes now availableAllied Potato Inc., a premier grower and distributor of chipping potatoes in conjunction with Frost Potato Co-Op are proud to announce their new Chipperbec™ branded chipping potatoes for foodservice operators and processors across the country. “The 2015 fresh potato.....
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Co-funding from EU approved for €4.3m potato campaign

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 10:29
The EU Commission has approved 50% EU co-funding for ‘Potato Potential’, a €4.3m programme to promote potatoes on the Irish and UK markets.Speaking about the Commission’s decision, Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney welcomed the EU recognition and financial support for an industry programme to raise.....
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New potato supply remains manageable

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 10:29
A recent analysis concludes that the available and expected quantities of potatoes are smaller than the previous year. Less important suppliers, such as Morocco and Tunisia, are hardly or not all on the market. From Egypt come fewer potatoes than planned and Israel only recently began with shipping the.....
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Late start for P.E.I. potatoes

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 10:29
Cascumpec seed potato grower Jason Rayner is biding his time before moving equipment outdoors to start grading seed stock for customers.“It is still too muddy and still really too cold, and the snow is going to really control the temperature, too,” Rayner commented. “In P.E.I., unfortunately, spring is.....
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