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South African authorities doing everything to ensure proper procedures are followed

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With the South African Valencia exports just getting into full flow, the threat of an export ban into Europe is back in the news. It has been rumoured that four interceptions of Citrus Black Spot have now been made, but this has not been confirmed.Despite all the best efforts and rigorous controls by South.....
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Golden Wing Mau joins hands with Bayer CropScience

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On July 3rd, 2014 Shenzhen Golden Wing Mau Enterprise Development Co., Ltd. and Bayer CropScience Vegetable Seeds signed a strategic collaboration agreement on sustainable development of vegetable production. Mr. Jason, general manager of Golden Wing Mau and Mr. Rolf Schrauwen, global head of marketing of.....
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Israel: Fig demand this year higher than anticipated

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For the Israeli company Avniv Israel, the fig campaign is divided in two stages, with the first starting in May and going on with a continuous harvest at several locations until August, “when we normally stop due to the start of the Turkish season and also because we cannot compete with the domestic.....
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US: New citrus rules call for smaller fruit sizes

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has adopted a rule that will reduce the size and grade requirements for grapefruit and oranges grown in the lower Rio GrandeValley.These rules are in response to market demand and maximize shipments of fresh fruit, according too the agency.The new rule changed the size.....
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LINKFRESH looks to streamline supply chain with ERP software

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With a strong focus on the fresh produce industry, LINKFRESH's ERP software can help streamline the process that takes products from the field to the consumer's hands. Integrated within Microsoft's Dynamics enterprise software, the LINKFRESH software suite can make the supply chain easier to handle.“The.....
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"Shortage of lemons causes high prices"

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Demand for lemons is currently high, but the volumes just can't keep up. This is mostly related to the shortages that developed during cultivation in Argentina. Over half of the lemons couldn't be harvested. The Spanish lemon season was already a month longer this year. That's what Peter Maes of importing.....
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The Produce Mom honours Nature Fresh Farms as 2014 Partner of the Year

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Nature Fresh Farms has been named the 2014 Produce Mom Partner of the Year. The recognition was announced at the 27th Annual Indianapolis Fruit Company Trade Show.“All of my partners are valued. The Partner of the Year recognition is like a team’s MVP award,” explains Lori Taylor, The Produce Mom. “Nature.....
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US (CA): Citrus growers, legislators push for putting water bond on ballot

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Standing near a water-starved citrus grove in east Fresno County, farmers, legislators and agriculture leaders on Tuesday urged public support for a multibillion-dollar water bond to build new reservoirs.Agriculture officials say that without more above-ground water storage, California will continue to.....
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California Table Grape Industry honours Dwight Minami

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For more than 20 years, Minami volunteered his time and energy to help evaluate over 1,000 applications that led to the awarding of college scholarships to California table grape field workers and their children.During his tenure, 76 students were awarded scholarships to attend universities, junior colleges.....
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Depron absorption base ensures longer shelf life for strawberries

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Depron has succeeded in developing an absorption base which demonstrably lengthens shelf life of strawberries. The HAS University of Applied Sciences in Den Bosch has, after extensive tests, determined that strawberries cultivated in open field have a longer shelf life if the traditional bubble wrap is.....
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Philippine Ports Authority plans to privatize 3 ports in Mindanao

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State-run Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) plans to privatize 3 ports in Mindanao under the government's public-private partnership (PPP) program.Juan Sta. Ana, PPA general manager, said among the Mindanao ports that would privatized through the PPP route is that in Davao.The Davao Port has a capacity of.....
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Maersk unveils low-sulphur surcharge, but customers of other carriers must wait

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Maersk Line is preparing customers for a low-sulphur fuel surcharge of up to $150 per 40ft container after January 1, when stricter ship emission regulations are enforced in the emission control areas (ECAs) of Europe and the US.However, with less than six months until the deadline, most other major ocean.....
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Port of Antwerp handled up to 98,229,046 tonnes in H1 2014

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The port of Antwerp handled 98,229,046 tonnes of freight in the first six months of 2014. That is 2.7% more than in the same period last year, itself already a record year. Container freight once more contributed good growth figures, while liquid bulk too continued the upward trend, the company said in its.....
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Argentina: Cherry production increases in the valleys

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Some time has elapsed since, at the end of the nineties, some private initiatives gave way to the introduction of Cherry crops in Neuquén. In that time, however, the Patagonian region became one of the leading producing regions in the country and the largest exporter of cherries in Argentina.In the past 20.....
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UK: Anglesey vegetable grower launches search for Wales' oldest carrot

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Medwyn Williams wants to track down the vegetable, which dates back to the 16th century.One of the UK’s most successful vegetable growers has launched a search for Wales’s oldest variety of carrot - dating back to the 16th century.Produce from Medwyn Williams’ Anglesey gardens have just gone on sale at.....
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Over tonne of thrips-contaminated aubergines blocked in Russia

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Over a tonne of thrips-contaminated aubergines held off in Kaliningrad, Russia The vegetables were imported from Poland.Detection of Californian Thrips – a pest of most vegetable crops and flower plants – has been confirmed by laboratory analysis tests. Contaminated aubergines (1.1 tonne) have been sent for.....
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India: Farmers warm up to new tomato variety

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The extension centre of the National Horticultural Research and Development Foundation (NHRDF), Hubli, plans to convince vegetable growers to sow seeds of the Arka Rakshak tomato which is high-yielding hybrid with higher resistance to various diseases.As the Arka Rakshak, developed by the Indian Institute of.....
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Asia's first ever 1,500-hectare "all-organic" Cavendish banana

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Asia's first ever 1,500-hectare "all-organic" Cavendish banana farm was opened on Monday.The farm is being developed jointly by a group of Muslim religious leaders, local entrepreneurs and two multinational benefactors, the Univex and the Delinanas, a subsidiary of the international Del Monte fruit.....
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US: Maine Potato Board says crop looking healthy

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Officials with the Maine Potato Board said Monday that weeks of heat and sunshine in July have done wonders for this year’s potato growing season.Don Flannery, executive director of the board, said that this year’s crop is looking wonderful so far.“We did get the crop in a little later than normal,” he said......
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New white organic French fries

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Demand for Organic foods in both retail and food service continues to soar compelling Russet House, the third largest sweet potato processor in North America to announce their launch of Organic White Fries in early fall of 2014. This comes as a result of the enormous success of their organic sweet potato.....
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