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"Growth Chilean fruit export mainly outside Europe"

28 min 50 sec ago
André van Tuil has been working for Combifrut in Chile, part of the Olympic Food Group, for years. In this interview, he goes into the circumstances surrounding the weather and cultivation in Chile, the current grape, kiwi and top fruit season, the consequences of the current exchange rate for the fruit.....
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Possible business combination between UNIVEG, Greenyard Foods, Peatinvest

28 min 50 sec ago
The board of directors of UNIVEG announces that it will start preliminary discussions in relation to a possible business combination between UNIVEG Group, Greenyard Foods and Peatinvest.The board of directors of UNIVEG Group believes that a business combination of the three groups has the potential to create.....
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French kiwifruit prices high as end of season approaches

28 min 50 sec ago
Supplies of kiwifruit from Europe are winding down, and prices have remained strong as a result of demand outstripping supplies. French fruit is expected to be available into May, after which fruit from the Southern Hemisphere will fill in supply gaps.“Fruit is quite expensive right now.....
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"Armenia and Turkey cannot replace Greek stonefruit"

28 min 50 sec ago
Polish apple growers hope that, if the Russian borders open up again, their market share will be equal to their position before the boycott. According to the Greek exporters' association, Armenia, Turkey and Iran are not capable of replacing the loss of Greek stonefruit on the Russian market. Siberian soft.....
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India: Namdhari to install retractable roof greenhouse

28 min 50 sec ago
To continue their position as a leader and innovator, Namdhari have agreed to construct a 1 hectare retractable flat roof house. The agreement was made at a meeting with the Cravo team and Mr. Uday Singh, Chairman & Managing Director and his team during a visit to the Namdhari facilities after attending.....
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"Good prices for Spanish strawberries this winter"

28 min 50 sec ago
It's calm in the fruit trade at the moment. According to Frank Valckenier of the Belgian Valckenier BVBA they were doing well until mid December, but the trade collapsed after the New Year. "At the moment it's varied, you can have one good day and then nothing for the next few." He indicates that the calm.....
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AU: Banana industry on alert after suspected case of TR4

28 min 50 sec ago
The Australian Banana Growers’ Council (ABGC) is working with biosecurity authorities after a suspected case of the soil-borne disease Panama Tropical Race 4 (TR4) was detected on one banana plantation in the Tully area.Biosecurity Queensland is quarantining the farm following an initial positive test result.....
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Chilean blueberry exports back on track

28 min 50 sec ago
Chilean blueberry exports during the 2014-15 season broke, once again, the country's historical record, surpassing 86,400 tonnes; a 25% increase, according to data provided by the Chilean Blueberry Committee corresponding to the ninth week of harvest and to an analysis from iQonsulting. This shows that the.....
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C-diff on US onions behind latest labeling laws push

28 min 50 sec ago
The horticulture industry has come out in support of Australian grown onions following yet another contamination scare from produce imported into Australia, this time onions shipped from the USA. “We have undertaken a national education campaign to alert both retailers and consumers that Australia has a.....
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QUAFETY project: the role of FreshPlaza in fresh-cut chain research dissemination in 2013 and 2014

28 min 51 sec ago
FreshPlaza, partner for dissemination within the EU project QUAFETY on the quality and safety of fresh-cut fruit and vegetables, opened in 2012 the "Quafety - Fresh cut management" section on its websites: www.freshplaza.it (in Italian), www.freshplaza.com (in English) and www.freshplaza.es (in.....
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Bumper cherry crop ‘just the start’ for busy summer at RD8

28 min 51 sec ago
A bumper cherry season that started back in December, followed by full on harvesting of blueberries and other summer fruits is certainly keeping grower RD8 busy during the early part of 2015. “2015 has started with a record cherry crop out of New Zealand,” says Craig Hall, of RD8. That has really been the.....
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Chilean table grapes: "Europe demands much and pays little"

28 min 51 sec ago
"The European market has not been favourable, basically because prices are low, the exchange rate has plummeted and other markets, like the U.S., offer better prospects," affirms Fernando Sat, president of the Chilean Table Grape Committee.Fernando notes: "Our shipments to Europe are currently 8% smaller.....
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Peru: First artichoke processing plant inaugurated in Cusco

28 min 51 sec ago
Agrícola Alsur Cusco SAC invested nearly $12 million dollars to build the first processing plant of canned, fresh, and frozen artichokes that will be exported to the European and American market.This modern agro-industrial plant has the capacity to process 200 tons of artichokes per day, 80% of the.....
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British cucumbers now in Sainsbury's

28 min 51 sec ago
In a new report from ProduceView the UK retail prices of a half cucumber, cherry tomatoes and mixed peppers were recorded. These prices are monitored at nine supermarkets in the UK, namely: Tesco, Sainsbury's, Asda, Morrisons, M & S, Waitrose, Lidl, Aldi, and Co-op. The prices have been monitored.....
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Vegetable crisps: healthy or not?

28 min 51 sec ago
On supermarket shelves, next to the well-known potato crisps, you'll find more and more crisps made from vegetables like parsnips, beetroot, carrots or sweet potatoes. Since vegetables contain hardly any calories, but instead many important nutrients, vegetables are extremely healthy. But does this also.....
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Light at the end of the tunnel for chicory market

28 min 51 sec ago
The chicory market has had a difficult time, but growers and traders are finally able to see a light at the end of the tunnel. According to Rudi Coosemans, from the export/import company 'Coosemans', the market started improving somewhat near the end of last year, and has been quite stable since. "An upswing.....
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Mushrooms keep people feeling satisfied for longer

28 min 51 sec ago
The mushroom industry is hoping to increase mushroom consumption tenfold, with a new ad campaign. It highlights new health research showing mushrooms keep people feeling satisfied for longer, lower cholesterol and are rich in anti-oxidants.Growers voted to double their levies to pay for this campaign, to.....
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Corny story is sweet news for growers

28 min 51 sec ago
Sweet corn continues to be a family favourite, with the latest Project Harvest consumer research study revealing that more and more Australians are enjoying this staple with their families.The latest data from the tracking study shows consumers are increasingly turning to corn as a healthy addition to their.....
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Cooperative promotes modern mushroom farming

28 min 51 sec ago
A cooperative in Jinshan hopes to offer local mushroom farmers everything necessary to realize standardized, up-to-date methods for large-scale production. These include seeds, raw materials, technology, plastic houses and contracts.Ding Wenfeng, co-founder of the LianZhong Professional Mushroom Cooperative,.....
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US: Spinach not popular to grow

28 min 51 sec ago
“The spinach market is good right now. As a matter of fact, it is always good as there is not much available”, says Darrel Beyer with CityAg Produce. “Only a few people grow it as it is very susceptible to mildew. Our farm is situated in Ventura County and I feel lucky as we don’t have any mildew problems......
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