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02 October 2015Ceres Fruit Growers counts cost of strike

South Africa’s largest apple and pear packing company says it has lost millions of rand because of arson and other malicious damage.

02 October 2015Horticulture growers lose pesticide fight

Australian fruit and vegetable growers will this month be banned from using what they say is the only remaining effective fruit-fly pesticide.

02 October 2015Sberbank files Kekhman bankruptcy claim

A new law on personal bankruptcy has prompted recently declared bankrupt JFC’s leading creditor bank to target ex JFC CEO Vladimir Kekhman.

02 October 2015Indonesian haze hits Malaysian banana production

The two-month long haze, caused by forest fires in western Indonesia, has led to lower yields of fruits and vegetables.

02 October 2015Australian apple industry urges more exports

In the first six months of 2015 Australia shipped just 2.1K MT of apples to international markets, according to Apple and Pear Australia Limited.

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01 October 2015Del Monte sues Del Monte

Fresh Del Monte alleges that Del Monte Pacific has interfered with its exclusive right to sell branded products in several regions worldwide.

01 October 2015Chilean grape exports regain top spot

Although volumes increased 4% year-on-year in 2014/15, shipments remained 100K MT shy of the record 860K MT established in the 2012/13 season.

01 October 2015Lady Racisce lifts last kiwifruit

Reefer operator Seatrade has carried more than 115,000 pallets in 21 sailings from Tauranga to the Northern European port of Zeebrugge in Belgium this season.

01 October 2015Annus Horribilis for Asian Citrus

China’s largest producer of oranges has posted a significantly wider pretax loss in a year in which two typhoons and disease have decimated its groves.

01 October 2015China plans potato push

With a crop of 95m MT, China is already the largest potato producer in the world despite its relatively low potato yields.

01 October 2015Iran heads to pomegranate summit

Iran is on course to assert its place as the world’s largest producer of pomegranates with 1m MT of the crop this year, according to its Agriculture Ministry.

30 September 2015Ecuadorian banana exports maintain growth

Despite a total increase of 2m boxes per month, the combined exports to Russia, Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean have fallen 11% year-on-year.

30 September 2015China clears path for Costa Rican pineapples

However until the fruit can travel port-to-port across the Pacific within three weeks, the protocol signed by China’s quarantine authority AQSIQ is largely symbolic.

30 September 2015Hail hits Brazilian bananas

The hailstorm on Sunday evening caused damage estimated at BRL15m in Brazil’s largest banana producing region.

30 September 2015Madagascar anticipates good litchi crop

Pre-harvest conditions to date have been ideal and the country is forecasting a slight increase in both production and fresh exports.