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24 May 2018Coldiretti warns of significant fruit losses

The leading Italian agricultural association says the country’s cherry, peach and nectarine crops have been badly affected by ongoing 'anomalous' rainfall.

24 May 2018Chile to ship more citrus

The Chilean Citrus Committee forecasts total exports of 315K MT for 2018, a 17% increase year-on-year.

24 May 2018Kiwifruit monthly exports soar to new high

New Zealand kiwifruit exports rose 82% in April 2018 compared with April 2017, to reach NZ$438m, a new high for any month.

24 May 2018Recyplast celebrates 25-year anniversary

Dole Food says that its pioneering plastic recycling company in Costa Rica has recently surpassed 25 years in its mission to reduce and reuse agricultural waste.

24 May 2018T&G future proofs apple crop

The 47-hectare block being developed by T&G in Moteo is planted to be two-dimensional rather than the usual three, facilitating automotive processes.

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24 May 2018Tasmania spends A$5.5m on fruit fly

The Tasmanian Government is confident the state's 'largest-ever single biosecurity action' will have successfully eradicated fruit fly in the state come the new season.

23 May 2018Less is more for Zespri

A range of factors helped the marketer deliver an increase in value to growers, despite a season in which the volume of New Zealand kiwifruit sold fell by 11%.

23 May 2018Sharp fall confirmed for PNW cherries

US Pacific Northwest producers are forecasting a 20.4m-box cherry crop this season, down 22.7% from last year’s record 26.4m boxes.

23 May 2018Dover to operate without CEO

The UK Port of Dover says progress on the Western Docks Revival Project will not be hindered despite the absence of a chief executive.

23 May 2018Fruit bats linked to Nipah spread

Indian fruit exporters are concerned after the rare, contagious, brain-damaging virus is held responsible for the deaths of at least 10 people in the State of Kerala.

23 May 2018Philippines to publish list of unscrupulous banana exporters

The Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters Association claims that isolating rogue exporters would help the industry better regulate fruit quality.

22 May 2018Kekhman guilty of fraud

The England and Wales High Court finds in favour of plaintiff Bank of Moscow, which in 2011 lent Russian distributor JFC Group the equivalent of US$150m.

22 May 2018China drives Thai durian boom

Thailand exported a total 120,000 tonnes of durian in April, up 135% year-on-year, with China absorbing more than 50%.

22 May 2018Sumitomo confirms Balmoral divestment

The Japanese conglomerate says it is to sell off the 30% stake in the property group back to the McCann family.

22 May 2018Tesco revisits 'best before'

The UK retailer is to remove 'best before' labels from many of its fresh produce lines, which it says will help reduce waste.